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Dystonia Canada News

April 17, 2023

With the support of a very generous donor, DMRF Canada is facilitating a one-year, multi-center research project that will aim to validate a clinical and deep learning-based tool for recognition assessment and monitoring of complex movement disorders in dystonia patients.

“If successfully completed, this project will provide a dynamic system for unbiased diagnosis and clinical evaluation of dystonia and other movement disorders.” - DMRF Chief Scientific Advisor Jan Teller

January 19, 2023

Nationwide Survey of Patients and Families: Access to Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment available to some patients with certain motor disorders (Parkinson's Disease, essential tremor, primary dystonia) where a small device is implanted within the brain to help treat symptoms. A thorough assessment by a multidisciplinary team determines candidacy for this surgical treatment, as not all patients with these diagnoses would benefit from this therapy.

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November 2, 2022

November 2, 2022 – Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is pleased to announce that once again it is supporting a two-year Clinical and Research Fellowship for Movement Disorders, with a specialty in Dystonia. Read more...