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Chuck’s Run, Walk and Wheel 5KM for Dystonia is a fun, family-friendly event, hosted at High Park, Toronto on Sunday, June 2, 2019, to raise awareness and funds for dystonia, a neurological movement disorder. Thanks to the support of the dystonia community, this year's Chuck's Run, Walk and Wheel was another great success! Click here if you'd still like to make a donation.
In February, the DMRF held our annual research meeting in San Antonio, TX. The MSAC is comprised of pre-eminent clinicians and researchers and represents expertise in microbiology, genetics, brain circuitry, epidemiology, and related fields. MSAC members providing inaugural presentations in their area of expertise included Michelle Ehrlich, MD (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine), Niccolo Mecacci, MD, Ph.D. (Northwestern University), Jill Ostrem, MD (UCSF) and Roy Sillitoe (Baylor College of Medicine). The keynote lecture was offered by Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, MD, Ph.D.
The DMRF is pleased to announce the appointment of Joel S. Perlmutter, MD as Scientific Director. (Pictured with Scientific Director Emeritus, Mahlon Delong, MD.)
We’re thrilled to introduce the 2019 Chuck’s Run Ambassador, Sarah-Anne.
Last year, Sarah-Anne and her family participated in Chuck’s Run, and it was a pivotal point in Sarah’s journey with dystonia. “ To see the community come together – to know that so many people there – strangers who I didn’t know - had once been alone like me - was a feeling like no other.”
November 2018: The DMRF Canada Board of Directors is pleased and proud to announce the launch of a new grant intended to fund research that could lead to better clinical treatments for dystonia patients. "DMRF Canada is committed to supporting the highest quality dystonia research in Canada," said Stefanie Ince, Executive Director.
This is the second research investment that has been announced this fall, following the launch of a two year Clinical Fellowship which was launched in October 2018.