Every other month DMRF Canada publishes Going Forward; our bi-monthly e-newsletter.
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We're thrilled to announce that Casey Kidson, Founder of Dyfying Dystonia, has been recognized as the 2017 recipient of the Change-Maker Award by Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC); a coalition of organizations that represent people with brain diseases, disorders and injuries in Canada. The NHCC Change-Maker Award, first launched in 2011, aims to recognize outstanding contributions and leadership in inclusion, innovation and integration for the benefit of Canadians living with brain conditions.
In recent months, DMRF Canada has received an increasing number of inquiries from dystonia patients about the efficacy of medical marijuana for the treatment of dystonia and other movement disorders. The research in this area is still inconclusive, with more studies on the way. Our Spring 2018 Newsletter included an article about what we now so far. Please find a list of sources below:
"We are very excited to serve as the home of the first Clinical Fellowship for Movement Disorders supported by Allergan Canada. The committee couldn't have selected a better candidate than Dr. Lizarraga, a bright, enthusiastic, inquisitive and dedicated young movement disorders trainee who will definitely make the most of this support and will make the Canadian dystonia community proud." - Dr. Anthony Lang, Toronto Western Hospital
As a proud member of Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC), DMRF Canada is pleased to present an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail that speaks to the urgent need for additional research funding and more supports provided to individuals dealing with neurological conditions in Canada. Read the article here.