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DMRF Canada is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for a two-year clinical and research fellowship to support the training of exceptionally qualified physicians in preparation for their clinical career in movement disorders with a focus on dystonia and a special competence in use of botulinum toxins.
September 24, 2018
DMRF Canada is thrilled to announce that through 2018 and 2019, they will be increasing research funding for dystonia research that focuses on better clinical treatments for dystonia with the addition of two new projects, specifically for researchers in Canada:
Cervical dystonia, also known as spasmodic torticollis, is a focal dystonia characterized by neck muscles contracting involuntarily, causing abnormal movements and awkward posture of the head and neck. The movements may be sustained (“tonic”), jerky (“clonic”), or a combination of both.
TORONTO, ON – August 30, 2018 – The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is pleased to announce that September is dystonia awareness month in Canada.
In August 2018, DMRF Canada Clinical Fellow Karlo Lizarraga launched his first 'Toxin Club', for all of the Movement Disorder Fellows at Toronto Western Hospital. These meetings will serve as a place for Clinical Fellows to gather, share case information and discuss best practices in Clinical Treatments. Executive Director, Stefanie Ince, was on hand to listen, learn, and ask questions about the patient experience at Toronto Western.