DMRF Canada proudly partners with different organizations and coalitions to ensure we are funding the best and brightest in dystonia research.
DMRF Canada has partnered with the DMRF in the United States to fund the best world-wide research. Since 1976 this collaboration has funded over 400 grants awarding $22 million in research funding. In additional, DMRF Canada has partnered with The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other foundations, including the Banting Foundation, to fund excellent dystonia research in Canada.
DMRF prides itself on a long history of supporting and stimulating dystonia research for a better understanding of dystonia as well as to breakthroughs in genetics and therapeutics. Beyond the funding of investigators, the scientific program of the DMRF is multi-faceted, encompassing contracts with pharma/biotech companies on targeted projects, scientific meetings and workshops, a clinical fellowship program, and partnerships with other like-minded organizations, all to further the understanding of dystonia.
The Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MSAC) is comprised of pre-eminent researchers and clinicians from various scientific disciplines. The members are responsible not only for grant review but also for setting the direction of the research to find more effective treatments and ultimately a cure.