Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dystonia Education

Now that the summer is unofficially over, learning is happening anew as students return to schools across the country. Education is also on our minds as we finalize plans for several major educational efforts scheduled for this fall. We know that staying abreast of current developments in dystonia is critical to successfully managing this disorder. It is also important to be able to share these educational experiences with others who can truly understand dystonia – folks who are affected by dystonia either directly or through a loved one. The French poet and author, Anatole France said, “Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” We couldn’t agree more!

The Foundation has been a longtime supporter of educational opportunities – because it is important to hear from the leading medical experts but also because it is so important to connect with others – to receive and give encouragement. The DMRF will host a Western regional meeting on October 1 & 2 in Pasadena, CA and a Mid-Atlantic Meeting on November 14th in Silver Spring, MD. These meetings are designed to give you accurate, updated information but as importantly – provide you with a forum to make or renew friendships – to encourage and be encouraged.

If you can, please join us for these opportunities.