Monday, October 24, 2011

5th International Dystonia Symposium

The 5th International Dystonia Symposium came to an end in the early evening on Saturday, October 22nd. A theme throughout the three day meeting was overhearing someone say, “This is the best dystonia meeting I have ever attended.” Kudos to the Scientific and Program Committee members – Alberto Albanese, Mahlon DeLong, Wendy Galpern, Mark Hallett, Buz Jinnah, Ryuji Kaji, Christine Klein, Tony Lang, Jan Teller, Marie Vidailhet and Tom Warner – who worked so hard in putting together this fabulous program. 560 people attended the symposium and were able to experience the energy that can be felt in this field. The discussions and ideas generated during the meeting are exciting. DMRF members should be proud of the numerous researchers who cited the support of the DMRF for the work they presented. A summary of the meeting will be issued shortly but you all should know that this was a resounding success and everyone left really motivated to keep the progress continuing!

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