October 31, 2013

Dystonia Europe 20th Anniversary Conference & General Assembly

On September 6 & 7 Dystonia Europe celebrated its 20th Anniversary with the Conference “Achievement & Hope” in Edinburgh Scotland. About 85 participants from all over Europe attended the 2-day-event. The program contained a variety of presentations such as for example DBS treatment, Physiotherapy, Genetics, Living Well with Dystonia and many more. Read more about the presentations here.

At the Friday evening’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, DE founder and Executive Director, Alistair Newton was honored with speeches and a gift from all Dystonia Europe member groups.

At the Dystonia Europe General Assembly President Monika Benson stepped down after serving the maximum period of 6 years. Robert Scholten of the Netherlands was elected the new President. Other new board members were: Merete Avery from Norway, now serving as Secretary and Heike Wolf taking on the Treasurer’s tasks.