September 11, 2015

Health Professionals in Slovenia learn about dystonia 

The Medical Congress ”Heart & Soul” held in Portoroz, Slovenia, last September, attracted about 400 participants: family doctors, physiotherapists, nurses and many others from the medical field in Slovenia. Dystonia was one of the topics on the programme and after Neurologist Nina Zupancic, Ljublana, had explained to the audience about dystonia: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, Monika Benson told her dystonia story. A dystonia patient from Slovenia, Tedy, shared his story and how DBS treatment brought him back to life.
We would like to thank Medis, distributor of botulinum toxin Xeomin in Slovenia, who helped to raise awareness by giving out Jump for Dystonia t-shirts and encourage people to JUMP for dystonia in the exhibition hall.
The day before, Medis had organised a press conference at the Neurology Department of the University Hospital in Ljubljana. Together with Professor Svertan Pirtosek and Dr. Nina Zupancic, the possibility of founding a dystonia patient association in Slovenia was discussed.