April 12, 2020

D-DAYs 2020 & 6th International Dystonia Symposium in Dublin postponed until 2021.

The D-DAYs 2020 is postponed until 2021

Due to the situation with the Pandemic Covid 19, it has been decided to postpone the D-DAYs in Dublin until next year. We plan to hold the event in 2021 in Dublin, Ireland, along with the 6th Samuel Belzberg Dystonia Symposium.

These measurements have been taken to ensure the health and safety of all our members, patients and families, the speakers and health professionals, and all others involved in the event, which is extremely important to us.

More information on the conference that will take place in 2021 will follow. If you have any questions, please contact us by email to sec@dystonia-europe.org


The 6th Samuel Belzberg Dystonia Symposium is postponed and will be held in 2021

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the many travel bans and other precautions being taken to limit the spread of the virus, the Samuel Belzberg 6th International Dystonia Symposium (SBIDS6) will not be held in Dublin on 4th to 6th of June, 2020 as planned.

This decision was not made easily but the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and Dystonia Europe, working with the leadership of the Scientific Program Committee, feel strongly that this is the best course of action at this time. The health, safety and well-being of participants, faculty and sponsors and the dystonia community is our priority.

We appreciate that many of you have personally committed time and finances to join us for this meeting and you may have questions regarding cancelling your plans and reimbursement of registration fees etc. Please also allow us time to gather this information and we will provide an update for you as soon as possible.

We are grateful to Drs. Jinnah and Pisani and the Members of the Scientific Program Committee for their hard work in developing the outstanding program for this meeting. We want to thank the program faculty who agreed to speak in June and to those who submitted over 100 abstracts for the meeting.  We will provide more specific information in the coming weeks and thank you for your under-standing.


The Symposium is named in honor of Sam Belzberg, co-Founder of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF), who passed away in 2018.  Sam founded the DMRF in 1976 with his wife Frances, shortly after their daughter was diagnosed with dystonia and he was relentless in his drive to find a cure and to provide services for families, like his, whose lives were upended by the disorder.