December 11, 2019

Dystonia Patient Leaders Discuss Importance of Research and the Samuel Belzberg 6th International Dystonia Symposium

On June 4-6, 2020 the Samuel Belzberg 6th International Dystonia Symposium (IDS6) will take place in Dublin, Ireland.  This Symposium represents the latest chapter in a definitive series of international dystonia meetings held since 1975 to bring together experts to present and discuss the latest information on dystonia. The Symposium is being organized by the…

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December 11, 2019

Professor Pisani Receives The Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellence in Dystonia Research 2019

Dystonia is a distinct movement disorder, a clinical entity determined by genetic and environmental factors. However, dystonia is commonly found as a disabling symptom of Parkinson’s disease. Indeed, up to 30% of Parkinson’s patients can exhibit dystonia as a presenting symptom, or even as a motor complication during the course of the disease. Since 2014,…

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September 20, 2019

7th Biennial Workshop on Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease in Rome

This workshop took place on September 18th and 19th; its planner was Prof Antonio Pisani (Tor Vergata University, Rome) who has organised this event since 2007. Dystonia and Parkinson’s disease have traditionally been viewed as distinct movement disorders. However, compelling clinical and experimental evidence suggest that these diseases can share, at least to some extent,…

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