The Training School program was organized by Professor Maja Relja, in collaboration with other scientists from the Research Network and with the Movement Disorder Society. Grants were made from the COST Action budget to 34 young dystonia trainees to support their travel and accommodation costs to attend the event. The 3-day course took place in the beautiful setting of Bol – a well-know holiday resort on the island of Brac in Croatia. A very experienced team of 16 dystonia experts from across our continent provided training for young specialists in many aspects of this difficult neurological movement disorder.
The interaction outside the training sessions, among trainers and trainees, provided a real opportunity to ask questions and get into useful discussions in smaller groups plus, in the later stages of the School, to meet the patient group leaders who were beginning to assemble for Dystonia Europe’s 2012 annual conference.
The attendees were extremely positive about their experiences in Bol and the excellent opportunity to increase their knowledge of dystonia.