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Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County Meeting

11 Aug

DATE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2024

TIME: 1-3:00 P.M. PACIFIC TIME

TOPIC: INFORMAL SHARING/DISCUSSION FORMAT (No guest presenter)

DESCRIPTION: Happy New Year everyone! Persons with ALL forms of dystonia are invited to join us for our first virtual support group meeting of 2024. You can choose to not show your image or your name and participation in any discussion is always completely voluntary. This is a safe space where we can learn from one another, exchange information and provide and receive support. For the Zoom log-in information, please e-mail Martha Murphy at mmurphy582@gmail.com Our group website is www.dystoniaofsandiego.com Facebook page: www.facebook.com/dystoniaofsandiego


DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2004 – VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING

TIME: 1:00-3:00 P.M. PACIFIC TIME

TOPIC: “Deconstructing Dystonia: More than a Disorder of Movement.”

GUEST PRESENTER: Abhimanyu Mahajan, MD, MHS, Movement Disorders Neurologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati 

All are invited to join us for our Virtual Support Group meeting. Our group is open to persons with ALL forms of dystonia. THIS MEETING WILL NOT BE RECORDED! 
 
Dr. Mahajan’s primary research interests lie in the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of dystonia. For his work on cervical dystonia and substance abuse using the Dystonia coalition database, he received the 2018 AAN Young Investigators award. He received the 2018 junior investigator award from the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) for work using magnetoencephalography (MEG) in cervical dystonia. His effort on exploring the clinical relationship between cancer and Parkinson’s disease, biological opposites, led to the 2020 AAN Alliance Award: Founders. He is a member of the 2022 MDS LEAP class. He was acknowledged as an Emerging leader in Dystonia research by the DMRF in 2023. His research has received funding from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF), Sunflower Parkinson’s disease Foundation and the Parkinson’s Foundation. Currently, he serves on the AAN Movement disorders Measurement Workgroup, MDS Dystonia Study Group, MDS Education committee and MDS Communications Oversight Committee.

Participation in any discussion is always completely voluntary. In addition, attendees can choose to not show their image or name.


Martha Murphy
Leader/Founder, Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County
DMRF Pacific/Northwest Regional Coordinator
DMRF Information Coordinator & Brain Bank Liaison
E-mail: mmurphy582@gmail.com
Group website: www.dystoniaofsandiego.com

Group Facebook: www.facebook.com/dystoniaofsandiego 
DMRF website: www.dystonia-foundation.org
Dysphonia International website: www.dysphonia.org