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NSTA Funding Research in 2022

29 Jun

The Dystonia Coalition (DC) solicits applications for Pilot Projects Program (PPP) and a Career Development Award (CDA) each year.  All applications are reviewed by the DC’s Review Boards and during a recent annual meeting, it was suggested that the DC share information with all Patient Advocacy Groups (PAG). This give PAGs the opportunity to co-supporting […]

Webinar with Brian D. Berman, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.N – Beneath the Surface: Non-Motor Symptoms in Cervical Dystonia

14 Mar

Dr. Brian Berman is no stranger to the NSTA. He has supported the NSTA in many ways including presenting on “Neuroimaging in Spasmodic Torticollis” at the 2013 NSTA Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. On Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, Dr. Berman is our guest speaker for the next NSTA webinar. His topic is […]

The International Neurotoxin Association (INA) – The TOXINS 2022 6th International Conference

09 Feb

The TOXINS 2022 6th International Conference which will be held July 27-30, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The TOXINS conferences are the premier venue for consideration of the latest developments in the basic science and clinical applications of neurotoxins. The scientific program―presented by the world’s experts in their respective fields―will be of interest to basic scientists and […]

Webinar with Ken Price – My Unusual and Successful Treatment for my Spasmodic Torticollis (ST)

15 Dec

December 2021 The following is an update of a column I wrote for the Spring 2015 issue of the ST Quarterly on my unusual and successful treatment for my Spasmodic Torticollis (ST).  Although I still have muscle spasms in my cervical region, they are generally quite mild and painless, I have free movement and correct […]

Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County Meeting

11 Aug

Date: Saturday, 8/27/22Time: 1-3:00 p.m. Pacific timePresentation title: NAVIGATING MEDICARE Our guest presenter is PABLO CORONA, Outreach/Community Education Coordinator from the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) Elder Law & Advocacy Program. http://seniorlaw-sd.org/programs/ He will primarily be discussing Medicare as well as Medicaid, health insurance, long-term care, HMO’s, etc. Mr. Corona started as a […]

An announcement from the Brain Awareness Week Campaign Headquarters

11 Mar

Dear Brain Awareness Week Partners, Brain Awareness Week—March 15-21—is less than two months away, and we’re looking forward to hearing how you plan to celebrate in your community! Partners can now log in to the Brain Awareness Week website to post your event information on the Calendar of Events. With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to […]

2019 NSTA Symposium – Saturday, Nov. 16th and Sunday, Nov. 17th

19 Aug

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SPASMODIC TORTICOLLIS/CERVICAL DYSTONIA? The NSTA Symposium is Back! It is with a grateful thank you to the generous donations from Diane Truong, the late emeritus board member Bob Farmer, and from our sponsors Allergan Inc., Ipsen, MedTronics and US WorldMeds LLC, that we are proud to host our first symposium […]

In praise of Jean-Pierre Bleton’s approach to the rehabilitation of cervical dystonia and on its complementarity with botulinum toxin injections – by Matthieu, Paris, France

17 Apr

37-year old patient with cervical dystonia Original story published on https://amadys.fr/temoignage/temoignage-de-m-adherent-dystonie-cervicale-se-reeduquer-apprendre-a-bien-vivre-maladie/ Having worked for several years as both a tour guide and a teacher in Paris, while pursuing my PhD in art history, I was diagnosed last year at the age of 36 with cervical dystonia. Receiving this diagnosis – which came, fortunately enough, only […]

Reinvigorating Your Recovery Through Art Therapy – by Jane Hilton, Freelance Writer

17 Apr

Physical therapy can be trying, even if you remind yourself that each exercise you do is another step towards your recovery. When your body doesn’t want to cooperate with you, it can be easy to grow bored with your prescribed exercises. With only 11.7 million adults attending necessary physical therapy in 2011, it makes sense […]