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San Diego, California

22 Sep

Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County Meeting

All are invited to join the Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County on Sat., 9/21 from 1-3:00 p.m. for a very informative and fascinating discussion on ADVANCES IN MEASURING MOTOR SYMPTOMS OF DYSTONIA by David Peterson, Ph.D. and Jeanne Vu. Dr. Peterson is an Associate Project Scientist in the Institute for Neural Computation at UCSD and the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Dr. Peterson received a Ph.D. in Computer Science, with an emphasis on Neuroscience, from Colorado State University.   He has Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder. The primary focus of his research is adult-onset focal dystonias.  He leverages advances in computational neuroscience to develop improved assessments for clinical trials and models of how the brain networks are altered in order to help identify future treatment strategies. Jeanne Vu is a Master’s student at San Diego State University studying Public Health. She finished a double major in Neuroscience and Machine Learning at UC San Diego. She is mainly interested in measuring and quantifying movement in  disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and cervical dystonia. Currently, she is working on: 1. Using virtual reality for hand tremors in Parkinson’s disease patients, and 2. Using computer vision for head tremors in cervical dystonia patients. Refreshments. Free parking. Trolley stop directly across from the hospital. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY! Please RSVP to Martha Murphy at mmurphy582@gmail.com or 619-582-1961. Website: www.dystoniaofsandiego.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/dystoniaofsandiego We meet at Alvarado Hospital/Rehab. Institute, 6645 Alvarado Rd., 1st Floor Conf. Room, San Diego, CA 92120.

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Our support group is affiliated with the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing research for more treatments and ultimately a cure, promoting awareness and education, and supporting the needs and well-being of dystonia-affected individuals and their families. For more information, visit www.dystonia-foundation.org or phone 1-800-DYST (3978). Our group is also affiliated with the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association.