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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society


Dystonia Study Group

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Mission & Goals

The mission of the DSG will be to facilitate education and research in all of the dystonias, both isolated and combined.

Several projects that may require large-scale collaborations have been proposed already.  These are listed below.  Additional proposals may be considered during our first meeting in 2019.  The actual projects to start will be determined following this meeting. 

  • Establish diagnostic criteria for cervical dystonia
  • Develop consensus definition of “dystonic tremor”
  • Test/validate diagnostic criteria for laryngeal dystonia
  • Test/validate diagnostic criteria for blepharospasm
  • Delineate the border between mild dystonia and normal motor behavior

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Alberto Albanese

Kathryn Peall

Hyder Jinnah

Davide Martino

Steering Committee

EK Tan
Roland Jamora
Samia Ben Sassi
Lara Ojo
Alberto Albanese
Marie Vidailhet
Antonio Pisani
Kristina Simonyan
Hyder (Buz) Jinnah

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