SPEAKERS: DAVID PETERSON, Ph.D., 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.
TOPIC: "ADVANCES IN MEASURING MOTOR SYMPTOMS OF DYSTONIA"
***MARCUS BUSH, REPRESENTATIVE FROM COUNCILMEMBER GEORGETTE GOMEZ'S OFFICE, WILL BE JOINING US TO PRESENT OUR GROUP WITH A PROCLAMATION DECLARING SEPTEMBER AS DYSTONIA AWARENESS MONTH!***
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE. NO COST TO ATTEND. FREE PARKING.
Please RSVP to Martha by clicking HERE or leave a message at 619-582-1961. Thank you.
We will meet at Alvarado Hospital/Rehab. Institute, 6645 Alvarado Rd., 1st Floor Conf. Room, San Diego, CA 92120. Hospital website: www.alvaradohospital.com
The Green Line Trolley has a stop directly across from the hospital.
To view Dr. Steven Hickman's excellent presentation to our group from 9/15/18 on MINDFULNESS, SELF-COMPASSION & YOUR OWN WELL-BEING click HERE He also provided a 16-page handout and, if you would like a copy e-mailed to you, please contact Martha HERE And if you would like to purchase a DVD of his presentation for $10, please e-mail Martha HERE
ARTICLE ON OUR SUPPORT GROUP & OUR 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN THE SPRING 2017 ISSUE OF THE DYSTONIA DIALOGUE, PAGES 14-15.
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$5-CURE-FOR-DYSTONIA CHALLENGE. Please consider participating in this important campaign to raise funds for dystonia research that was created by Jason Dunn (who has generalized dystonia) and his friend Mike Delise. All donations will be directed by the DMRF to dystonia research. Learn more and watch powerful videos by going to www.5dollarcure.com
**IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER A DVD OF DR. SHARONA BEN-HAIM'S EXCELLENT PRESENTATION ON DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION SURGERY FROM 9/16/17, PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
**IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VIEW DR. DAVID PETERSON'S SLIDE PRESENTATION FROM SAT., 1/21/17 ON DECIPHERING DYSTONIA & THE LATEST IN RESEARCH, CLICK HERE
**DVD's OF DR. STEVEN HICKMAN'S EXCELLENT PRESENTATION ON MINDFULNESS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $10. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. YOU CAN ALSO NOW VIEW HIS ENTIRE PRESENTATION ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE
**DVD's OF DAVID WEIL'S INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION FROM 9/17/16 ON HEALTH INSURANCE, MEDICARE, MEDI-CAL, SUPPLEMENTAL PLANS, ETC. ARE AVAILABLE FOR $10. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. YOU CAN ALSO VIEW HIS SLIDE PRESENTATION IN PDF FORM BY CLICKING HERE
***LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW THAT BILLY McLAUGHLIN & MARTHA DID WITH DREW SCHLOSBERG FOR HIS UT COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT SHOW ON 9/16/16 BY CLICKING HERE
OUR BENEFIT CONCERT WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING RECORDING ARTIST JUICE NEWTON ON 10/1/15 WAS A SUCCESS! OUR PROCEEDS TOTAL $9,948.00! THESE FUNDS HAVE BEEN EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE DMRF & THE NSDA. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE SHOW OR WHO MADE A DONATION AND THANKS TO JUICE NEWTON, HER BAND, PAUL FOWLER & MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH! WE HAVE RAISED A GRAND TOTAL OF $44,745.94 FROM THE 4 BENEFITS CONCERTS WE HAVE HELD IN 2006, 2009, 2012 AND 2015!!!
For information, handouts and special offers shared by Cynthia Clark, Clinically Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master & Essential Oils Educator at our meeting on 10/24/15 please click HERE If you would like to order a DVD of her presentation for $10, please click HERE
Check out the article on Medical Uses for Botulinum Toxin in A Woman's Health magazine that Martha was interviewed for at http://awomanshealth.com/beyond-botox/
WE VIDEO-RECORDED 6 RECENT MEETINGS. 1) CYNTHIA CLARK ON HYPNOTHERAPY, REIKI & ESSENTIAL OILS, 2) ROSE THOMAS ON ACUPUNCTURE/PRESSURE POINTS/FOOD/NUTRIENTS; 3) BRENT CESARE, DPT ON AYURVEDA, ENERGY & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE; 4) JENNIFER LOGAN, YOGA THERAPIST/MEDITATION SPECIALIST; 5) DR. DAVID BARBA, NEUROSURGEON DISCUSSING SURGERIES AND 6) DR. HUSSEIN ABDULHADI, PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, DISCUSSING METHODS FOR TREATING PAIN. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A DVD OF ANY OF THESE PRESENTATIONS, WE ASK FOR $10 PER DVD TO COVER OUR COSTS. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.