Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County Meeting

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Alvarado Hospital/Rehab Institute, 1st Floor Conference Room
6645 Alvardo Road
San Diego CA 92120
Martha Murphy

Join us to learn about dystonia and meet others in the community. Individuals will all forms of dystonia as well as family and friends are welcome to attend.

Advances in Measuring Motor Symptoms of Dystonia

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 will be provided.
Free parking is available.
There is a 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.

Group website: www.dystoniaofsandiego.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dystoniaofsandiego

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