Events

  • Event Name: Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County

  • Date: 09/21/2019

  • Cost: FREE

  • Location: Alvarado Hospital/Rehab. Institute, 6645 Alvarado Rd., 1st Floor Conf. Room, San Diego, CA 92120
  • City: San Diego, California

  • Contact:

    Martha Murphy
  • 619-582-1961
  • mmurphy582@gmail.com

  • Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County is excited to present the topic: Advances in Measuring Motor Symptoms of Dystonia

    All are invited to join us for a very informative and fascinating discussion 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.

    City: San Diego
    State: California
    Date: 9/21/19
    Time: 1-3:00 p.m. (Pacific time)
    Cost: Free
    Address: Alvarado Hospital/Rehab. Institute, 6645 Alvarado Rd., 1st Floor Conf. Room, San Diego, CA 92120
    Contact: Martha Murphy
    E-mail: mmurphy582@gmail.com
    Phone: 619-582-1961

    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

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