20-22 October 2011
General Information
The '5th International Dystonia Symposium' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net. The '5th International Dystonia Symposium' is designated for a maximum of 18 of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, contact the AMA.

For those attendees from the United States, in order to translate the EACCMEs into AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, you will need to complete this form. The form can also be found on the AMA's website. Directions regarding where to send the form and your EEACCME credit certificate can be found on the form. For attendees from other countries not a part of the European Union, each country has their own rules regulating how their medical accrediting offices regard EACCMEs. Some will accept them with no further action on your part and some may need some follow-up. If you have questions about what you need to do, please contact your medical accreditation office.



The official language of the Symposium is English


All Symposium delegates will receive an attendance certificate with their documentation, as well as a certificate of accreditation. Symposium attendees presenting a poster may request their certificates at the registration desk.

Poster presentations

All accepted posters will be displayed during all three days of the symposium at Room 1 and 3 (Déu i Mata floor). Formal poster sessions will be held for one third of the posters on each of the three days of the symposium. From 13:45 to 14:45 on the day assigned, the authors are required to be by their poster for any comments or questions. Poster sessions will be distributed as follows:

Poster session 1

Thursday, 20 October (13:45 h-14:45 h): P001 to P037 - c

Poster session 2

Friday, 21 October (13:45 h-14:45 h): P038 to P070 - b

Poster session 3

Saturday, 22 October (13:45 h-14:45 h): P071 to P110

During the Poster Sessions, senior scientists will lead discussion and prompt questions at a number of posters on the day.

Industry and associations exhibition

An industry exhibition will be on display in the foyer of the plenary auditorium (level 1) and non-profit associations and foundations will have an exhibition in the Win Room (Ground floor level).
Access to the industry exhibition will be restricted to medical ad health professionals, in accordance with the spanish code of practice for the promotion of medicines.
Opening hours will be during the period from 8.30 h until 19.30 h on all three days of the Symposium, at times to suit the plenary programme

Invitation Letters

On request, the Technical Secretariat will be pleased to send a personal invitation for participation in the symposium. It should be understood that such an invitation is only to help participants raise travel funds or to obtain a visa, and is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support.

Speaker information

Speakers should deliver their audiovisual presentations to the Technical Secretariat desk (in the Entrance hall at ground level) the day prior to their presentation. For speakers presenting on the first day, the organisation recommends e-mailing presentations to the Technical Secretariat. Speakers will not be allowed to use their own computers for their presentation.
If you are using video in your presentation, make certain it is one of the following formats: DVD, AVI, MOV or WMV.
Presenters may test their slides and utilize the speaker-ready room througout the Symposium. This room is located next to the Win Room (Ground floor level), and will be opened from 8:00 h to 19:00 h.


Barcelona is a city that combines an urban centre of great tourism interest with the attraction of a Mediterranean climate. The city has spectacular buildings of different architectural styles, such as gothic, modernism and others of modern architecture.

Apart from the museums and the different tourist attractions that the city offers, its main charm is in the life of its streets, day and night, restaurants, the shopping in La Boqueria market, the walks in La Rambla or in the port... It is the perfect city to relax in, stroll around and enjoy. Barcelona has its own way of life which makes it unique. Come and experience it for yourself.

- Places of interest in Barcelona: La Rambla, Gothic Quarter, Cathedral, La Ribera Quarter, Santa Maria del Mar, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà (La Pedrera), Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Montjuïc…

- Tourist information: http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/English/. Here you will find information about the city and its attractions.

- Weather in October: Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate. The city has mild weather with moderate temperatures all year round. In October the average temperature is 18ºC, warm and sunny, with occasional storms (http://www.webarcelona.net/weather/weather.asp).

Recording of the proceedings is forbidden

Symposium participants should note that it is expressly forbidden to record any part of the Symposium proceedings for any reason.



Executive Director: Alistair M. Newton
2 Muttoes Court, Muttoes Lane, St Andrews, KY16 9AY, UK
Mobile: 0044 773 662 5450
E-mail: sec@dystonia-europe.org

Calvet, 30
08021 Barcelona (Spain)
Tel: +34 932017571 Fax: +34 932019789
E-mail: dystonia2011@suportserveis.com