20-22 October 2011
Video Session: Is This Dystonia?

Everyone is encouraged to submit a brief VideoCase for review by the whole group during "Video Session". This session will focus on cases of dystonia that probe our current definitions and concepts of dystonia. Highest priority will be given to cases with known forms of dystonia that question the classic definition, and to cases with other disorders that clinically resemble dystonia. All VideoCases will be reviewed in advance and presented as unknowns by the host to an expert panel. The panel will present their thoughts on each case. We hope this session will help to clarify confusing areas of nosology and classifications, refine opinion in uncertain areas where consensus is lacking, and help to focus the core definition of dystonia.

Selection of cases
  1. We will not have time to show all cases submitted. Priority will be given to cases that fit the thematic goal above and follow the guidelines below.
  2. We prefer cases that are instructive rather than odd or unusual.
  3. The video should be short (1-2 minutes, and definitely not longer than 5 minutes), and it should focus only on the relevant portion of the examination. It is not necessary to videotape the whole examination.
  4. The history and laboratory workup should be summarized in 1-2 slides. Lengthy summaries are discouraged. It should be possible to present the entire case within 5 minutes, so the panel has sufficient time to discuss the phenomenology.
Instructions for submitting
  1. Record video in a standard cross-platform digital format such as QuickTime, MPEG, AVI, or WMV.
  2. In general, each VideoCase should describe a single case. It may be possible to include 2-3 short clips of different cases with the same disorder or from the same family if they add to the discussion.
  3. Copy your video and any associated slide presentation materials to a CD or a USB flash drive. To verify it, play the CD or drive from a computer other than the one used to record it. This step ensures you are uploading the full and complete video file and not just a link to a video on your computer.
  4. Upload the files, the video and the 1-2 slides (in English), using the online video submission form.
  5. You may submit more than one VideoCase, but please submit each separately, unless they are to be presented together with the same disorder. Complete a different video submission form for each one.
  6. Deadline: VideoCases must be received no later than 30 June 2011.
  7. Notifications of VideoCases accepted for presentation to the group will be emailed a few weeks to the meeting.
  8. If you have questions, please contact Ami Rosen at arosen3@emory.edu.

VideoCase Submission Form {hyperlink to registration form for videos; We can use a modified version of the abstract registration form for this. The registration form should include the Personal Details section of the abstract registration form & then allow the submitter to upload 2 files: Informational Slides & Video}

Video Session Online Form
Last Name*    
First Name*    
Email* Informational Slides
Phone Video
  *required field  


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