Congratulations to Jungwoo Kang for winning 1st place in the Dystonia Essay Competition. Well done also to Beth Goddard and Amedine Duret for winning 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

The Dystonia Essay Competition was run to raise awareness among our future doctors. It was open to medical students in their 3rd, 4th and 5th years to encourage them to learn more about this condition which can be very painful and disabling and which lacks the awareness it demands as the 3rd most common movement disorder.

You can click on the links below to read their winning essays.

1st Place (£1500)

Jungwoo Kang - The mystery of sleep disturbances in dystonia

2nd Place (£1000)

Beth Goddard - Management of dystonia in pregnancy

3rd Place (£500)

Amedine Duret - The role of genetic diagnosis in primary childhood dystonia: current challenges and future directions

Well done to our three winners and also thank you to our panel of judges Professor Mark Edwards, Dr Peter Moore and Dr Kathryn Peall.