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2018 MDF Annual Conference

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The 2018 MDF Annual Conference takes place Friday, September 14, 2018, through Saturday, September 15, 2017, in Nashville, TN. This year’s conference will feature networking, symptom management and research update sessions for community members and a full-day closed research and drug development track for academic and industry professionals.

This year's conference will gather more than 400 families, clinicians, researchers, industry representatives and caregivers working to improve the lives of people living with myotonic dystrophy.

Community members at the 2018 MDF Annual Conference will:

  • Learn about daily living and disease management strategies, and find new resources, products and services
  • Hear research and drug development progress updates
  • Create new friendships and support options via formal networking and community-building opportunities throughout the conference

Professionals attending the 2018 MDF Annual Conference can select from a compelling array of closed professional meetings and sessions building on the work of IDMC-11 and research and drug development advances in myotonic dystrophy, including these highlights:

  • Breakfast Meeting: Drug Development Roundtable    

  • Current Advances in DM2 Research

  • Molecular & Imaging Biomaker Development for DM Studies

  • DM Disease Burden: Results of Recent Studies

  • Gene Therapy Development for DM

Professionals are invited to submit abstracts for the Friday afternoon Poster Session. Click here for details on submission.

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Conference Program

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Lodging and Transportation

Learn more about 2018 MDF Annual Conference lodging and transportation options.

Financial Assistance

Are you interested in learning about financial support programs available to 2018 MDF Annual Conference attendees? If you are a person living with juvenile-onset myotonic dystrophy, AHLife is currently accepting applications for scholarship from adults with juvenile-onset DM. Email MDF for additional details.


Contact MDF Program Director Paul Formaker for more information.


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