MDF holds an offsite planning meeting in January every year to look at the Care and Cure landscape for myotonic dystrophy. The annual goals are to identify urgent and high-impact opportunities to improve the quality of life of every person living with this disease while continuing to accelerate the search for therapies.
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Learn more about Dr. Ami Mankodi, principal investigator at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Mankodi has been involved in research that has helped shape a fundamental biologic and molecular understanding of myotonic dystrophy (DM).
In June of this year, MDF initiated a new program called “MDF DM Days” to bring together clinicians, researchers and myotonic dystrophy (DM) family members, and provide close-to-home access to educational sessions.
At the 2017 MDF Annual Conference, the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) will offer MDF community members the opportunity to learn first-hand about U.S. federal and state benefits that can be used to support individuals affected by myotonic dystrophy.
MDF staff recently attended the 2017 BIO International Convention hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO offers a partnering track to patient advocacy groups, enabling meetings with companies having potentially mutual interests.
MDF held the first myotonic dystrophy (DM) Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting with key senior leaders from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the 2016 MDF Annual Conference in September 2016.