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Digital Academy

Mid-Year Legislative Webinar that includes an update on DM research funding requests to the NIH & DoD research programs, information on what Congress is likely to do next, and facts to help you advocate for DM funding.

MDF Fellows report on the current status of their research findings. Featuring: Dr. Ranjan Batra, PhD, University of California San Diego; Dr. Viachaslau Bernat, PhD, Scripps Research Institute Florida; Dr. Melissa Hinman, PhD, University of Oregon; and Dr. Ravi Kanth Rao Saini, PhD, Scripps Research Institute La Jolla.

Chad Heatwole, MD, MS-CI, of the University of Rochester (presentation); Sarah Howe of the Marigold Foundation (presentation); Darren Monckton, PhD, of the University of Glasgow (presentation); and Cynthia Gagnon, PhD, OT, of the Université de Sherbrooke (presentation); discuss their current research projects and how they relate to the future of DM.

Moderated by Mel Kohn, MD, MPH, MDF Board Member.

MDF Fellows Ayal Hendel, PhD, Stanford University (presentation); Suzanne Rzuczek, PhD, Scripps Research Institute of Florida (presentation); Eric Wang, PhD, MIT (presentation); and Yao Yao, PhD, Rockefeller University (presentation); discuss their current research and where the future of DM science is heading.

Moderated by John Day, MD, PhD, Stanford University; and Charles Thorton, MD, University of Rochester.

Todd Goodglick, MD, of Washington Eye Physicians, discusses common ophthalmological issues resulting from myotonic dystrophy and what can be done to address these symptoms.

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