2012 MDF Annual Conference Program

The program for the 2012 MDF Annual Conference, held August 17th and 18th at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, is below. Click on the link next to each session to view the presentations or handouts included in that session. New presentations and handouts are being added to the website daily. Check back if the presentation you want to view has not yet been uploaded. Contact Myotonic at info@myotonic.org or 415-800-7777 if you have questions regarding the conference program.

Friday, August 17, 2012

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: MDF Resource Fair

1:00 - 1:30 PM: Conference Welcome

1:30 - 2:35 PM: DM and the Heart
Dr. Howard H. Rosenfeld, M.D., Children's Hospital and Research Center, Oakland, CA
Rosenfeld presentation

2:35 - 3:35 PM: DM Care and the Advocate's Role
Dr. Cynthia Gagnon, erg. Ph.D., University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Gagnon Advocate presentation

3:55 - 5:00 PM: Eating for GI Health
Dr. Elizabeth Gleghorn, M.D., Children's Hospital, Oakland, and Dr. Don Forrester, M.D., CPE, Kaiser Permanente (retired)
Presentation summary

5:30 - 6:30 PM: Welcome Reception

Saturday, August 18, 2012

8:00 AM: MDF Resource Fair Open

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Orthotics & Physical Therapy
Christine Egan, MPH, PT, San Rafael, CA
Egan presentation
John Allen, CPO, Allen Orthopedic Labs, Greenbrae, CA
Allen presentation
Dr. Shree Pandya, PT, DPT, MS, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Pandya presentation

The Brain: Cognitive Function and DM
Dr. John W. Day, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford, California
Day presentation

Occupational Therapy for DM: Strategies for Daily Living
Dr. Cynthia Gagnon, erg. Ph.D., University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Gagnon OT presentation

Family Planning & Genetic Counseling
Dr. Jacinda Sampson, M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center, New York
Sampson presentation

Young Adults: Transitions and Independent Living
Dr. Barry Cohen, Barry M. Cohen & Associates, Clearwater, FL;
Kathleen Austria, Deputy for Mental Health Services & Homeless Issues, Los Angeles County, CA 

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Concurrent Breakout Sessions Repeat

1:30 - 2:30 PM: Understanding SSI & SSDI
Daniel E. Fortuño, President & CEO, Benefits Education Center
Fortuno presentationFortuno handout

2:30 - 3:30 PM: Caring for the Caregiver
Diane Bade, RN, caregiver, mother and Dr. Barry Cohen, Ph.D.;
Barry Cohen & Associates, Clearwater, FL
Bade presentation

3:45 - 4:45 PM: DM Research Update
Dr. John W. Day, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford, California;
Dr. Robert MacLeod, Vice President of Oncology & Exploratory Discovery, Isis Pharmaceuticals
Day research introduction

4:45 - 5:30 PM: Q&A Session
Panel of Experts

6:00 - 8:00 PM: Dinner and Closing Ceremony

Sunday, August 19, 2012

9:00 AM - Noon: Open Meeting Spaces Available for Community-Driven Meetings

10:30 - 11:30 AM: Chair Yoga Demonstration Class
Yoga demonstration