2017 MDF Annual Conference

The 2017 MDF Annual Conference occurred September 8-9, 2017. It featured MDF's largest and most varied array of sessions and meetings for community members and professionals.

In Conjunction with IDMC-11

The 2017 MDF Annual Conference was held in conjunction with the International Myotonic Dystrophy Consortium (IDMC) global meeting, IDMC-11. This scientific research conference occurs every two years and is targeted to DM professionals. IDMC brings together more than 350 leading academic researchers and industry drug developers from around the world in the most significant scientific forum that is held for myotonic dystrophy. The biennial IDMC conference and the MDF Annual Conference rarely overlap, providing a unique opportunity for a vibrant mix of interactions and exposure between the myotonic dystrophy patient, industry and professional communities.

Learn and Network

The 2017 MDF Annual Conference gathered more than 650 families, clinicians, researchers, industry representatives and caregivers working to improve the lives of people living with myotonic dystrophy.

Attendees at the 2017 MDF Annual Conference:

  • 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

Conference Program

View Conference session videos and presentations here.


Contact MDF at info@myotonic.org or by phone at 415-800-7777 for more information.