The 2018 MDF Annual Conference took place Friday, September 14, 2018, through Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Nashville, TN. This year’s conference featured 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. More than 400 families, clinicians, researchers, industry representatives and caregivers attended to improve the lives of people living with myotonic dystrophy.
Videos and presentations from the conference are available via the links below in order of their presentation at the Conference. Caregiver and support group meetings were nto taped and do not have presentations. If a link is not available, the presentation and/or video has not been received or is not yet available. Please check back or contact MDF for more information.
Gut Instincts: GI Symptom Management
Leila Neshatian, MD, MSc, Stanford University
Breathe Easy: Respiratory Symptom Management
Valeria Sansone, MD, NEuroMuscular Omnicentre (NEMO)
DM 101: Getting a Handle on the Basics
Nicholas Johnson, MD, Viriginia Commonwealth University
Staying Strong: DM & Exercise
Katy Eichinger, PT, PhD, Stanford University
Becoming a DM Advocate: Community Update & Training
Living with DM: Patients Report on Changes Over Time
Strategies for Managing Progression
Consensus-based Care Recommendations: What Do They Mean for You?
Accelerating the Search for Therapies: What's Happening, What's Next
Industry Updates on Drug Development
Cynthia Gagnon, PhD, OT, Université de Sherbrooke
Laurie Gutmann, MD, University of Iowa
Charles Thornton, MD, University of Rochester
Laurence Mignon, PhD, Ionis Pharmaceuticals