Ask-the-Expert Series

Questions About DM? Ask the Experts!

Do you have questions for DM doctors and therapists? Join us in 2021 for a series of “Ask-the-Expert” sessions with DM clinicians in diverse specialties. After the success of the Stump-the-Doctor session at the 2020 Virtual MDF Conference, MDF has created a series using the same format to connect families and DM experts.

Do you have specific questions related to Heart, Lung, Gastrointestinal, Brain, Exercise / Muscle Movement, Speech / Language, or the Reproductive System? Bring your hardest questions to our experts every 3rd Friday of the month until the 2022 MDF Annual Conference in September.

Questions? Contact us at or phone us at 415-800-7777.

Upcoming Webinars in 2022

Save the date! Session topics and speaker information coming soon!

  • February 18th - Intimacy
  • March 18th - DM2 & Managing Pain
  • April 15th - To Be Announced
  • May 20th - DM & Primary Care
  • June 17th - DM & Mental Health
  • July 15th - DM & Palliative Care
  • August 19th - Disability Rights, Future Planning & Special Needs Trusts
  • September 9th & 10th - 2022 MDF Annual Conference

Watch the 2021 Ask-the-Expert Webinars

February 19th - Exercise & Movement
with Tina Duong PT, PhD of Stanford University
and Katy Eichinger, PT, PhD, DPT, NCS of the University of Rochester

Watch the Recording!


March 19th - Your Lungs and DM
with Valeria Sansone, MD, PhD of the NEuroMuscular Omnicentre (NEMO)

Watch the Recording!



April 16th - Gastrointestinal (GI)
with Leila Neshatian, MD, MSc of Stanford University

Watch the Recording!



May 21st - Heart
with Pradeep P.A. Mammen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA of the UT Southwestern Medical Center

Watch the Recording!


June 18th - Speech, Language, and Swallowing with DM
with Kiera Berggren, MA/CCC-SLP, MS of Virginia Commonwealth University

Watch the Recording!


July 16th - DM and the Brain
with Faisal Fecto, MD, PhD, of Stanford University

Watch the Recording!



August 20th - DM and Anxiety
with Missy Dixon, PhD, MS, of the University of Utah

Watch the Recording!


December 8th - COVID-19 & Vaccines

Watch the Recording!


September 10th & 11th - 2021 Virtual MDF Annual Conference.

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