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Transitioning to Adulthood (2016 MDF Annual Conference)

Jo Ann Simons, MSW, Chief Executive Officer of Northeast ARC, provides a comprehensive overview on transitioning juvenile-onset teens and young adults with myotonic dystrophy to independent living situations - at the 2016 MDF Annual Conference.

11/2/18 video
Family Planning (2016 MDF Annual Conference)

Dr. Karen Blakemore, M.D., director of prenatal genetics at the Prenatal Diagnostic Center in the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Julie Cohen, certified genetic counselor in the Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and Alice Schindler, MS, genetic counselor at the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), provide a comprehensive overview of family planning strategies and considerations for families living with myotonic dystrophy – at the 2016 MDF Annual Conference.

4/16/18 video
Occupational Therapy (2016 MDF Annual Conference)

Dr. Cynthia Gagnon, Ph.D., a professor and member of the interdisciplinary research group on neuromuscular disorders at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, CA.

10/26/18 video
Applying for Disability Benefits

Speakers include: Melissa Spencer, Deputy Associate Commissioner in the Office of Disability Policy at Social Security Administration; Stacey Cloyd, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR); and Kevin Brennan, Senior Director at Faegre BD Consulting present a panel discussion on successfully applying for Social Security Administration benefits.

11/2/18 video
Pulmonary Considerations Session

Dr. Noah Lechtzin, M.D., an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, presents on common respiratory impacts in myotonic dystrophy and strategies for symptom management – at the 2016 MDF Annual Conference.

10/26/18 video
Meditation for Caregivers

In celebration of National Family Caregivers Month (November 2015), the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation hosted a session on the benefits of having a meditation practice. The webinar was hosted by Dr. Genie Palmer, a former associate professor and researcher at Sofia University.

4/16/18 video
Staying Strong - DM & Exercise Panel (2015 MDF Annual Conference)

A panel of physical therapy professionals and people living with DM discuss ways to stay physically fit.

Panel discussion by Dr. Katy Eichinger, PT, DPT, University of Rochester; Mike Hamlin, DM Community Member; Dr. Leslie Krongold, EdD, Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation.

4/16/18 video
Nutrition Issues Related to DM

In this webinar, Kari Lane, RD, CNSC, Clinical Dietitian at the University of Utah, discusses nutritious diets to maintain heart and GI health for people living with myotonic dystrophy.

4/16/18 video
Food Prep for Dysphagia (2014 MDF Annual Conference)

Community-led session presented by Regina Thompson and Jessica Nussbaum. Two caregivers discuss different ways of preparing food for those with dysphagia.

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5/16/19 video
Traveling with DM (2014 MDF Annual Conference)

Community-led session led by Elizabeth Florence and Loraine Dressler. This presentation discusses best practices for traveling with those living with DM.

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View additional documents from this session: Car Trip Checklist and Rights of Air Travelers with Disabilities

5/17/19 video

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