Clinical Updates: Cardiac Management, DM Clinical Research Network, and Brain Manifestations of DM1

Originally presented on September 11th, 2021 as a part of the Professionals Track at the 2021 Virtual MDF Annual Conference.

Innovations that lead to treatments and cures are essential, but so are innovations in clinical care. Dr. Mammen provides an overview of the latest and most crucial elements of cardiac care for the DM patient including screening, monitoring, treatments, and procedures. Dr. Johnson focuses on the activities of the Myotonic Dystrophy Clinical Research Network (DMCRN), including the adult natural history study and upcoming pediatric study. He will provide early demographic and clinical characteristics of the enrolled population. Dr. Nopoulos discusses new research that distinguishes psychological problems that arise due to brain changes from DM1, from those that arise from psychological triggers, and the implications in treatment from this discovery

Speakers include:

  • Nick Johnson, MD, MSCI, FAAN
  • Pradeep Mammen, MD
  • Peg Nopoulos, MD