Most Commonly Asked Questions about DM - 2020 Virtual Conference

You asked, she answered! Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about myotonic dystrophy, including questions submitted through the conference registration process. In this session Dr. Jacinda Sampson is interviewed by Dr. Lois Oppenheim. Drs. Jacinda Sampson and Lois Oppenheim are introduced by Southern California Support Group Facilitator Loraine Dressler.

Presented during the New to the DM Community Track at the MDF 2020 Virtual Conference.

About the presenters:

Jacinda Sampson, MD, PhD
Dr. Sampson is a clinical associate professor at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics. She is a neuromuscular and neurogenetics specialist who has been caring for patients and families with myotonic dystrophies and other familial neurological disorders for over 12 years. She is actively involved in observational and clinical research in myotonic dystrophy and other neuromuscular and neurogenetic disorders.

Lois Oppenheim, PhD
Dr. Lois Oppenheim, whose husband has DM2, is University Distinguished Scholar, Professor of French, and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montclair State University where she teaches courses in both literature and medical humanities. She is also Scholar Associate Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Society. Dr. Oppenheim has published more than 90 papers and authored or edited fifteen books, including For Want of Ambiguity: Order and Chaos in Art, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience (co-authored), Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion, awarded the 2013 Courage to Dream Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association, and A Curious Intimacy: Art and Neuro-Psychoanalysis. She has been a Visiting Scholar at NYS Psychiatric Institute and is co-creator of two documentary films, one on mental health stigma and the other on psychosis.

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