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"Hands" featuring Eric Hutchinson

Award-winning recording artist & MDF community member Eric Hutchinson released the song "Hands" on his new album "Modern Happiness" in partnership with MDF! Eric developed the song & video to share his family story & help raise awareness about DM & critically-needed funds for MDF. Directed by Doug Thomsen and Adam Behrmann.

5/15/19 video
Accelerating The Search For Therapies: What's Happening, What's Next (2018 MDF Annual Conference)

Dr. Elizabeth Ackermann reports on the results of the 3-year MDF and Wyck Foundation-funded drug development acceleration effort, MDF 3.0, and introduces MDF’s new initiative, MDF 4.0, including the $1M gene editing project, the Myotonic Dystrophy Clinical Research Network study and other aggressive therapy development programs.

5/15/19 video
AMO Pharma Ltd. - Industry Updates On Drug Development (2018 MDF Annual Conference)

Joseph P. Horrigan, MD, from AMO Pharma Ltd. provides an update on their drug development efforts in the DM field. 

5/15/19 webinar
Applying for Disability Benefits

Watch Applying for Disability Benefits, a video from the 2016 MDF Annual Conference.

11/2/18 video
Beyond ADL (2014 MDF Annual Conference)

Cynthia Gagnon, PhD, OT, of the Université de Sherbrooke, discusses ways to modify daily living activities to best benefit those living with DM.

5/15/19 video
Beyond General Anesthesia: Opiates and Other Pain Meds

Dr. Jacinda Sampson, joined by Dr. Ian Bowler, presents on the complications experienced by people living with myotonic dystrophy when they are subjected to anesthesia and, as importantly, other pain medications that can create similar complications and risks. This is critically important information for every DM family member and attending clinician to know. From the 2017 MDF Annual Conference.

5/15/19 video
Bringing the Patient Voice to CNS Targeting Drug Development 2: Industry Observations and Feedback

Video #2 from the session: Bringing the Patient Voice to CNS Targeting Drug Development in DM. Dr. Gersham Dent, a neuroscientist working on the DM1 drug development program at Biogen, provides observations on panelists' CNS symptom experiences with regard to possible endpoint identification for future clinical trials of CNS-targeting therapies. From the 2017 MDF Annual Conference.

5/15/19 video
Bringing the Patient Voice to CNS Targeting Drug Development in DM

MDF community members reported on the impact of myotonic dystrophy on the brain from their individual perspectives as people living with DM1, DM2 and as caregivers. Additional insights and comments were provided by members of the conference audience. The session input will be published and used to help drug developers understand the impact of DM on the brain from the patient perspective, and begin to identify clinical trial endpoints. From the 2017 MDF Annual Conference.

5/15/19 video
Cardiac Issues Related to DM

Dr. William Groh, MD, of the Crannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University, explains how DM may impact your heart, and gives an overview of the cardiac electrical system, common symptoms associated with conduction problems, and preventative measures.

4/16/18 video
Challenges of DM

People living with myotonic dystrophy have a frank discussion about the biggest challenges facing their lives.

4/16/18 video


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