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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.

4/16/18 video
The DM Check Up - Best Practices

Dr. Jacinda Sampson describes strategies for ensuring a successful visit to your medical professional.

6/29/18 video
Living with DM2

Dr. Matt Disney and Dr. John Day provide an overview of the DM2 disease mechanism and describe how compounds can be designed as potential therapies for this disease.

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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4/16/18 video
Expanding the Pipeline: Industry Updates on Drug Development

Dr. Laury Mignon, from Ionis Pharmaceuticals, and Dr. Joseph Horrigan from AMO Pharma, report on the status of drug development efforts for DM patients. Jeremy Kelly and Dr. John Porter of the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation introduce the session with a short overview on MDF's efforts to engage industry in DM therapy development. From the 2017 MDF Annual Conference.

4/16/18 video
DM Sleep Disorders: Updated Research and Management Strategies

Dr. John Day of Stanford University presents an overview of brain-related DM impacts that can affect sleep, and current thinking regarding strategies to manage this very prevalent DM symptom. From the 2017 MDF Annual Conference.

4/16/18 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
Hormone Issues Associated with DM1 & DM2

Dr. Richard Moxley of the University of Rochester addresses different endocrine problems that challenge patients with mytonic dystrophy types 1 & 2, how they can lead to symptoms and be associated with alterations in blood test measurements, known treatments to mitigate potential symptoms and future opportunities to develop better understanding of these endocrine problems.

4/16/18 video
DM and Mental Health: Managing Anxiety, Depression and Other Symptoms

Dr. Melissa Dixon of the University of Utah discusses mental health challenges and symptoms sometimes experienced by people living with DM, and strategies for coping with everything from depression to anxiety and 'brain fog' From the 2017 MDF Annual Conference.

4/16/18 video
Webinar: Decline of Executive Function of the CNS

As the inaugural presentation in our Living with DM Webinar series, we discuss the decline of executive function in the CNS due to myotonic dystrophy, as well as strategies for managing this symptom, and an update on current CNS research.

11/2/18 video

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