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2017 MDF Annual Conference




The 2017 MDF Annual Conference runs September 8-9, 2017. It features MDF's largest and most varied array of sessions and meetings for community members and professionals.

In Conjunction with IDMC-11

The 2017 MDF Annual Conference is being held in conjunction with the International Myotonic Dystrophy Consortium (IDMC) global meeting this year, IDMC-11. This scientific research conference occurs very two years and is targeted to DM professionals. IDMC brings together more than 350 leading academic researchers and industry drug developers from around the world in the most significant scientific forum that is held for myotonic dystrophy. The biennial IDMC conference and the MDF Annual Conference rarely overlap, providing a unique opportunity for a vibrant mix of interactions and exposure between the myotonic dystrophy patient, industry and professional communities.

Learn and Network

The 2017 MDF Annual Conference gathered more than 650 families, clinicians, researchers, industry representatives and caregivers working to improve the lives of people living with myotonic dystrophy.

Attendees at the 2017 MDF Annual Conference:

  • Learn about daily living and disease management strategies, and find new resources, products and services
  • Hear research and drug development progress updates
  • Create new friendships and support options via formal networking and community-building opportunities throughout the conference

Conference Program

View all 2017 MDF Annual Conference sessions and programs.


If you require a mobility accessible hotel room, contact the Hyatt Regency San Francisco by phone at 1-888-421-1442 and mention the 2017 MDF Annual Conference room block.


Contact MDF Program Director Paul Formaker for more information.


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