Dr. Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD, has focused his career on the search for DM treatments and care for those affected. His multi-disciplinary, patient-centric approach to care moves DM research out of the lab and into his clinic at the University of Florida.
Thanks to our community volunteers, 2014 was a great year for MDF! In addition to launching the Medical School Roadshow and Dash & Dine for DM programs, nearly $80,000 was raised by grassroots fundraising. We also grew our support group program to cover 13 US states and 1 Canadian province, with 4 new support groups currently in development!
Each year just before the holidays, we reach out to our community to ask for your support. Your contributions help us continue our efforts to find care and a cure for DM. Read our annual appeal to see what's on the horizon for 2015!
This year’s oversold conference, held last month in Washington, DC, was arguably the most successful conference to date with unparalleled participation from researchers, industry and federal agency representatives and a number of programmatic “firsts.”
Dr. John Vissing and his colleagues at the University of Copenhagen recently tracked a group of 68 adults with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), measuring their endocrine function change over 8 years.