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Community-led session led by Elizabeth Florence and Loraine Dressler. This presentation discusses best practices for traveling with those living with DM.

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View additional documents from this session: Car Trip Checklist and Rights of Air Travelers with Disabilities

John Day, MD, PhD, of Stanford University (presentation); Jacinda Sampson, MD, PhD, of Columbia University (presentation); and Carolyn Valek, certified patient advocate (presentation), discuss becoming your own healthcare advocate and educating your doctors about your own health needs.

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

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Ben Gallais, PhD, of Université de Sherbrooke, and Sarah Tighe, MD, of the University of Iowa, discuss common emotional health problems often associated with chronic illnesses such as myotonic dystrophy and how to address these symptoms.

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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 electical system, common symptoms associated with conduction problems, and preventative measures.

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