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.
MDF closed out the 2017 MDF Annual Conference with our first-ever live performance, from an international recording and performing musician Eric Hutchinson, who's family lives with myotonic dystrophy. Learn more about Eric and his music here.
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.
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.
Dr. John Porter, PhD, Chief Science Officer at the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, reports out on the impact achieved and work carried out to date for the three year, $5M MDF 3.0 initaitive to accelerate drug development for DM, and what MDF is planning for our next drug development acceleration initiative, MDF 4.0. From the 2017 MDF Annual Conference.