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Putting DM Front & Center with the FDA

MDF will host a strategic workshop this fall for professionals from the Food and Drug Administration, academic research institutions and pharmaceutical companies interested in DM therapy development. This regulatory meeting will be the first of its kind for DM, and our objective is to ensure that all stakeholders have the information they need to move the drug review and approval process forward. Learn more.

Updated: The MDF Body Systems Tool

The Body Systems Tool is one of the most popular resources on the MDF website, providing information and quick links to articles, videos and other web content on DM impacts to body symptoms. Further information for professionals is provided in "medical deep dive" sections linked to each system. Due to popular demand, MDF has added new tags for genetics and congenital and juvenile-onset DM! Click here to learn more and explore the tool.

Deep Dive on Research at the 2015 MDF Annual Conference

Can't attend the 2015 MDF Annual Conference? You can still access all the research presentations that will take place. Sessions from the new Research track will be recorded and available on the MDF Digital Academy in the days following the conference. Be sure to watch for topics such as early stage drug development efforts  for industry partners, updates on leading-edge research from current MDF post-doctoral Fellows and insights from our own resident expert, Dr. Sharon Hesterlee.

New! Recognition Program for Clinical Coordinators

As part of MDF's 3-year, $5M commitment to accelerating development of therapies for myotonic dystrophy, the Foundation has launched a number of initiatives to build and strengthen research infrastructure.

As part of this work, MDF is excited to announce a new initiative, the Clinical Coordinators Recognition Program at the 2015 MDF Annual Conference. This new initiative will provide education, networking and well-deserved recognition to the coordinators at clinical trial and clinical research network sites who are critical to DM research success. We know that DM patients know better than anyone how important the clinical coordinators are; you'll hear more about this program in the months ahead, as we profile and celebrate their role in Care and a Cure.
Upcoming Events
8/29 - MDF Family Day in
    San Francisco

9/13 - Grandparents
    Campaign Begins

9/18 - 9/19 - 2015 MDF
    Annual Conference

Upcoming Support Group Meetings
9/1 - Ottawa, ON
9/5 - Indianapolis, IN
9/14 - Switzerland
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