Becker MD Conference Can Be Attended Online Aug. 24

The annual BMD conference, held in Baltimore and streamed live online, is centered on the theme ‘optimizing the lived experience of BMD’

by Quest Staff on August 22, 2013 - 12:31pm

MDA and John Hopkins Medicine will present the 2013 national Becker Muscular Dystrophy Conference Saturday, August 24, in Baltimore. Free to all participants with BMD and their family and friends, the conference can be attended in person or online.

The daylong agenda emphasizes “optimizing the lived experience of BMD” through expert presentations on clinical care, research updates and current clinical trials. Other presentations address workplace accommodations, navigating resources and other daily living issues.

The live feed includes a chat feature that enables online participants to ask questions during the conference.

More information about attending online is located at mda.org/BMDConference/video.

Participants are urged to check their Internet connection to the event prior to the start of the conference by going to sonicfoundry.com/SiteRequirements.aspx.

Expert presenters

In addition to the conference chair, Tom Crawford, M.D., of Johns Hopkins Medicine, presenters include:

  • Paula Clemens, M.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Mario Damiani, J.D.
  • Tina Duong, DPT, Children’s National Medical Center
  • Brett Felter, J.D.
  • Lori Hamby Erby, Ph.D., CGC, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Erik Henricson, University of California, Davis, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Eric Hoffman, Ph.D., Children’s National Medical Center
  • David A. Kass, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine, Department of Cardiology
  • Sheila C. Moeschen, Ph.D.
  • John Porter, Ph.D., M.D., National Institutes of Health, NINDS
  • Christopher Rosa, Ph.D.
  • Brad Stephenson, J.D.
  • Reid Thompson, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine, Department of Cardiology
  • Kathryn Wagner, Ph.D., M.D., Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Conference videos to be posted online

Videos of each presentation will be posted on MDA's website a few days after the end of the conference. Once the videos are posted, links can be found on the conference website, the Quest site or the BMD disease center.

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