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IMDO Announces Poster Presentation Grants

01-24-2008 06:27 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: International Myotonic Dystrophy Organization

San Diego (January 21, 2008) – International Myotonic Dystrophy Organization (IMDO) announced a new grant program to encourage and assist medical students, physicians residents, fellows or researchers to present research projects involving the study of Myotonic Dystrophy in poster format at major national or international medical conventions.

Grants will be awarded between $100-$500 (USD) to be used exclusively to sponsor poster presentations at either national or international conferences addressing Myotonic Dystrophy.

“Myotonic Dystrophy is the most common form of adult muscular dystrophy and affects nearly 1 out of every 8,000 people worldwide,” said Richard Weston, president of IMDO. “It is extremely important for us as an organization to do all that we can to ensure that progress is made on the research front.”

Grant applications can be requested at grantcommittee@myotonicdystrophy.org.

International Myotonic Dystrophy Organization
6353 Corte Del Abeto, Ste. B102, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone: 760.918.0377
email: info@myotonicdystrophy.org
Wendy Robinson, Associate Director

Founded in 2000, the International Myotonic Dystrophy Organization promotes and advances the welfare, the care and the treatment of persons with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy or Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy. It educates persons with the disease, as well as the general public, and expedites the discovery of a cure for Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy and Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy by funding projects that will assist it in meeting its goals

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