How do we influence medical students to consider taking on muscular dystrophy as a doctor - or at least understand the way it affects families and the impact it has medically/emotionally/socially on the young people it affects - get them (medical students) when they're young and on a very interpersonal level.
Last year a group of parents and young men affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy, attended a luncheon sponsored by medical students, at Harvard Medical School - it went so well they invited families back again this year!!
We would like to invite you, New England families/friends, to the Harvard Medical Student DMD/BMD forum.
Date & Time: Thursday, February 4th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Minot Room in the Countway library building - Longwood Medical Area at 10 Shattuck St. Boston, MA 02115.
Please see website for directions;
FYI - tea/cookies will be served.
Those of you who joined us last year, thank you and we hope you will join us again. The Harvard Medical Student program More to Life than Genes (MTLTG) has been changed in title to, Living with Chronic Conditions. Here, we are invited to share our DMD/BMD world!
Our families with B/DMD made such an impact last year, the Harvard medical students invited us back again this year! Exciting, as they typically do not invite the same groups back on consecutive years. The format will be a little different, so not a lunch but an afternoon of tea/cookies with big group session and small group sessions. We're hoping to get 10-12 families with B/DMD. Last year NPR came to cover the event and got some airwaves with WBUR.
Please RSVP to Laurie Bliss @ PedsNM@partners.org by Monday, Feb 1st.
For parking please contact Emily Asaro Morell @ Emily_Morell@hms.harvard.edu
Please pass the word around and help educate our future doctors on the many ways D/BMD affects our lives.
Hope to see you all there!