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Myotonic: Friday webinar series: “Beyond ADLs: Strategies for Life Modifications, Socializing and More during COVID-19”

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Thank you for registering for “Beyond ADLs: Strategies for Life Modifications, Socializing and More during COVID-19”.

About the Presentation: 

Cynthia Gagnon, PhD, OT, of the Université de Sherbrooke, will discuss ways to modify daily living activities to best benefit those living with DM. Dr Gagnon will discuss the purpose of occupational therapy (OT), what OT can do for you, alert signs and practical tips, including considerations for managing home quarantine during COVID-19. She will review daily living challenges related to home confinement and physical distancing, practical solutions and recommendations. 

About the Presenters:

Cynthia Gagnon, PhD, OT, is a researcher and clinician at the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada. Professor Gagnon trained as an occupational therapist and obtained her PhD in Rehabilitation for Laval University (Canada). She is leading an interdisciplinary research program to document the natural history of the most prevalent neuromuscular disorders in Canada including myotonic dystrophy and recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay. She is developing and validating several outcome measures among these populations in preparation for clinical trials. Professor Gagnon is the leader of the OMMYD international initiative for the selection and validation of outcome measures in myotonic dystrophy. She has worked on several clinical guidelines in the rehabilitation field and in interested in knowledge application in rare diseases.

Samar Muslemani is a student at the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada, working with Dr Gagnon. She is an occupational therapist and is currently pursuing a masters degree in independent living and researching patients with childhood onset DM1. She just finished her data collection in both Québec and France, and her research is in the practice of health professionals in order to improve care of DM1 patients. 

Thank you for registering for “Beyond ADLs: Strategies for Life Modifications, Socializing and More during COVID-19”.

About the Presentation:

Cynthia Gagnon, PhD, OT, of the Université de Sherbrooke, will discuss ways to modify daily living activities to best benefit those living with DM. Dr Gagnon will discuss the purpose of occupational therapy (OT), what OT can do for you, alert signs and practical tips, including considerations for managing home quarantine during COVID-19. She will review daily living challenges related to home confinement and physical distancing, practical solutions and recommendations.

About the Presenters:

Cynthia Gagnon, PhD, OT, is a researcher and clinician at the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada. Professor Gagnon trained as an occupational therapist and obtained her PhD in Rehabilitation for Laval University (Canada). She is leading an interdisciplinary research program to document the natural history of the most prevalent neuromuscular disorders in Canada including myotonic dystrophy and recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay. She is developing and validating several outcome measures among these populations in preparation for clinical trials. Professor Gagnon is the leader of the OMMYD international initiative for the selection and validation of outcome measures in myotonic dystrophy. She has worked on several clinical guidelines in the rehabilitation field and in interested in knowledge application in rare diseases.

Samar Muslemani is a student at the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada, working with Dr Gagnon. She is an occupational therapist and is currently pursuing a masters degree in independent living and researching patients with childhood onset DM1. She just finished her data collection in both Québec and France, and her research is in the practice of health professionals in order to improve care of DM1 patients.

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