MDUK Muscles Matter 2021 – Tuesday 5 October round-up 

Our MDUK Muscles Matter 2021 seminars continued on Tuesday 5 October, virtually bringing together people living with muscle-wasting conditions from across the UK with a seminar on Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD). 

To mark Becker awareness week, we were joined in our BMD seminar by researcher Federica Montanaro, Consultant Cardiologist John Bourke, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist Tracey Willis, Neuromuscular Care Advisor Heather Ryan and Neuromuscular Consultant Stefen Brady.

Federica Montanaro opened up the seminar with an update on recent advances in Becker research, genetic mutations and how working with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and AI experts had aided progress in research.

This was followed by a session on living well where the panelists discussed the topics that regularly come up in clinics, steroid treatments, access to psychological support and females as manifesting carriers of Becker muscular dystrophy.

You can watch the full recording of the Becker muscular dystrophy seminar above or on our YouTube channel.

There will be seminars throughout the year in our MDUK Muscles Matter 2021 online seminar series, including condition-specific sessions, practical sessions such as financial support and psychological care to help you live well, and seminars looking into ways you can manage your condition such as cardiac management or diet and nutrition. 

You can see the full list and book onto these Zoom seminars here.