Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
The resources below provide information about treatment options for this condition. If you have questions about which treatment is right for you, talk to your healthcare professional.
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Nonprofit support and advocacy groups bring together patients, families, medical professionals, and researchers. These groups often raise awareness, provide support, and develop patient-centered information. Many are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct people to research, resources, and services. Many groups also have experts who serve as medical advisors. Visit their website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
2016 Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program
August 15, 2016
New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle
Sunday, June 29, 2014 -
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: The goals of the New Directions conference are to: (1) provide a unique forum for presentation and sharing of unpublished data, (2) promote collaboration between industry and academic investigators, (3) provide an interactive forum for clinical trial planning and outcome measure development, (4) facilitate the identification of both common and unique targets for each neuromuscular disease, and (5) provide trainees and young investigators a forum in which to present data and to encourage trainees to remain studying neuromuscular disease.
Contact: Dr. John D. Porter, 301-496-5739,email@example.com
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Office of Rare Diseases Research
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy: From Clinical Pathology to Underlying Scientific Mechanisms, Exploring the Role of the Myomatrix
Sunday, April 22, 2012 -
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Location: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Center for Molecular Medicine, Reno, NV
Description: The goals of the conference are to: 1) Establish the current state of knowledge in different myomatrix research areas germane to the CMDs and to dystrophic pathology, 2) Explore novel mechanisms, intersections and crosstalk of relevant mechanisms and perform comparative analysis across disease models, 3) Design effective strategies and platforms to pursue treatment development for key aspects of CMD clinical pathology to drive future translational opportunities
Contact: Dr. Glen Nuckolls, NIAMS(301) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
The following diseases are related to Congenital muscular dystrophy. If you have a question about any of these diseases, you can contact GARD.