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2017 BMD Conference

At MDA, we take a big picture perspective across the full spectrum of neuromuscular diseases to uncover scientific and medical breakthroughs that accelerate treatments and cures. The power in our research approach is that we can often apply learnings from one disease to progress in others to bring urgently-needed answers to our families.

MDA’s 2017 BMD Conference

The Muscular Dystrophy Association invites you and your family and friends to attend the 2017 MDA Becker Muscular Dystrophy Conference. This conference, chaired by Assistant Professor Farida Abid, M.D., FAAP, will include presentations on clinical care research updates, information on clinical trials, and panel sessions. Whether you are living with Becker muscular dystrophy or are interested in learning more about the topics that will be covered, we encourage you to join us.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

John P. McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons
Third Coast Conference Center (formerly Treviso)
6550 Bertner Ave., 6th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Conference Rooms 1 & 11
8 a.m. — Sign-in and breakfast
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Conference (lunch included)

Conference Chair
Farida Abid, M.D., FAAP
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine

Registration is required and must be complete by Friday, Nov. 17. There is no cost to register. Register online or call 800-572-1717 and select Option 1.

A social gathering will take place on the evening of Friday, Dec. 1, at:
Armadillo Palace
5015 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
Meet up at 7 p.m. at restaurant

Conference Hotel Information:
Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center
6580 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030

The conference room rate is $99 per night; attendees must book by Nov. 13 to receive the reduced conference rate.

Questions? Email