MoveLab researcher Cecilia recently attended the UK Translational Muscular Research Conference in Oxford, a two day seminar day hosted by the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and Muscular Dystrophy UK.
This annual conference was a platform to showcase the outstanding research going on in this country designed to narrow the gap between major science discoveries and patient benefit in Neuromuscular Disorders (NMD).
Cecilia’s research work was selected as part of the flash presentations, a platform that allows PhD students to present in front of clinicians and researchers in the field of their current work and receive questions and feedback from the experienced audience. Cecilia presented some preliminary results from her PhD, where she discussed the use of Physical Activity monitors to assess NMD patients’ performance in daily life and how these can provide us a good overview of the real disease status of the patient and some information that can reflect the patient’s quality of life.
Cecilia will continue with this project for the following year, assessing a population affected with Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 and trying to understand what their habitual physical activity patterns might be telling us about these patients.