Nonprofit launches virtual DME expo

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – CureDuchenne has launched a new resource called the CureDuchenne Virtual Durable Medical Equipment Expo, according to Muscular Dystrophy News. The expo is an interactive online resource that allows caregivers and family members to access information about equipment from the comfort of their own homes. The website offers “exhibit halls” with information about products, as well as a chat room to help caregivers and family members navigate the challenges of dealing with different devices and equipment at various stages of the disease. The expo was developed with the help of funds from a 2016 STRIVE Award provided by PTC Therapeutics. The STRIVE program recognizes the role patient advocacy groups play in improving the lives of Duchenne patients and their caregivers. CureDuchenne is a nonprofit that started in 2003 to help save the lives of those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.