We are getting very close to our XVIII International Conference on Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy, which will be held virtually from the 17th to the 21st of February 2021.

Considering the virtual mode, the structure of the event was reworked in order to allow a wide participation, while giving space to an even richer and more varied program. The most recent updates on research and clinical studies will be dealt with in scientific sessions that will also embrace the various aspects of the clinical management of the disease. These will alternate with parallel sessions on issues related to daily life (from patients’ rights to affectivity and sexuality, to the role of siblings and more) and sessions dedicated to psychosocial aspects, with direct testimonies from the community of patients and families.


You can register to the Parent Project Conference through the form available on the dedicated website: conferenza.parentproject.it. You will receive a confirmation of your registration on your email address .


The conference will be held on the Zoom platform.  To make the best use of the platform functionality you must download the Zoom app on the device you will be using (smartphone, tablet or pc) and update it to the latest version. You can download the app at the following link: https://zoom.us/

Following the conference

The conference will open on Wednesday the 17th of February. To follow the live event, after downloading the Zoom app, you must connect to the conference website: conferenza.parentproject.it, and click on the AGENDA option from the menu. The 5 days agenda will be displayed. By clicking on LIVE STREAM you will automatically be directed to the Zoom link of the relative session. Once the session is over, you will simply need to close Zoom and connect to the following session, repeating the same procedure through the conference website: conferenza.parentproject.it.


A simultaneous translation in English and Italian will be available. To choose the correct language you will need to click on the “Interpretation” icon (on the bottom right hand side of the Zoom toolbar) and select the language. You can mute the original audio to listen to the language of choice without background noise .

Conference opening

The conference will open on Wednesday the 17th of February at 16:45 (timings in CET), with a 15 minutes welcoming session.

Parallel Sessions

During the 5 conference days there will be moments dedicated to the parallel sessions.

Wednesday the 17th from 17:00 to 18:30 (timings in CET):

When complexity increases. DMD/BMD and related issues

I’m here too. Being a sibling of a DMD/BMD patient

Motor physiotherapy for kids and adults

Thursday the 18th, from 18:30 to 20:00 (timings in CET):

– Laws, rights and bureaucracy (Italian only)

– Affectivity and sexuality

– What we eat matters. Nutritional aspects in DMD and BMD

Sunday the 21st, from 10:00 to 11:30 (timings in CET):

– By integrating we learn: school integration (Italian only)

– Easy life. Home automation at the service of the community

During the parallel sessions it will be possible to ask questions by typing them in the Zoom chat or by clicking on the 🖐 icon to request a live intervention. Your audio and video will be turned on when it is your turn to intervene. The parallel sessions will be recorded and available in the following days on the conference webpage: conferenza.parentproject.it

Plenary sessions

On Wednesday the 17th at 18:30 (timing in CET) the plenary session will commence. The plenary sessions will be run like Zoom webinars, where participants can only see the speakers and moderators on screen. For each session you will have the possibility to ask questions, by typing them in the dedicated “Q&A” Zoom chat. The questions will be visible only to speakers and moderators, who will read them in the moment allocated to questions and answers.

Social Media

The International Conference will also be live streaming, on our Facebook and YouTube channels.

@parent project aps (Facebook)

@parent_project (TwiBer)

@parent_project_aps (Instagram)

Parent Project aps (YouTube)

You can post, share and publish pictures and/or comments using the following hashtags:



For any information, our staff is available on the following numbers:

– 3423289199 Scientific Office;

– 3495100478 Fundraising Office.