Neuromuscular Disease Foundation

Join Psychiatrist & GNE Myopathy patient, Dr. Jennifer Yashari & Carol Gelbard, LCSW this FRIDAY at 10 am PT for
“Managing Re-Entry Anxiety as we Gradually Emerge from the Global Pandemic”

Based on the success of our inaugural Online Speaker Series in 2020, we are excited to announce that our weekly 2021 Online Speaker Series is in full swing.

By moving our symposia online, we have been able to expand our reach to doctors, scientists and patients exponentially. People who hadn’t been able to travel before to join us are able to participate in our weekly, live events and ask questions of our presenters who cover a wide range of GNE Myopathy related topics. The virtual library we have built from these recordings has had nearly 1k views over the past year.
Please check out the Upcoming Events page on our website CureGNEM.org to view who’s coming up.

From: 07/23/2021

10:00 - 11:00 UTC-08:00

Virtual Event:

Featured Speakers

Dr. Jennifer Yashari
Psychiatrist & GNE Myopathy patient
Dr. Jennifer Yashari is a Psychiatrist & GNE Myopathy patient. She graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a bachelor of arts in psychology. Prior to entering medical school, she received a Summer Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. She then attended the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel, where she graduated with honors. She pursued her psychiatric training through a residency at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. During her residency, she co-founded and led the Women’s Wellness Group. In addition to her private practice, she has been a volunteer clinical faculty member at UCLA, where she teaches and supervises residents at the Women’s Life Clinic. She also serves on the health advisory committee for the Ladies Home Journal magazine. Dr. Yashari believes in providing a safe, non-judgmental space where patients can look closely at themselves, honestly and authentically, in an effort to improve their internal emotional quality of life.
Carol Gelbard, LCSW
NDF Emotional Wellness Director
Carol Gelbard, LCSW received her master’s in social work at UCLA. She has more than 15 years of experience working with children and adults performing individual, family, and group therapy in hospitals, schools, and private practice settings. She was an NDF board member for 8 years and has been actively involved in NDF’s patient days since 2015. She has also lead patient and caregiver groups at NDF symposia. During the pandemic this spring, she facilitated a patient huddle titled “How to manage your anxiety, practice self-care and apply adaptive coping skills during this challenging time.” She is currently the Director of the Emotional Wellness Program for NDF. She plans to work collaboratively with NDF’s multidisciplinary team to help patients develop supportive care plans to address their overall well-being
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