PLANS FOR AN ONLINE FORUM
Anticipating broad utility as a communication tool for the D3 community, we plan to implement an online forum shortly. Initially this will be aimed at practitioners and researchers, and a section for affected families will be added subsequently if interest levels warrant it.
The proposed goal of the Practitioner/Researcher Forum is to facilitate translational interactions, whether they be e-discussions about diagnosis, treatment approaches, case suitability for research investigation and the like. The Family Forum is envisaged more as an online peer-support tool. Both components would have searchable archives, so providing educational efficiency through access to real-life FAQs.
We invite members' to comment about this idea, both regarding its general principle and specifics of how you'd like it to be implemented.
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Until the online forum is implemented, members are encouraged to participate in such discussions by the more-traditional medium of email. Indeed, the core D3 group at Melbourne have conducted a number of such roundtable discussions over the past couple of years, and their high-reward value led to the idea of a broader-reaching online forum.
So email us your questions or interesting cases (in which case clinical photographs and case history are helpful, obviously) and we will circulate it around a pertinent selection of D3G members. Of course, please respect confidentialilty principles in the normal way.