Each year the CDMD sponsors many activities at UCLA that benefit patients, researchers, doctors, and the community. The two signature events are the Annual Scientific Retreat in November and the Dealing for Duchenne fundraising event in May. The scientific retreat is a CDMD sponsored event that includes a full agenda of scientific presentations, poster session, as well as a panel discussion on multidisciplinary care where patients can ask doctors and scientists questions on cutting edge research and care. The annual Dealing for Duchenne fundraising event serves a dual purpose, to bring donors together to raise money that is so crucial to fulfilling the goals of the CDMD, and to enable the CDMD to express its heartfelt thanks to donors.