In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the World Muscle Society and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. For our European attendees, we would like to inform you that a recognition agreement between RCPSC and EACCME® is in place. According to this, the participants who will obtain accreditation certificates in the USA will be able to submit these to their respective national accreditation authority for conversion into national credits.
Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that they actually spent in the educational activity.
Please note, delegates are entitled to request a CME certificate under the following conditions:
Attendees at the WMS Congress will come away having had many learning opportunities. The aims of the WMS, and therefore its annual congress, are:
a) to provide a multidisciplinary scientific forum to advance and disseminate knowledge in neuromuscular field for the benefit of patients.
b) to stimulate, encourage and help to develop programs for professionals working in the neuromuscular field
c) to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration
d) to provide opportunities for young investigators in the neuromuscular field
e) to promote the achievement of standards in clinical practice
This is all achieved through numerous E-poster discussion sessions throughout the programme where delegates at all stages of their career meet to discuss the latest science and research. Particular focus is placed on making sure the more senior attendees are very accessible to those starting out in their careers.
The networking events are designed to be successful to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration.
After attending the event, participants will be able to demonstrate a greater understanding and knowledge in the neuromuscular field for the benefit of patients
After attending the event, participants will have had many opportunities and been encouraged to form multidisciplinary collaborations.
After attending the event, young investigators in the field, will have had access to more senior investigators for active learning and discussions.
This is the premier annual congress on neuromuscular disorders, attended by established and young physicians, researchers, therapists, geneticists and neuropathologists from all over the world. The congress also embraces the pharmacists from the industry and incorporates their latest developments into specific aspects of the congress programme. All healthcare professional interested in the neuromuscular field, including the different disciplines involved in the study of neuromuscular disorders and the management of patients with these disorders, are welcomed to the world muscle society annual meeting.
Disclosure and Resolution of Personal Conflicts of Interest
In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event.
All scientific planning committee members, speakers, moderators, facilitators and authors must complete the Declaration of Conflict of Interest form.
Disclosure information for the WMS 2023 Committee will be available on the Committee page. Disclosure information from faculty (invited speakers, moderators) will be available on request.
Industry Support Disclosure
This event is supported, in part, by funding from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organisations is made in the programme guide, on the event website, and with signage during the event.
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|Monday 2nd October 2023 Day 1 (Pre-Congress Teaching Course – separate registration required)
|How to assess adults
|How to assess children
|EMG and Neurography examination
|Ultrasound and MRI diagnostics
|Muscle biopsy assessment
|Limb girdle weakness
|Participant Case Presentations
|Tuesday 3rd October 2023 Day 2 (Pre-Congress Teaching Course – separate registration required)
|Outcome measure assessment and live patient presentation
|Human health and muscle atrophy in microgravity: implications for long duration spaceflight
|Wednesday 4th October 2023
|Topic 1: Understanding phenotypic and genetic diversity in neuromuscular disorders 1
|Topic 1: Understanding phenotypic and genetic diversity in neuromuscular disorders 2
|Poster session 1
|Short Oral Presentations 1
|Short Oral Presentations 2
|Short Oral Presentations 3
|Debate: Is the muscle biopsy still indicated?
|Poster session 2
|Short Oral Presentations 4
|Short Oral Presentations 5
|Short Oral Presentations 6
|Thursday 5th October 2023
|Topic 2: Pathobiology of neuromuscular expansion disorders 1
|Topic 2: Pathobiology of neuromuscular expansion disorders 2
|Career Development Workshop
|Friday 6th October 2023
|Interesting Case Discussions
|Topic 3: The effect of lifestyle, exercise and nutrition on neuromuscular pathology and outcomes 1
|Topic 3: The effect of lifestyle, exercise and nutrition on neuromuscular pathology and outcomes 2
|Poster session 3
|Short Oral Presentations 7
|Short Oral Presentations 8
|Short Oral Presentations 9
|Poster session 4
|Short Oral Presentations 10
|Short Oral Presentations 11
|Saturday 7th October 2023
|Clinical Trial Updates
|The Victor Dubowitz Lecture
|Late Breaking News