Update in Neuromuscular Disorders 2011

13 - 16 Jun 2011

London, UK

Registration is now open.

Monday 13th – Thursday 16th June 2011

At the Clinical Neuroscience Lecture Theatre, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, 33 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG

This established paediatric and adult course is now in its fourth year.

Course organisers: Professor Francesco Muntoni, Dr Adnan Manzur, Dr Stephanie Robb, Professor Mary Reilly and Professor Michael Hanna.

The 2011 course will cover the following topics:

  • What's new in Duchenne muscular dystrophy?
  • Cognitive and behavioural profile of Duchenne MD
  • Psychological effects of participation in clinical trials
  • The limb girdle muscular dystrophies – old and new
  • Cardiac involvement in neuromuscular disease
  • Role of echocardiography
  • Threshold for treatment in cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac evaluation of high-risk patients for spinal surgery
  • Diagnostic algorithm for suspected muscle disease
  • Cardiac transplantation in muscle disorders
  • Congenital muscular dystrophies
  • Mitochondrial disorders – classification and genetic basis
  • Confirming mitochondrial diagnosis
  • Pain symptomology in neuromuscular disorders
  • Aches, pains and cramps of metabolic origin
  • Autonomic dysfunction in long-term survivors of severe NMD
  • Unmet emotional/sexual needs of adolescents with DMD
  • Duchenne MD in adulthood – challenges to survival
  • Inherited muscle channelopathies
  • The myotonic dystrophies
  • Charcot Marie Tooth
  • Management of CMT foot
  • Mitochondrial diseases – a clinical overview
  • FSH
  • Amyloid neuropathies
  • Inflammatory muscle diseases
  • Genetic and acquired inclusion body myositis
  • Drug-induced neuropathies
  • Genetic motor neurone diseases
  • Inflammatory demyelinating neuropathies CIDP/MMN
  • CPC

The registration fee is £500 for four days or £150 per day. There is a reduced rate for trainees of £25 per day or £100 for the four days subject to approval.

Delegates will be responsible for booking their own accommodation - please click here for a list of hotels close to the venue.

Click here to view the course programme.

Click here for registration form. Please post completed registration forms including cheques payable to ‘UCL Hospitals Charity 1061’to Jacky Molyneaux, MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, Box 108, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery Queen Square London WC1N 3BG. BACS payments can be made using the bank details below, quoting ‘Fund 1061’ –please see registration form for further details.

Please see www.cnmd.ac.uk/index_courses for more details.

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