MYOCON - 2012

21 - 22 Jan 2012

Chennai, India

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of India is delighted to announce that the international MYOCON 2012 conference was a ‘major success’. The conference held in Chennai, India on 21st & 22nd January brought together experts from round the world and India to share common experiences.

These experts shared their knowledge and views with the large number of attending delegates over the two days of the conference. Undoubtedly the highlight of the conference was the parents’ sessions when, for the first time, concerned parents got the opportunity to raise any questions, doubts and uncertainties directly with the experts. To cater for all the delegates who attended the conference from right across India questions were initially answered in English and then subsequently translated into Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.

The conference was inaugurated by Padmavibhushan Dr.Pratap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals. Mr.Mike Nithiavarnakis the Deputy High Commissioner of Britain was the guest of honour who promised to help support the growth of neuromuscular research through the Indo- British Health Initiative.

Myocon 2012 Conference

International experts included -

  • Eric Hoffman - USA
  • Kate Bushby - UK
  • Veda Vedanarayanan - USA
  • Andoni Urtizberea - France
  • Guenter Schuerbrandt - Germany
  • William McCluskey - USA

Accompanied by national experts -

  • Dr Gourie Devi - New Dehli
  • Dr Satish Khadilkar - Mumbai
  • Dr M.D.Nair - Kerala
  • Dr Mittal - Lucknow
  • Dr Gayathri - Bangalore
  • Dr Meena - Hyderbad
  • Dr Sunil Narayanan - Pondicherry
  • Dr Rashna Dastur - Mumbai
  • Dr Arjundas - Chennai
  • Dr G Kumaresan (Conference chairman)

MDA India are satisfied that this conference has helped in creating a national forum and network for research into neuro-muscular disorders whilst also demonstrating the huge amount of interest and desire for involvement in research throughout India.

The conference venue was...

GRT Grand Hotel Chennai
120, Sir Thyagaraya Road
T. Nagar
Chennai
600 017

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