Egyptian International Neuromuscular Conference ENMC I

22 - 23 Jan 2015

Aswan, Egypt

The first Egyptian International Neuromuscular Conference ENMCI took place in Aswan, Egypt 22-23 January 2015.

This conference, the first of its kind in Egypt, brought together various stakeholders from the Egyptian neuromuscular community and beyond including adult and pediatric neurologists, physiotherapists and psychiatrists.

Speakers from around the world provided an international aspect and included Dr. Ikuya Nonaka (Japan), Dr. Ichizo Nishino (Japan), Dr. Andoni Urtizberea (France), Dr. Hanns Lochmüller (UK) and Dr. Haluk Topaloglu (Turkey), Dr. Ayse Karduman (Turkey). Disease diagnosis, management, standards of care, metabolic myopathies and outcome measures were all discussed. Local speakers also shared their experiences of the neuromuscular field throughout Egypt this was followed by challenging discussions.

The conference highlighted the importance of early diagnosis, applying standards of care, and the benefits of working collaboratively.

Next year’s meeting is planned for 25-26 February 2016 in Sharm El Sheikh. Included will be preconference workshops making up the first year of the Middle East Myology School. The workshops will be hosted by Egypt air hospital and international experts on muscle pathology, clinical adult and pediatric neuromuscular disorders will be in attendance.

If you are interested to find out more about this meeting please contact the conference organizing team at Dr Rasha el Sherif.

ENMCI 2015 speakers