The 25th International
Annual Congress of the
World Muscle Society
Young Researcher

We are delighted to invite you to attend the Jubilee 25th International Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society that will take place 30th September – 4th October 2020, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The congress venue is the new Halifax Convention Centre at 1650 Argyle Street, in the heart of this Atlantic seaport.

The opening reception will be held on Wednesday 30th September 2020 in the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, with the networking dinner held on Saturday 3rd October at the magnificent Halifax Citadel.

Halifax is famous for its Maritime hospitality and it is a walkable city with vibrant historic streets and many museums. Halifax Stanfield International Airport has numerous daily connections to major cities across Canada and the USA, as well as several direct flights to Europe.

The academic and clinical teams from the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto led by Jim Dowling and Jiri Vajsar, together with the Local Organising Committee and the WMS Programme Committee, are the hosts and organisers of this meeting. The 4-day meeting will be an opportunity to catch up on the latest developments in neuromuscular diseases from around the world.

Following the longstanding tradition of the WMS, the meeting will be preceded by a teaching course, on 29-30th September 2020, at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. 

Contributions about new advances across the neuromuscular field are very welcome. The main thematic topics that will be addressed in the plenary sessions are:

1. New developments in congenital muscle disease

2. Gene modifiers and gene delivery in neuromuscular disorders

3. Advances in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders


We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Halifax! 


Jim         Jiri
Jim Dowling and Jiri Vajsar
Congress Co-Chairs






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