The 25th International
Annual Congress of the
World Muscle Society

PRE-CONGRESS TEACHING COURSE FACULTY




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Prof. Carsten Bönnemann



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Dr Maxwell Damian



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Dr Kevin Flanigan
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Dr. Kevin Flanigan is the Director of The Center for Gene Therapy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he holds the Robert F. & Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Endowed Chair in Neuromuscular Research, and is the Director of the Nationwide Children’s NIAMS P50-funded Center for Research Translation in Muscular Dystrophy Therapeutic Development.



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Prof. Pascal Laforêt



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Prof. Jordi Diaz-Manera
Newcastle University

Professor Jordi Díaz-Manera is an adult neurologist specialized in neuromuscular diseases. He is interested in the application of muscle MRI to the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with muscular disorders.



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Anders Oldfors
University of Gothenburg, Dept. of Pathology and Genetics

Professor of Pathology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
WMS commissions:
Executive board of WMS 1998-2001 and 2004-present.
Local organizer of the 9th WMS congress in Gothenburg 2004.
Teacher at the WMS pre-congress course since 2004.
Member of the Editorial Board of Neuromuscular Disorders since 1998.
Associate Editor of Neuromuscular Disorders since 2006.



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Carola Hedberg-Oldfors
University of Gothenburg, Dep Pathology and genetics



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Dr Maryam Oskoui



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Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schara
University Of Essen

Prof. Dr. Schara-Schmidt is professor for neuropaediatrics and neuromuscular diseases and heads the Department of Neuropaediatrics and the Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases in Children and Adolescents at the Children’s Hospital, University Hospital Essen. She is one of the leading national and international experts in this field, president of the Society for Neuropaediatrics, chair of the local ethics committee and member of numerous national and international committees.



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Prof. Dr. Benedikt Schoser
Friedrich-Baur-Institute Dep. of Neurology

Benedikt Schoser is senior consultant neurologist at the Friedrich-Baur- Institute, LMU Munich, Germany. His interests are in the field of multisystemic neuromuscular diseases and metabolic and myotonic myopathies. He served the Scientific Muscle and Neuromuscular panel of the European Academy of Neurology and organizes the WMS teaching course since 2016.



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Prof. Dr. Werner Stenzel



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Peter Van den Bergh
University Hospital St-Luc, Neuromuscular Reference Centre

Professor of Neurology at University of Louvain - Coordinator Neuromuscular Centre University Hospital Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.
Organizer of WMS11 – 2006, Bruges, Belgium
Executive Associate Editor Neuromuscular Disorders.
Member WMS Program Committee & Executive Board.
President Inflammatory Neuropathy Consortium (PNS).
Executive Board member Euro-NMD - leader Neurophysiology Group.



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Prof. John Vissing


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