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

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS


Topic 1 - New developments in congenital muscle disease


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Jim Dowling - Canada

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and The University of Toronto, Canada

New advances in Centronuclear myopathies


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Emily Oates - Australia

The University of New South Wales, Faculty of Science

The emerging world of titinopathies


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Carsten Bönnemann - USA

National Institutes of Health, NINDS/Neurogenetics Branch

Gene discovery for CM/CMD in the multi omics era



Topic 2 - Gene modifiers and gene delivery in neuromuscular disorders


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Beth McNally - USA

Northwestern University, Center for Genetic Medicine

Genetic modifiers in LGMDs and beyond


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Susan Treves - Switzerland

Basel University Hospital, Department of Biomedicine

Epigenetic modification in congenital myopathies


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Isabelle Richard - France

Genethon, Dystrophy Laboratory

Gene delivery for LGMDs



Topic 3 - Treatment & Therapy approaches


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Frédéric Relaix - France

Institut Mondor, UPEC, INSERM, U955-E10

A rat preclinical model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy reveals a key role for skeletal muscle satellite cells in disease progression and therapy


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Charles A. Gersbach - USA

Duke University

CRISPR-Based Genome Editing for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy


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Richard Finkel - USA

Nemours Children's Hospital

SMA: update on therapy development and emerging phenotypes


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Vincent Timmerman - Belgium

University of Antwerp, Dept of Molecular Genetics, Peripheral Neuropathy Group

Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathies: treatment and perspectives


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