The 25th International
Annual Congress of the
World Muscle Society

Teaching Course

The Pre-Congress Teaching Course will take place virtually on 29th September 2020.

The teaching course is free of charge and available for all virtual congress attendees. You will need to register for the congress in order to be able to access the course material. The 1-day course can be downloaded below.

Pre-Congress Teaching Course Programme

Teaching objective
To improve the diagnostic competence of professionals dealing with patients with neuromuscular diseases.

Target audience
Medical specialists (paediatricians, neurologists, paediatric neurologists, geneticists, neuropathologists) and medical specialists in training, and other attendees of the WMS congress.

Course description
The emphasis of this course will be on the clinical approach to patients who present with symptoms of a neuromuscular disease with an emphasis on state of the art diagnosis and management. The course will start with an introduction part, followed by 10 educational case presentations covering most common neuromuscular phenotypes.

There will be the opportunity to discuss the integrated approach to patients, using history and clinical examination supported by video encounter, in conjunction with muscle imaging (MRI and Ultrasound), neurophysiology, muscle biopsies, and genetic result with the goal of arriving at a diagnostic synthesis.

Upon completion, participants should be able to recognise a number of important and distinctive neuromuscular clinical presentations; integrate up-to-date diagnostic approaches to the patient suspected of a neuromuscular disease; consider the differential diagnosis, understand and interpret next generation genetic information; and rationally consider appropriate testing.

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