Neuromuscular Disease

Date/Time: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Type: Special Interest Group
Area: Neuromuscular Disease
Room: Hanover AB

Session Overview

Chair: Jayashri Srinivasan, MBBS, PhD, FRCP – Lahey Clinic and Tufts University School of Medicine Co-Chair: Margherita Milone, MD, PhD – Mayo Clinic The field of neuromuscular medicine has seen remarkable advances in the diagnostic and therapeutic arena. This session will cover the latest in research in key areas of the field including motor neuron disease, neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders and myopathies. Emphasis will be placed on the latest cutting edge research developments.

Objectives

  • Identify novel molecular defects leading to muscle weakness in neuromuscular diseases

  • Understand pathophysiology of inherited and acquired neuromuscular diseases

  • Gain insight into new therapeutic strategies for treatment of neuromuscular diseases