The Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C)
The Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C) is the pan-Canadian network that brings together the country’s leading clinical, scientific, technical, and patient expertise to improve care, research, and collaboration in neuromuscular disease.
We support preclinical researchers and strengthen cutting-edge basic research. The Pre-clinical Science pillar is divided into three tasks: Cell-based NMD Research, Animal-Based NMD Research, and Human Samples and Biobanking.
We work towards increasing neuromuscular clinical research capacity in Canada. The Clinical Research pillar is divided into three tasks: Clinical Trial Network, Participant Recruitment and Evidence Collection, and Outcome Measures and Natural History.
We work to improve neuromuscular clinical education, care and access to treatments across Canada. The Clinical Practice Research and Education pillar is divided into three tasks: Training and Curriculum, Community of Practice, and From Trials into Practice.
Cross-Cutting Network Themes
We have established five cross-cutting themes to ensure that core concepts are embedded in all network activities: Early-Career Support, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity, Expert Patient Capacity Building, Knowledge Translation & Impact Assessment, and Open Science.