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.

Pre-Clinical Science

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.

Clinical Research

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.

Clinical Practice Research & Education

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.