The neuromuscular network for Canada


National and international collaboration

For the best outcomes for patients, research and care for NMDs must have an international outlook. Our work is founded on strong partnerships with leading investigators, academic groups and networks, patient organizations and pharmaceutical and biotech industry partners worldwide.

While NMD4C is a new network, it builds on the strengths of existing Canadian networking activities including CAN-NMD, the Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Network; CPNG, the Canadian Pediatric Neuromuscular Group; CNDR, the Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Registry initiative; and MDC, Muscular Dystrophy Canada. NMD4C leverages institutional and national resources such as the Rare Diseases: Models and Mechanisms (RDMM) Network, Care4Rare Canada Consortium, and Maternal Infant Child and Youth Research Network (MICYRN) and contributes to them, and will be embedded in and partner with international efforts such as EURO-NMD, RD-Connect, EuroBioBank and TREAT-NMD in Europe.


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Our network brings together clinicians, researchers, and people with neuromuscular disease across the country.

About the network

NMD4C (NMD for Canada) is a new pan-Canadian network that brings together the country's leading clinical, scientific, technical and patient expertise to improve care, research...
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Services for industry

We welcome opportunities to work together with pharmaceutical industry partners to achieve the translation of preclinical research findings into clinical trials and treatments for patients....
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Network activities

Network activities In January 2020, NMD4C received three years of funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC). This...
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Contact us

Contact us Mailing address: CHEO Research Institute 401 Smyth Road Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1 Canada   Email addresses: See the profile pages of individual network...

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World Muscle Society 2020

The 25th International Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society takes place from 30th September – 4th October 2020, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The...

2020 NMD4C network meeting

We are co-locating our 2020 network meeting with the MDC 2020 conference at the Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel.

OttawaNMD 2021

Save the date for OttawaNMD 2021! The uOttawa Centre for Neuromuscular Disease will host the 6th Ottawa International Conference on Neuromuscular Disease and Biology in...