The Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada


European Neuromuscular Centre Themed Workshops

The NMD4C is excited to share that the European Neuromuscular Centre (ENMC) has announced a new initiative: Themed Workshops


For more than 28 years, the ENMC has organised 260+ workshops, with topics originating from an international group of experts in the field of neuromuscular diseases (NMD). This is a unique concept where the scientific content of the workshop is submitted by NMD researchers and clinicians and where the logistical organisation and funding of the workshop is facilitated by the ENMC. The ENMC’s workshops are aimed to bring together researchers, clinicians and patient representatives from all over the world to encourage communication and international collaboration on specific neuromuscular conditions. The next deadline for these regular ENMC workshops is 1 September 2021!


For the new Themed Workshops, the ENMC will identify special themes which are prioritised by the needs of the neuromuscular patient and research community. These topics are transversal (relevant across many NMDs), multidisciplinary, unique and sustainable (with a long-lasting impact on the neuromuscular community). Organisers, who would like to pick up the theme and apply for an ENMC workshop are free to further define the rationale, background, objectives and resulting deliverables of the workshop.


The theme for 2021 is Post-Covid-19: Issues and opportunities for the neuromuscular field. This theme was selected to provide learning opportunities from the Covid-19 pandemic in two ways:


1)    to evaluate how NMD patients were assessed and their care managed during the self-isolation period, and see chances for continuing part of the online monitoring,

2)    to understand how neuromuscular signs and symptoms have developed in non-NMD patients who were infected by the Coronavirus. 


The call for organisers who would like to apply for an ENMC workshop on this theme is now open and will run until September 30, 2021. For more information, please visit the ENMC website!


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