The Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C)

The Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C) is the new 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.

Knowledge Translation

The network’s KT group works to raise the standard of care and improve access to NMD therapies through the development, dissemination, and implementation of KT products (including clinical care guidelines).

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Patient Registries

Patient Registries Working Group Patient registries collect information about individuals who are affected by a particular condition and are a particularly important research and networking tool for rare diseases. The data collected may be used for a range of purposes, from research into specific features of the disease to clinical trial feasibility planning and recruitment.…

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Expert Patient Capacity Building

The EPCB group in collaboration with MDC and a group of patient-partners are working to establish expert patient capacity building in the Canadian neuromuscular community

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Clinical Trial Coordination

The NMD4C works to unite stakeholders in the Canadian neuromuscular clinical trial landscape including clinicians and trial sites, partner organizations, industry and people affected by NMDs.

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Early-Career

The NMD4C provide opportunities for EC members to encourage engagement in shaping the future of research and treatment surrounding NMDs.

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Clinical Curriculum Development

The clinical curriculum development group works towards standardising a curriculum for the training of clinical fellows in neuromuscular medicine in Canada.

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Biobanking

The NMD4C biobanking group seeks to unite the Canadian neuromuscular biobanking community, and provides information on current biobanks.

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Dr. Rachel Thompson’s Blog

I came to the neuromuscular disease field completely by chance in 2007 after seeing an advertisement for a research support job in the TREAT-NMD network coordination centre in Newcastle…

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Dr. Louise Moyle’s Blog

I was amazed by the idea that populations of tissue-resident cells maintain and repair the body throughout life, and how drastic the consequences of impaired stem cell-mediated regeneration can be to an individual. It made me consider that understanding stem cell biology could help towards the development of new therapies for incurable conditions, such as many neuromuscular disorders…

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Dr. Amanda Yaworski’s Blog

Growing up, I was not sure what career I wanted to pursue. As such, I chose a general psychology degree to focus on, and part way through discovered my passion for neurosciences…

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