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The XVIII Congress of the Italian Association of Myology  was held in Genoa last 6-9 June. It was organized by Prof. Carlo Minetti and coworkers in the three-days traditional format.

This year a special event was celebrated, the 18-year anniversary of the Association. The attendance of the participants over the years has been steadily increasing, with the single sessions in the hall and the posters sessions always overcrowded.

Particularly appreciated was the joint session with the Société Française de Myologie, which dealt with the same topics with different viewpoints and experiences. During the congress, there was the election of the new board of the Association and of the new President.

In the next issues of Acta Myologica we will give you more details.


The 13th Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Myology will be held in Turkey on 27-29 June 2018, organised by Prof. Haluk Topaloglu. The symposium was in the traditional two-days MSM format with selected topics (see brochure). During the Gala dinner of the 13th Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Myology the 2018 Gaetano Conte Prizes will be assigned for basic and clinical research.


The 23rd International WMS Congress will be held in Mendoza, Argentina from 2 to 6 October 2018. The symposium will follow the traditional format with 3 selected topics:

new developments in genetic and acquired disorders of the neuromuscular junction;

mitochondrial function and dysfunction in neuromuscular disorders: pathogenesis and therapies;

advances in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders.

One day of the symposium will be dedicated to each of the selected topics. Invited keynote speakers will summarize the state of the art on the selected topics, covering clinical, molecular and other aspects. The sessions will comprise selected oral papers and poster presentations with guided discussions. Contributions will also be welcome on new advances across the neuromuscular field. The 16th WMS Pre-Congress Teaching Course will be held on 1-2 October 2018. Please note only 45 places are available. Early booking is advised

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