The Italian Association of Myology (AIM) has sponsored, in the period between September 2019 and December 2019, various congress events, which took place throughout the national territory. There were nine sponsored events in all, with topics on several neuromuscular diseases ranging from spinal muscular atrophy to neuromuscular junction disorders, metabolic myopathies, limb-girdle muscular dystrophies. Three events took place in Northern Italy, three in Central Italy and three in Southern Italy.
As a member of the Italian Society of Neurology (SIN), AIM was present at the fiftieth congress of the SIN, held in Bologna from 12 to 15 October 2019 with a dedicated stand. There were numerous sessions within the congress that had as their topics the neuromuscular diseases. Among these the interesting Course ‘How Genetics can influence therapy in muscular diseases’, moderated by Professors Carlo Minetti and Gabriele Siciliano.
In order to strengthen links with other European myology companies, AIM participated in the ‘‘17Пmes journОes de la SociОtО FranНaise de myologie – ActualitОs en Myologie’ which took place in Marseille from 20 to 22 November 2019, with a joint session on neuromuscular diseases. Some particular topics of the joint meeting concerned Pompe disease, facio-scapulo-humeral muscular dystrophy and myofibrilary myopathies.
The 14th Meeting of the Mediterranean Society of Myology (MSM) will probably be held in 2020 in Sicily, organised by prof. Antonio Toscano.
The 24th annual congress of the World Muscle Society was held in Copenhagen from 1st to 5th October, in the old Tivoli Garden Concert Hall and adjoining buildings. Join WMS for the networking reception to be held on Tuesday 1st October in the theatre, Det Ny Teater, located a 5-minute walk from Tivoli gardens. This followed the long tradition of WMS to facilitate networking and catch up on the latest developments in myology around the world during this 4-day meeting.
As usual, the meeting was preceded by a teaching course, held in Copenhagen on September 30th and October 1st 2019.
The Copenhagen Neuromuscular Center at the National Hospital, Rigshospitalet, led by John Vissing, has host and organise this meeting. The main thematic topics addressed in the plenary sessions were:
Metabolic disturbances in neuromuscular diseases;
Extra-muscular manifestations in neuromuscular diseases;
Advances in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders.