In the period between July and September 2020 the activities of the Italian Association of Myology were limited and reduced due to the pandemic related to SARS-Cov2.
Most of the activities were aimed at the remodeling and organization of the joint congress with the Italian Association for the Study of the Peripheral Nervous System (ASNP), which should have been held in Matera in June, postponed to December 9-12, and which will be carried out in virtual form.
In a joint and commendable effort all the Italian Neuromuscular Centers afferent to the AIM have engaged in the elaboration of a survey estimating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on services provided by all the Centers. The results of this interesting study have been published in Acta Myologica (2020; XXXIX: p. 57-66 – doi:10.36185-2532-1900-008).
The 14th Meeting of the Mediterranean Society of Myology (MSM) meeting is moved to spring 2021, Sars-Cov2 permiting. Proposals to organize and host the event are welcome.
The virtual 25th Congress of the WMS will be held, as announced, from 30th September – 2nd October 2020. The registration is free so that as many of our members who might not have been able to travel to Canada this year as possible can join the WMS spirit of Education, Enjoyment and Excitement!
For more information it is possible to contact Clare Beach, WMS Secretariat and 2020 Congress Manager E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.wms2020.com
The WMS continue to add valuable information about COVID-19 and people with neuromuscular disorders: World Muscle Society position and advice to the website: https://www.worldmusclesociety.org/news/view/150
Once again, we thank all the attendees and our members for the support that has been shown to us and we are here to support others in the field as we all work through these difficult times”.