In the period between April and June 2021, several meetings held with the regional coordinators of the Association led to the organizing four webinars, one for each “Macro Areas” representative of Northern, Central and Southern Italy.
The webinars, aimed at disseminating and discussing issues related to neuromuscular diseases with local doctors and sharing information that allow an early diagnostic suspicion and the correct sending of the patient to the Reference Centers, will take place simultaneously on September 16, 2021. The topic of the webinars will be the management of patients with neuromuscular diseases in the territorial situations during the pandemic period: from the vaccination experience to telemedicine.
In the same period, six webinars took place under the patronage of AIM on topics discussed within the Advisory Board and addressed to general practitioners, neurologists, pediatricians, physiotherapists, nurses. Three of these events were in May 2021 (6/7, 20 and 27) and three in June (10, 17, 24). All the meetings, individually MCE accredited, had a great success of participation (further information is available at https://www.aim-fad2021.it/).
Prof. Carmelo Rodolico
Due to pandemics, the 14th Meeting of the Mediterranean Society of Myology (MSM) is moved to 2022. Proposals to organize and host the event are welcome.
The 26th WMS congress will take place, as a virtual meeting between 20 and 24 September. The 5-day congress week will be an opportunity to catch up on the latest developments in neuromuscular diseases from around the world. The Programme Committee has done a fantastic job to come up with an exciting scientific programme and they expect the quality of the submitted abstracts on all aspects of neuromuscular disease to be as outstanding as always. Controversial debates, oral lectures and e-poster presentations through the virtual platform and a range of stimulating industry symposia on a dedicated day are expected. The usual WMS 2021 Virtual Pre-Congress Teaching Course will be held on the neuromuscular field, so everyone who is interested is encouraged to register and participate. To learn more, submit an abstract and register for the congress, please visit the congress website: https://www.wms2021.com