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The 18th Congress of the Italian Association of Myology will be held in Genoa on 6-9 June 2018, organised by Prof. Carlo Minetti. The symposium was in the traditional three-days format with selected topics. The final program can be found at page 9 of the present issue.


The 13th Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Myology will be held in Avanos, Turkey on 27-29 June 2018, organised by Prof. Haluk Topaloglu. The symposium was in the traditional three-days MSM format with selected topics.  The meeting will focus on the recent advancies in genetic, clinical and therapeutic approach in Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies. The program is available on page 101 of this issue.


The 23rd International Congress of the World Muscle Society 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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