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Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the NMD Summer Course Budapest 2019 to the Semmelweis University. The Summer Course will take place on 29-30 May 2019, in Budapest, Hungary.

Neuromuscular disorders are experiencing exceptional times. Research in this field has progressed significantly, clinical trials have multiplied, new treatment options will be available for the patients. Despite popular consensus that neuromuscular disorders do not necessitate a prominent place in medical education, knowledge of these conditions can be life-changing for patients and practitioners.

The mission of this Neuromuscular Summer Course is to provide core competency standards of training for the evaluation and treatment of patients with neuromuscular disorders, to improve coordination and treatment of patients with these rare disorders.

Specialists in neuromuscular disorders possess specialized knowledge in the science, clinical evaluation, and management of disorders of the motor neuron, nerve roots, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction and muscle that affect patients of all ages. Diagnostic procedures relevant to Neuromuscular Medicine include nerve conduction studies and electromyography, nerve, muscle, and skin biopsy; genetic testing, nerve and muscle imaging, and immunologic testing. Therapeutic modalities include pharmacologic therapies, RNA modifying, enzyme replacement therapies, immunomodulatory therapies and rehabilitation of neuromuscular disorders. The Neuromuscular Summer Course summarizes for the general neurologists both the basic symptomatology of neuromuscular disorders and the newest research of the field, introduce the novel diagnostic opportunities, and gives overview about the present therapeutic options and running clinical trials.

The expected attendance includes neurologists, child neurologists, clinical geneticist, neurophysiologists, academic researchers, medical practitioners, molecular biologists, health care professionals, case managers, who are interested in this sub-discipline.

It is a privilege for the Semmelweis University to host the Neuromuscular Summer Course. The best internationally-recognized NMD disease experts from the EAN Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction and Neuropathy Scientific Panels will share their experience and knowledge.

The event will take place in Budapest (Hungary), at the Basic Medical Science Centre – Semmelweis University. It offers a fabulous environment for high quality, professional meetings. Furthermore the Summer Course is an ideal base for willing explorers of the beautiful capital of Hungary.

The program and the abstracts of the invited speakers will be published here, at the Summer Course website and in our Program Book.

We are looking forward to welcome you at the Neuromuscular Summer Course, to be held on 29 – 30 May 2019 in Budapest.


On behalf of the organizing committees

Maria Judit Molnar

Peter Van den Bergh

and Antonio Toscano

and Davide Pareyson