Scientific Program

ICNMD is honored to announce that the scientific program will feature Joint Sessions with the following societies:

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ICNMD2018 Scientific Program

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FridayJuly 06, 2018

  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Teaching Course: HyperCKemia

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Corrado Angelini (Italy)
    Track: Muscle
    • Clinical phenotypes and management of patients with hyperCKemia and statin myopathy - Marianne de Visser (Netherlands)
    • How to diagnose a patient with hyperCKemia - Sabrina Sacconi (France)
    • Metabolic myopathies with hyperCKemia or cramps - Corrado Angelini (Italy)
    • Diagnostic approach and guidelines for oligosymptomatic hyperCKemia - Thedore Kyriakides (Cyprus)
  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Teaching Course: "Basic" Course: Neuromuscular structure, transmission and the diseases that affect it

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): William (Bill) Phillips (Australia)
    Track: Neuromuscular Junction
    • Introduction to structure & function, mechanisms of NMJ development and effects of autoantibodies - William (Bill) Phillips (Australia)
    • Neurophysiology - Clark Slater (UK)
    • Presynaptic receptors - Ana Maria Sebastião (Portugal)
    • Diseases involving impairment and loss of neuromuscular connections - Hanns Lochmüller (UK)
  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Teaching Course: Didactic TC on genetic neuropathies

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Michaela Auer-Grumbach (Austria)
    Track: Neuropathy
    • CMT Neuropathies in the elderly - Michaela Auer-Grumbach (Austria)
    • Essential clues to early recognition of amyloid neuropathies - Davide Pareyson (Italy)
    • Sensory and Autonomic Hereditary Neuropathies - Max Hilz (Germany)
    • Neuropathic manifestations in porphyria - James Dyck (USA)
  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Teaching Course: Floppy infant syndrome: Clinical assessment and decisions

    Location: Klimt 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Günther Bernert (Austria) , James Dowling (Canada)
    Track: Pediatric
    • Introduction: Epidemiology and Differential Diagnosis - Günther Bernert (Austria)
    • Clinical Assessment and muscle imaging: techniques and pitfalls - Eugenio Mercuri(Italy)
    • The Muscle Biopsy in the “Next-Gen-Era”: snows of yesteryears? - Reginald Bittner (Austria)
    • Floppy infant syndrome and the role of “next gen” - James Dowling (Canada)
    • What you may miss without EMG - Matthew Pitt (UK)
  • 08:00 - 12:00

    Teaching Course: Electrodiagnostic and sonographic evaluation of entrapment mononeuropathies: Standards, possibilities and limitations (Hands-On)

    Location: Berg, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Wolfgang Löscher (Austria)
    Track: Mononeuropathy
    • Entrapment syndromes in the upper extremity - Electrophysiology - Christian Bischoff (Germany)
    • Entrapment syndromes in the upper extremity - Sonography - Nens van Alfen (Netherlands)
    • Entrapment syndromes in the lower extremity - Electrophysiology - Simon Podnar (Slovenia)
    • Entrapment syndromes in the lower extremity - Sonography - Alexander Grimm (Germany)
  • 13:00 - 17:00

    Teaching Course: Clinical: from pattern recognition towards clinical diagnosis

    Location: Berg, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Richard Barohn (USA)
    Track: Muscle
    • Pattern recognition approach to muscle disorders - Richard Barohn (USA)
    • Laboratory approach to muscle disorders - Mazen Dimachkie (USA)
    • Genetic approach to muscle disorders - Tahseen Mozaffar (USA)
    • Approach to translational research and clinical trials in muscle disease - Michael Hanna (UK)
  • 13:00 - 17:00

    Teaching Course: Diagnostics and treatment of ALS and MND

    Location: Zweig, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Albert Ludolph (Germany)
    Track: Motor Neurone Disease
    • How do we discuss the genetic implications with ALS - Ryuji Kaji (Japan)
    • Cognitive change – recognition and management - Albert Ludolph (Germany)
    • Breaking the news of the diagnosis - Dorothée Lulé (Germany)
    • The role of multidisciplinary care in ALS - Christopher McDermott (UK)
  • 13:00 - 17:00

    Teaching Course: New ways to diagnose and assess neuropathies (Joint ICNMD-PNS)

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
    Track: Neuropathy
    • MRI and US in the diagnosis of neuropathy - Stephan Goedee (Netherlands)
    • Skin biopsy: not just for diagnosis - Grazia Devigili (Italy)
    • Outcome measures in neuropathy - Ingemar Merkies (Netherlands)
    • Role of electrophysiology in the characterization and diagnosis of neuropathies: new insights - Peter Van den Bergh (Belgium)
  • 13:00 - 17:00

    Teaching Course: Understanding the drug development process for rare neuromuscular diseases

    Location: Klimt 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Volker Straub (UK)
    Track: Muscle
    • Introduction - Volker Straub (UK)

    Session 1: drug design
    Moderator: Kanneboyina Nagaraju (USA)
    • Requirements and pitfalls for small molecules - Mike Kelly (USA)
    • Requirements and pitfalls for gene therapy - Isabelle Richard (France)
    • Requirements and pitfalls for stem cells - Giulio Cossu (UK)

    Session 2: preclinical efficacy data
    Moderator: Raffaella Willmann (Switzerland)
    • Preclinical trial design - Annamaria De Luca (Italy)
    • Statistical power evaluation - Heather Gordish-Dressman (USA)
    • Data interpretation, translational meaning - Annamaria De Luca (Italy)

    Session 3: clinical trial design
    Moderator: Volker Straub (UK)
    • Regulatory requirements - TBD
    • Clinical trial readiness - Kathryn Wagner (USA)
    • Care aspects in clinical trial planning - Anna Mayhew (UK)
    • Patient perspective - Elizabeth Vroom (Netherlands)
    • Business model - Cristina Csimma (USA)

    Plenary session: the TACT procedure by means of a mock TACT application  

      Q&A
  • 13:00 - 17:00

    EFAS School: Bedside management and testing for clinical autonomic disorders

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Walter Struhal, (Austria), Anne Pavy-Le Traon (France), J.G. Van Dijk (Netherlands), G. K. Wenning (Austria)
      I) Health and disease
    • Chair: Walter Struhal (Austria)
    • ANS: the interface between outer and inner world - I. Rocha (Portugal)
    • Autonomic disorders: what goes wrong – H. Lahrmann (Austria)
     
      II)Diagnostic tools
    • Chair: Anne Pavy-Le Traon (France)
    • Cardiovascular autonomic function tests and ABPM – G. Calandra-Buonaura (Italy)
    • Neuroendocrine and nuclear autonomic function tests – C. Rocchi (Italy)
    • Practical session: how to perform a cardiovascular autonomic function test, Part I – W. Struhal (Austria)
     
      Networking break
     
      III) Bedside approach to ANS disorders
    • Chair: J.G. Van Dijk (Netherlands)
    • Autonomic history taking: you need to know what you’re looking for – R. Thijs (Netherlands)
    • Syncope, pseudosyncope and other orthostatic intolerance syndromes – A. Pavy-Le Traon (France)
    • Autonomic syndromes: how to put the pieces of the jigsaw together – E. Lenzenweger (Austria)
     
      IV) Management of ANS disorders
    • Chair: G. K. Wenning (Austria)
    • Syncope and pseudosyncope – J.G. Van Dijk (Netherlands)
    • EBM treatment of orthostatic hypotension and related symptoms – G.K. Wenning (Austria)
    • Evaluation forms and concluding remarks
  • 08:00 - 17:00

    Teaching Course: Ultrasound of nerves and muscles Hands-on ultrasound course on volunteers and anatomical specimens

    Location: Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria (Off-site)
    Chair(s): Stefan Meng (Austria)
    Track: Mononeuropathy
    • Welcome and basic anatomy and intervention tactics
    • Nerve Part 1.1: Hands-on Ultrasound assessment of local, perineural anatomy
    • Nerve Part 1.2: Ultrasound guided injections in anatomic specimen
    • Muscle: Practical muscle botulinum toxin injection course – Daniel Truong (USA)
    • Nerve Part 2.1: Inspections of prepared specimens from Nerve Part 1: anatomical topology, injection fluid distribution
    • Nerve Part 2.2: New nerve ultrasound injections in anatomic specimen

SaturdayJuly 07, 2018

  • 07:00 - 18:30

    EFAS Annual Meeting 2018

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
      I) Peripheral autonomic neuropathies
    • Diabetic autonomic neuropathy - R. Freeman (USA)
    • Autonomic Dysfunction in GBS - M. Hilz (Germany)
    • Autonomic autoantibodies: What are they doing, which need to be assessed, how do we treat - TBD
    • ANS and Amyloid - I. Rocha (Portugal)
     
      II) Neurodegeneration & ANS
    • PAF-MSA-Parkinson how to differentiate, how to confuse, similarities and specifics - G. Wenning (Austria)
    • Links from periphery to the brain - A. Fanciulli (Austria)
    • Sleep disorders & ANS - P. Cortelli (Italy)
    • Autonomic Dysfunction in Dementia - W. Struhal (Austria)
     
      III) TLOC, Brain injury and ANS sequelae
    • Differential diagnosis - J.G. van Dijk (Netherlands)
    • Autonomic Dysfunction in epilepsy - R. Thijs (Netherlands)
    • Stroke and ANS - M. Hilz (Germany)
    • Syncopedia training a new generation of syncope specialist - J de Jong (Netherlands)
     
      IV) Autonomic Nervous system and Fatigue Background and Management
    • Autonomic nervous system in simulated and real weightlessness - A. Pavy-Le Traon (France)
    • Prognostic autonomic biomarkers - J.M. Senard (France)
    • Fatigue and autonomic nervous system dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis - M. Habek (Croatia)
    • Gastric dysfunction - H. Zoller (Austria)
  • 08:00 - 10:00

    Plenary Session (PL1): Muscle

    Location: Park Congress 1-2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s):
    Track: Muscle
    • PL 1.1: Pathomechanisms - Volker Straub (UK)
    • PL 1.2: Inflammatory mechanisms - Andrew Mammen (USA)
    • PL 1.3: Genetics / Epigenetics - Hanns Lochmüller (Germany)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: New Therapies

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Marianne de Visser (Netherlands)
    Track: Muscle
    • Treatment strategies in GNE myopathy - Zohar Argov (Israel)
    • Genome editing for monogenic myopathies - TBD
    • Progress in the treatment of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies? - Marianne de Visser (Netherlands)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: Nerve Regeneration

    Location: Klimt 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Anthony Windebank (USA)
    Track: Nerve Regeneration
    • Tissue Engineering Strategies for Repair of Peripheral Nerve - Anthony Windebank (USA)
    • Use of physical methods in nerve regeneration - Thomas Hausner (Austria)
    • New developments in conduits – David Hercher (Austria)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: Paraneoplastic Neuromuscular Aspects

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Bruno Giometto (Italy)
    Track: Cancer
    • The role of HU proteins in the development of paraneoplastic neuropathies - Bruno Giometto (Italy)
    • Physiopathology of paraneoplastic ganglionopathies - Romana Hoeftberger (Austria)
    • Paraneoplastic muscle disorders - Andrew Mammen (USA)
    • Lambert-Eaton-Syndrome (LEMS) - Jan Verschuuren (Netherlands)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Scientific Session: New Clinical Entities

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Antonio Toscano (Italy)
    Track: Muscle
    • Update on clinical aspects of Glycogen storage disorders - Antonio Toscano (Italy)
    • Novel entities in congenital myopathies of adult onset - Baziel van Engelen (Netherlands)
    • New phenotypes in titin defects - Bjarne Udd (Finland)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Workshop: Iatrogenic nerve lesions

    Location: Klimt 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga (Austria)
    Track: Mononeuropathy
    • Chemotherapy induced PNP - Anthony Windebank (USA)
    • Iatrogenic mononeuropathies after surgery and trauma - Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga (Austria)
    • Case Report - TBD
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Scientific Session: Pediatric Myology

    Location: Berg, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Günther Bernert (Austria) , James Dowling (Canada)
    Track: Pediatric
    • Introduction: Standards of Care: what we have learned from long term-management in children with NMD's - Günther Bernert (Austria)
    • Future of AAV-based gene therapy approaches for NMDs - Thomas Voit (UK)
    • New Treatments in Paediatric NMD's: Fake or Fact? - Eugenio Mercuri (Italy)
    • Transition from paediatric into adult care: a long way to go? - Thomas Serjensen (Sweden)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Overarching Session: Stem cell in neuromuscular disorders

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Zohar Argov (Israel) , Maya Zatz (Brazil)
    • Stem cells as tools for research and therapy in neuromuscular disorders - Rita Perlingeiro (USA)
    • Stem cells in muscular dystrophies - Mayana Zatz (Brazil)
    • Stem cells in ALS - Dimitrios Karussis (Israel)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Scientific Session: Basic principles of neuromuscular involvement in cancer

    Location: Klimt 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Ahmet Hoke (USA) , Guido Cavaletti (Italy)
    Track: Cancer
    • General principles/clinical aspects - Nathan Staff (USA)
    • Basic mechanisms: Axonal degeneration and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy - Ahmet Hoke (USA)
    • Animal models of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy - Guido Cavaletti (Italy)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop: FSHD

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Georg Padberg (Netherlands)
    Track: Muscle
    • DUX4, its role in development and muscle disease - Stephen Tapscott (USA)
    • Trials readiness in FSHD: clinical, imaging and other biomarkers - Jeffrey Statland (USA)
    • FSHD's changing landscape and future perspectives - Georg Padberg (Netherlands)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop: Palliative care in NMD

    Location: Berg, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): David Oliver (UK)
    Track: Patient Issues
    • The role of palliative care – early involvement or end of life care? - David Oliver (UK)
    • The role of the multidisciplinary team in NMD – the evidence from ALS - Christopher McDermott (UK)
    • The recognition of the end of life phase in NMD – the support of patients, families and professionals - Stefan Lorenzl (Austria)
    • Integrating palliative care into service for ALS patients: experiences from Russia - Lev Brylev (Russia)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop: New diagnostic techniques/tools

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Anthony Amato (USA)
    Track: Muscle
    • Update on Histopathological Features of Inflammatory Myopathies - Anthony Amato (USA)
    • Update on Myositis Specific Autoantibodies - Discussion on utility of MSAs in diagnosis and prognosis - Andrew Mammen (USA)
    • Update on Utility of Skeletal Muscle MRI and Ultrasound - Jasper M. Morrow (UK)
  • 17:15 - 18:30

    Poster Session

    Location: Bruckner - Strauss & Klimt 2 - 3, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
    TBD

SundayJuly 08, 2018

  • 08:00 - 10:00

    Plenary Session (PL2): Neuropathy (Joint ICNMD-PNS)

    Location: Park Congress 1 - 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
    Track: Neuropathy
    • PL 2.1: Inherited neuropathies: from genes to clinical phenotype - Mary Reilly (UK)
    • PL 2.2: Immune mediated neuropathies: an expanding field of treatable neuropathies - Peter van Doorn (Netherlands)
    • PL 2.3: Advances in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy - David Cornblath (USA)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: From bench to bedside: inherited neuropathies (Joint ICNMD-PNS)

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
    Track: Neuropathy
    • New genes and new mechanisms in inherited neuropathies - Vincent Timmermann (Belgium)
    • Therapeutic options in CMT - Michael Sereda (Germany)
    • Familial amyloid neuropathies: a treatable genetic neuropathy - Davide Pareyson (Italy)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: Cranial Nerves

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Wolfgang Grisold (Austria)
    Track: Cranial Nerves
    • Cranial nerves: within and out of the skull, incl. Angiosoma - Wolfgang Grisold (Austria)
    • Infectious and Inflammatory Cranial nerve lesions - Nazha Birouk (Morocco)
    • Painful cranial nerve lesions - Frank Thömke (Germany)
    • Paroxysmal dysfunctions - Friedrich Zimprich (Austria)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: Joint ICNMD - EFAS

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
    Talk A: Proteinopathies
    • The autonomic view - Gregor Wenning (Austria)
    • The neuromuscular view - Walter Struhal (Austria)
    • Discussion
    Talk B: Hereditary neuropathies
    • The autonomic view - Max Hilz (Germany)
    • Suggested Speaker ICNMD - Michael Auer-Grumbach (Austria)
    • Discussion
    Talk C: Metabolic ANS disease (diabetes and liver)
    • The autonomic view: Roy Freeman (USA)
    • Suggested Speaker ICNMD: Paola Sandroni (USA)
    • Discussion
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Scientific Session: Diabetic neuropathies

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Eva Feldman (USA)
    Track: Neuropathy
    • 2017 ADA Position Statement on Diabetic Neuropathy: Does it change your practice? - Vera Bril (Canada)
    • Scientific Discovery Leads to Clinical Trials in Diabetic Neuropathy - James Russell (USA)
    • Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: A Management Centered Approach - Eva Feldman (USA)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Workshop: Advances in the treatment of immune mediated neuropathies (Joint ICNMD-PNS)

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
    Track: Neuropathy
    • Diagnosis and treatment of CIDP: lesson from the databases - Eduardo Nobile-Orazio (Italy)
    • Paraproteinemic neuropathies: when and how to treat - Jean-Marc Léger (France)
    • POEMS syndrome: from diagnosis to therapy - Michelle Mauermann (USA)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Workshop: Ultrasound in cranial nerves (Hands-On)

    Location: Berg, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Stefan Meng (Austria)
    Track: Cranial Nerves
    • Ultrasound in Cranial Nerves - Stefan Meng (Austria)
    • Clinical and microsurgical significance of cranial nerve visualization - Andres Rodriguez (Sweden)
    • High resolution MRI of cranial nerves - Jennifer Kollmer (Germany)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Scientific Session: Patient Voice

    Location: Klimt 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Kathy Oliver (UK)
    Track: Patient Issues
    • James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership in Neuro-Oncology (research priorities) - Kathy Oliver (UK)
    • Approach to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Richard Barohn (USA)
    • The Patient Voice in Myasthenia Gravis Trials- PCORI, CER, and more alphabet soup - Pushpa Narayanaswami (USA)
    • How can outcomes of clinical studies be translated for patients - Angela Genge (Canada)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Overarching Session: Dysphagia: a neglected field in neuromuscular diseases

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Zohar Argov (Israel)
    • Neuromuscular disorders with dysphagia: an outline - Marianne de Visser (Netherlands)
    • How to assess and manage dysphagia - Zohar Argov (Israel)
    • Ethical issues in dysphagia treatments - David Oliver (UK)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Scientific Session: From bench to bedside: inflammatory neuropathies (Joint ICNMD-PNS)

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
    Track: Neuropathy
    • Pathophysiology of the Node of Ranvier - Antonino Uncini (Italy)
    • New pathogenetic mechanisms underlying immune neuropathies - Hugh Willison (UK)
    • Antibodies to the node of Ranvier in CIDP: a new clue to therapy - Louis Querol (Spain)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop: Cachexia, myopathy and rehabilitation

    Location: Berg, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Wolfgang Grisold (Austria)
    Track: Cancer
    • Cachexia and late effects of cancer - Ioannis Gioulbasanis (Greece)
    • Sarcopenia - Alan Pestronk (USA)
    • Outline on myopathies / neuromuscular complications associated with cancer, incl. steroid myopathy - Anthony Amato (USA)
    • Cancer rehabilitation - TBD
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop: Paraprotein in neuropathies

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Andreas Steck (Switzerland)
    Track: Neuropathy
    • Spectrum of paraproteinemic neuropathies - Eduardo Nobile-Orazio (Italy)
    • Anti-MAG neuropathy: current and novel treatments - Andreas Steck (Switzerland)
    • Creating proper outcome measures - Ingemar Merkies (Netherlands)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    ENMC Symposium

    Location: Klimt 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): George Padberg (Netherlands), Baziel van Engelen (Netherlands)
    • Introduction about the ENMC - Ellen Sterrenburg (Netherlands)
    • Why opt for an ENMC workshop? - George Padberg (Netherlands) & Baziel van Engelen (Netherlands)
    • The impact of 25 years ENMC workshops - Raffaella Willmann (Switzerland)
    • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease at ENMC workshops - Mary Reilly (UK)
    • Translational research workshop - Kanneboyina Nagaraju (USA)
    • Management of ventilation problems in patients with neuromuscular conditions - Michel Toussaint (Belgium)
    • The position of neuromuscular patients in Shared Decision Making - Anna Ambrosini (Italy)
    • Questions and conclusion of the ENMC symposium- George Padberg (Netherlands)
  • 17:15 - 18:30

    Poster Session

    Location: Bruckner - Strauss & Klimt 2 - 3, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
    TBD

MondayJuly 09, 2018

  • 08:00 - 10:00

    Plenary Session (PL3): Motor Neurone Disease

    Location: Park Congress 1 - 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
    Track: Motor Neurone Disease
    • PL 3.1: Emerging therapies for Motor Neurone Diseases - Albert Ludolph (Germany)
    • PL 3.2: Clinical concept of ALS - Leonard Van den Berg (Netherlands)
    • PL 3.3: Ethical issues - David Oliver (UK)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) - New treatments

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Albert Ludolph (Germany)
    Track: Motor Neurone Disease
    • Overview – drug treatment for SMA - Janbernd Kirschner (Germany)
    • Treatments to improve survival of motor neurons - Albert Ludolph (Germany)
    • Splicing modification for SMA - Nathalie Goemans (Belgium)
    • Gene therapy for SMA - Arthur Burghes (USA)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: Imaging in Peripheral Nerve (new areas / new techniques)

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Stefan Meng (Austria)
    Track: Mononeuropathy
    • MR Neurography: New approaches and techniques for diagnosing mononeuropathies - Jennifer Kollmer (Germany)
    • New ultrasensitive Ultrasound methods - Stefan Meng (Austria)
    • OCT - Wolfgang Drexler (Austria)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: Pathogenesis of pain - The role of ion channels in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): David Bennett (UK)
    Track: Patient Issues
    • Changes in the nodal complex in painful neuropathy - Claudia Sommer (Germany)
    • The use of nerve excitability testing in understanding ion channel dysfunction in neuropathy - Matthew Kiernan (Australia)
    • Human pain channelopathies - David Bennett (UK)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Scientific Session: Care: Non-invasive ventilation and nutritional aspects

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Marianne de Visser (Netherlands)
    Track: Motor Neurone Disease
    • NIV and ALS - Marianne de Visser (Netherlands)
    • Nutrition and ALS - Esther Hobson (UK)
    • Nutrition NIV and cognition in ALS - Vincenzo Silani (Italy)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Scientific Session: Peripheral nerve tumors

    Location: Klimt 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Wolfgang Grisold (Austria)
    Track: Mononeuropathy
    • Neurofibromatosis - Katharina Wimmer (Austria)
    • Peripheral nerve tumors - Gelareh Zadeh (Canada)
    • Perineuroma - Michelle Mauermann (USA)
    • Cancer and peripheral nerves - Wolfgang Grisold (Austria)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Workshop: Peripheral nerve surgery & regeneration

    Location: Berg, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Thomas Hausner (Austria)
    Track: Mononeuropathy
    • Nerve fibre transfer versus nerve reconstruction - Robert Schmidhammer (Austria)
    • Nerve regeneration - Ahmet Hoke (USA)
    • Brain plasticity in nerve regeneration - Thomas Hausner (USA)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Scientific Session: Therapeutic landscape in MND

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Matthew Kiernan (Australia) , Alan Pestronk (USA)
    Track: Motor Neurone Disease
    • MND: Therapeutic landscapes - Matthew Kiernan (Australia)
    • Treatment Strategies for Hereditary ALS - Tim Miller (USA)
    • Diagnosis and Treatment of Motor neuropathies - Alan Pestronk (USA)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Overarching Session: Brain involvement in muscular disorders

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Zohar Argov (Austria) , Corrado Angelini (Italy)
    • Impact and evolution of cognitive impairment in muscular dystrophies - Corrado Angelini (Italy)
    • Brain imaging techniques for the neuromuscular patients - Nicola de Stefano (Italy)
    • The gap between cognitive assessment and brain imaging: lessons from DMD - Nathalie Doorenweerd (Netherlands)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop: Hereditary ATTR amyloidosis and treatment

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Davide Pareyson (Italy)
    Track: Neuropathy
    • How Transthyretin becomes toxic - Laura Obici (Italy)
    • Challenges in diagnosing and monitoring ATTR amyloidosis - Davide Pareyson (Italy)
    • The novel scenario of ATTR amyloidosis treatment - Teresa Coelho (Portugal)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop: Vitamin deficiencies

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Steven Lewis (USA)
    Track: Systemic Diseases
    • Vitamin deficiencies and neuropathy - Carrie Grouse (USA)
    • Mineral deficiencies and neuropathy - Steven Lewis (USA)
    • Vitamin and mineral toxicities and neuropathy - Nathan Staff (USA)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Scientific Session (Multi-Disciplinary): Distal SMA

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Wolfgang Löscher (Austria)
    Track: Motor Neurone Disease
    • Distal hereditary motor neuropathies (dHMN) - Mary Reilly (UK)
    • Distal Myopathies - Anthony Amato (USA)
    • Acquired distal motor syndromes - Matthew Kiernan (Australia)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop: Rehabilitation in ALS

    Location: Klimt 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Orla Hardiman (Ireland)
    Track: Motor Neurone Disease
    • Multidisciplinary Clinics- What is the evidence and how can we do better? - Leonard van den Berg (Netherlands)
    • Measurement of disease progression, Can we do better? - Orla Hardiman (Ireland)
    • Rehabilitation Interventions that change outcome in ALS/MND - TBD
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop: Neoplastic neuromuscular involvement

    Location: Berg, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Wolfgang Grisold (Austria)
    Track: Cancer
    • Cranial nerves - Wolfgang Grisold (Austria)
    • Peripheral nerve lymphoma - James Dyck (USA)
    • Cancer-associated Myositis - Yves Allenbach(France)
  • 17:15 - 18:30

    Poster Session

    Location: Bruckner - Strauss & Klimt 2 - 3, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
    TBD

TuesdayJuly 10, 2018

  • 08:00 - 10:00

    Plenary Session (PL4): Neuromuscular Junction

    Location: Park Congress 1 - 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): TBD
    Track: Neuromuscular Junction
    • PL 4.1: Physiology and structure - Steve Burden (USA)
    • PL 4.2: Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes - New genes and better treatments / antibodies - Kinji Ohno (Japan)
    • PL 4.3: Autoimmunity - Angela Vincent (UK)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: New therapies in myasthenia - clinical session

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Gil Wolfe (USA)
    Track: Neuromuscular Junction
    • Evolution of monoclonal Ab treatment approaches in MG - Ted Burns (USA)
    • Other novel treatment approaches: 3, 4 DAP, alpha fetoprotein, exercise - Anna Punga (Sweden)
    • Overview of treatment guidelines: going forward - Gil Wolfe (USA)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: Infectious neuropathies

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): John England (USA)
    Track: Systemic Diseases
    • Neurological complications of Zika virus - John England (USA)
    • Leprous neuropathies - Gerard Said (France)
    • Neuropathies in infectious diseases - Nazha Birouk (Morocco)
    • Infection related Neuromuscular disorders (Neuropathies and Myopathies) - Chandrashekhar Meshram (India)
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Scientific Session: History

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Sonja Horn (Austria)
    Track: History
    • The history of neuromuscular diseases and their treatment in Habsburg countries - Sonja Horn (Austria)
    • History on Myasthenia Gravis - Richard Barohn (USA)
    • Andalusian Neurology over 700 years - Raad Shakir (UK)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Scientific Session: Issues regarding thymectomy in myasthenia

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Richard Barohn (USA)
    Track: Neuromuscular Junction
    • Overview of thymectomy in MG - Richard Barohn (USA)
    • Randomized controlled trial of thymectomy: a deeper dive into data - Gil Wolfe (USA)
    • Pathology of the thymus gland in MG - Alexander Marx (Germany)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Workshop: Discussion on novel treatments and their mechanisms in different forms of NMJ disorders

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Markus Rüegg (Switzerland)
    Track: Neuromuscular Junction
    • Molecular mechanisms affecting neuromuscular junction development and maintenance - Markus Rüegg (Switzerland)
    • Salbutamol and Dok-7 as potential treatment options for neuromuscular disorders - David Beeson (UK)
    • Sympathetic innervation of the neuromuscular junction; possible explanation for the therapeutic effect of sympathicomimetics in NMDs? - Rüdiger Rudolf (Germany)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Workshop: Plectin & Plectinopathies: roots & perspectives

    Location: Berg, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Rolf Schröder (Germany) , Gerhard Wiche (Austria)
    Track: Muscle
    • Basics and what we are learning from mice - Gerhard Wiche (Austria)
    • Human plectin and clinical aspects - Rolf Schröder (Germany)
    • Plectin and mitochondria (mice and men) - Lilli Winter (Austria)
    • Plectin, cardiomyopathies, and therapeutic approaches (mice) - Oliver Müller (Germany)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Workshop: LGMD Symposium (Update in Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies: future perspectives)

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Corrado Angelini (Italy)
    Track: Muscle
    • The clinical phenotypes of calpainopathy - Andoni Urtizberea (France)
    • Muscle pathology of LGMD - Kristen Claeys (Belgium)
    • The advent of NGS in LGMD diagnosis - Vincenzo Nigro (Italy)
    • Perspectives in clinical trials of recessive and dominant LGMD - Corrado Angelini (Italy)
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Workshop: Miscellaneous diseases

    Location: Klimt 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Andreas Steck (Switzerland)
    Track: Systemic Diseases
    • Vasculitic Neuropathies (Rheumatoid Disorders) - Gerard Said (France)
    • Statin Neuropathies - Hadi Manji (UK)
    • MGUS associated peripheral neuropathy: diagnosis and treatment - Andreas Steck (Switzerland)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Scientific Session: Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS)

    Location: Park Congress 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): David Beeson (UK)
    Track: Neuromuscular Junction
    • Synaptic stability in CMS - David Beeson (UK)
    • Recent presynaptic CMS - Hanns Lochmüller (UK)
    • Clinical aspects of CMS - Hakan Cetin (Austria)
    • Treatment for CMS - Jacqueline Palace (UK)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop: Biomarkers in myasthenia gravis

    Location: Park Congress 2, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Nils Erik Gilhus (Norway)
    Track: Neuromuscular Junction
    • Autoantibodies in myasthenia gravis - Nils Erik Gilhus (Norway)
    • Micro-RNA as a biomarker in myasthenia gravis - Anna Punga (Sweden)
    • Thymus biomarkers and clinical relevance - Alexander Marx (Germany)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop (Multi-disciplinary): Muscle and nerve biopsies for neurologists

    Location: Park Congress 3 , Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Monika Hofer (UK) , Rolf Schröder (Germany)
    Track: Muscle
    • Muscle biopsies - Rolf Schröder (Germany) & Monika Hofer (UK)
    • Nerve biopsies - James Dyck (USA)
    • Skin biopsies - Giuseppe Lauria (Italy)
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Workshop: Aspects of diabetes

    Location: Klimt 1, Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, Austria
    Chair(s): Eva Feldman (USA)
    Track: Systemic Diseases
    • Diabetic cranial neuropathies - Tudor Lupescu (Romania)
    • Musculoskeletal Complications of Diabetes are Common and Underdiagnosed - Anna Grisold (Austria)
    • Atypical Neuropathies in Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management - Amanda Peltier (USA)
    • Treatment Induced and Inflammatory Neuropathies in Diabetes - Brian Callaghan (USA)

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