Scientific Sessions Overview

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

ICNMD 2018 Scientific Program

Below will be the covered sessions and topics during ICNMD 2018.
Detailed program information can be found here:  SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Click Here to Download the Final Program PDF

Plenary Sessions

  • Muscle
    • Pathomechanisms
    • Inflammatory mechanisms
    • Genetics / Epigenetics
  • Neuropathy – Advances in Peripheral Neuropathy (Joint ICNMD-PNS)
    • Inherited neuropathies: from genes to clinical phenotype
    • Immune mediated neuropathies: an expanding field of treatable neuropathies
    • Advances in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy
  • Motor Neurone
    • Emerging therapies for Motor Neurone Diseases
    • Clinical concept of ALS
    • Ethical issues
  • Neuromuscular Junction
    • Physiology and structure
    • Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes – New Genes and Better Treatments / Antibodies
    • Autoimmunity

Scientific Sessions

  • Muscle – New therapies
  • Muscle – New clinical entities
  • Neuropathy – From bench to bedside: inflammatory neuropathies (Joint ICNMD-PNS)
  • Neuropathy – From bench to bedside: inherited neuropathies (Joint ICNMD-PNS)
  • Neuropathy – Diabetic Neuropathies
  • Motor Neurone – Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – New Treatments
  • Motor Neurone – Care: Non-invasive ventilation and nutritional aspects
  • Motor Neurone – Therapeutic Landscape in MND
  • Motor Neurone – Distal SMA
  • Neuromuscular Junction – Issues regarding Thymectomy in Myasthenia
  • Neuromuscular Junction – New therapies in Myasthenia – Clinical Session
  • Neuromuscular Junction – Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS)
  • Autonomic (Joint ICMMD-EFAS)
  • Mononeuropathy – Imaging in Peripheral Nerve 
  • Mononeuropathy – Peripheral Nerve Tumors 
  • Cranial Nerves
  • Cancer – Basic principles of neuromuscular involvement in cancer
  • Systemic Diseases – Infectious Neuropathies
  • History
  • Nerve Regeneration
  • Patient Issues – Pathogenesis of pain
  • Patient Issues – The Patient Voice
  • Pediatric neuromyology
  • Virtual Session: leprosy and HIV

Workshops

  • Muscle – New diagnostic techniques/tools (Biomarkers, MGS or MRI)
  • Muscle – FSHD (Joint ICNMD-ENMC)
  • Muscle – Plectinopathy
  • Muscle – Update In Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies (LGMD): Future Perspectives
  • Neuropathy- Advances in the treatment of immune mediated neuropathies (Joint ICNMD-PNS)
  • Neuropathy – Paraprotein in Neuropathies
  • Neuropathy – Amyloid Disorders and Treatment
  • Motor Neurone – Rehabilitation in ALS
  • Neuromuscular Junction – Biomarkers in myasthenia gravis
  • Neuromuscular Junction – Discussion on novel treatments and their mechanisms in different forms of NMJ disorders
  • Mononeuropathy – Peripheral Nerve Surgery & Regeneration
  • Mononeuropathy – Iatrogenic Nerve Lesions
  • Cranial Nerves – Ultrasound in Cranial Nerves
  • Cancer – Cachexia, myopathy and rehabilitation
  • Cancer – Paraneoplastic Neuromuscular Aspects
  • Cancer – Neoplastic Neuromuscular Involvement
  • Systemic Diseases – Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Systemic Diseases – Miscellaneous Diseases
  • Systemic Diseases – Aspects of Diabetes
  • Patient Issues – Palliative Care in NMD
  • Multi-Disciplinary – Morphology/Pathology on muscle / peripheral nerves / small fibres
  • Multi-Disciplinary – Muscle and Nerve Biopsies for Neurologists 

Teaching Courses

  • Muscle – HyperCKemia
  • Muscle – Clinical: from pattern recognition towards clinical diagnosis
  • Muscle – Understanding the drug development process for rare neuromuscular diseases
  • Neuropathy – New ways to diagnose and assess neuropathies (Joint ICNMD-PNS)
  • Neuropathy – Didactic TC on Genetic Neuropathies
  • Motor Neurone – Diagnostics and Treatment of ALS and MND
  • Neuromuscular Junction – “Basic” Course
    Neuromuscular structure, transmission and the diseases that affect it
  • Autonomic – Hand on training in cardio vascular autonomic diagnostics (EFAS only)
  • Mononeuropathy – Electrodiagnostic and sonographic evaluation of entrapment mononeuropathies: Standards, possibilities and limitations
  • Mononeuropathy – Nerve and Muscle Anatomy and Interventions 
  • Pediatric – Floppy infant syndrome: Clinical assessment and decisions

Hands-on Course

  • Peripheral nerves and muscle anatomy: click here for more information

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