The first ever Neuromuscular Summer Course held in Budapest at Semmelweis University and endorsed by the EAN on May 29-30 2019 was a great success. With 25 presentations and case studies and well over a 100 attendees from 13 countries the event fulfilled its professional and educational purposes, presenting a unique opprtunity to share knowledge transnationally.
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.
The mission of this Neuromuscular Summer Course was 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. The Neuromuscular Summer Course summarized for the general neurologists both the basic symptomatology of neuromuscular disorders and the newest research of the field, introduced the novel diagnostic opportunities, and gave overview about the present therapeutic options and running clinical trials.
In attendance the Summer Course welcomed neurologists, child neurologists, clinical geneticist, neurophysiologists, academic researchers, medical practitioners, and molecular biologists, who were interested in this sub-discipline.
The best internationally-recognized NMD disease experts from the EAN Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction Scientific Panel (Viktoria Kenina, Maria Judit Molnar, Anna.Kostera-Pruszczyk, Angelo Schenone, Benedikt Schoser, Antonio Toscano, and Marianne de Visser) and Neuropathy Scientific Panel (Peter Van den Bergh) together with the local faculty (Zsuzsanna Aranyi, Judit Boczan, Peter Diószeghy, Endre Pal) shared their experience and knowledge.
The event took place in Budapest (Hungary), at the Basic Medical Science Centre – Semmelweis University. It offered a fabulous environment for high quality, professional meetings.