Pre-Congress Teaching Course

The Pre-Congress Teaching Course will take place on 9th-11th October 2022.

On behalf of the World Muscle Society and the local organising committee, we invite you to attend the WMS Pre-Congress Teaching Course on 9th-11th October 2022 at the Halifax Convention Centre, Halifax, Canada. This teaching course will be delivered and attended by established and young physicians, researchers, therapists, and neuropathologists from all over the world. 

After two years of a virtual only teaching course, we are excited to transform this teaching course to a modern hybrid format. You will have the opportunity to learn about the modern approach and developments in myology during the 2 and a half days of in-person course learning which will be also be streamed for online only attendees. Please note that the sessions involving live patients will not be live streamed for virtual delegates nor available on demand through the virtual platform.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Halifax!
On behalf of the WMS Teaching Course Faculty

Benedikt Schoser
WMS Pre-Congress Teaching Course Chair

View the Pre-Congress Teaching Course Programme

Click here for individual registration

Meet the Course Faculty - available soon


Teaching Course Registration Fees

  In-Person** Virtual Only In-Person** Virtual Only
  Early Bird Fees: Available until 10 June 2022, midnight UK time Regular Fees: Available from 11 June 2022
WMS Member* £100 £50 + VAT £125 £60 + VAT
Non-member £200 £100 + VAT £250 £125 + VAT
WMS Student member* £50 £5 + VAT £60 £10 + VAT
Student non-member £100 £50 + VAT £125 £60 + VAT

The above registration fees are stated in GBP and where VAT is applicable it is at 20%
Industry tickets are not available for the course.
*this refers to an active 2022 society membership held by the delegate; please note WMS membership details will be requested during the registration process and will be verified 
**Proof of full vaccination required

In-Person Pre-Congress Teaching Course Registration Includes: Virtual Pre-Congress Teaching Course Registration Includes:
  • Access to all course sessions
  • Networking breaks
  • Access to course presentations via the congress app and virtual platform
  • Certificate of attendance
  • CME certificate
  • Access to all course sessions
  • Access to course presentations via the congress app and virtual platform
  • Certificate of attendance
  • CME certificate

Teaching objective

To improve the diagnostic competence of professionals dealing with patients with neuromuscular diseases.

Target audience

Medical specialists (paediatricians, neurologists, paediatric neurologists, geneticists, neuropathologists) and medical specialists in training, and other non-industry attendees of the WMS congress.

Course description

The emphasis of this course will be on the clinical approach of patients who present with symptoms of a neuromuscular disease. The course will start with an introduction part, followed by 10 educational case presentations covering most common neuromuscular phenotypes.

There will be the opportunity to discuss the integrated diagnostic approach to patients shown on video, to look at muscle MRI imaging, neurophysiology, or muscle biopsies.

Upon completion, participants should be able to better recognise a number of important neuromuscular presentations; incorporate up-to-date diagnostic approaches to the patient suspected of a neuromuscular disease; consider the differential diagnosis; apply appropriate tests.

If you have any questions regarding the Pre-Congress Teaching Course please contact Clare Beach, WMS Secretariat [email protected]


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