Neurons, signal transduction, muscle cells – all’s well when these three components form a functional unit. Neuromuscular diseases are therefore the focus of numerous international scientists who are brought to Vienna by the LBI for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology: from 6. to 10. July 2018 the LBI together with the Austrian Society for Neurology acts as local organizer for the 15. International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases. After Nice (2014) and Toronto (2016) Vienna joins the line of congress locations where in the coming days leading scientists will meet for this important biannual event.
The program includes scientific sessions, plenary talks, courses, workshops and poster presentations, aiming to highlight a broad spectrum of neuromuscular diseases and present recent progress in research, diagnosis and treatment. Moreover, virtual conferences and courses are held and enough time is scheduled for the exchange of experience and ideas among the scientists.
”The expected aim of the Congress is that the attendees will gain an updated view on neuromuscular disorders and that the networking opportunities will increase their international experience and collaborations. The scientific and program committee have been invited from all continents around the world to enable this wide spectrum”, says congress president Prof. Wolfgang Grisold from the LBI in his welcome address.
The topics addressed in course of the congress are manifold: cutting-edge research fields such as neuroregeneration, muscular diseases, oncology as well as the peripheral nerve system are presented. Furthermore, patient-related topics such as treatment of pain or palliative care are brought into focus. Besides the all-encompassing program, intercontinental networking and knowledge exchange will definitely not be missed out.