Certificate of Attendance

The WMS 2021 Virtual Congress has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 14 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). A per-day breakdown of credits is available below.

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that they actually spent in the educational activity.


Please note, delegates are entitled to request a CME certificate under the following conditions:

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

Accreditation by the EACCME® confers the right to place the following statement in all communication materials including the event website, the event programme and the certificate of attendance. The following statements must be used without revision:

“The WMS 2021 Virtual Congress, Virtual Congress, United Kingdom, 20/09/2021-24/09/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 14 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

EACCME® credits

Each participant can only receive the number of credits they are entitled to according to their actual participation at the event once they have completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20.

Educational Objectives

Attendees at the WMS Virtual Congress will come away having had many learning opportunities. The aims of the WMS, and therefore its annual congress, are:

a) to provide a multidisciplinary scientific forum to advance and disseminate knowledge in neuromuscular field for the benefit of patients.
b) to stimulate, encourage and help to develop programs for professionals working in the neuromuscular field
c) to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration
d) to provide opportunities for young investigators in the neuromuscular field
e) to promote the achievement of standards in clinical practice

This is all achieved through numerous E-poster discussion sessions throughout the programme where delegates at all stages of their career meet to discuss the latest science and research. Particular focus is placed on making sure the more senior attendees are very accessible to those starting out in their careers.

The virtual networking events are designed to be successful to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration.

Target Audience

This is the premier annual congress on neuromuscular disorders, attended by established and young physicians, researchers, therapists, geneticists and neuropathologists from all over the world. The congress also embraces the pharmacists from the industry and incorporates their latest developments into specific aspects of the congress programme. All healthcare professional interested in the neuromuscular field, including the different disciplines involved in the study of neuromuscular disorders and the management of patients with these disorders, are welcomed to the world muscle society annual meeting.

Credit Breakdown

The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. Cf. Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20.

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Day Maximum Credits Breakdown 
20/09/2021 0 Please note that CME points are not available for the WMS Industry Day, 20th September 2021
21/09/2021 5.00 Teaching Course - Part 1: 2.5 credits
Teaching Course - Part 2: 2.5 credits
22/09/2021 3.00 Debate 1: 1 credit
Debate 2: 1 credit
Debate 3: 1 credit
23/09/2021 5.00 Clinical trial highlights – Selected oral presentations 1 (O.1-4): 1 credit
Clinical research - Selected oral presentations 2 (O.5-8): 1 credit
New genes, new techniques in neuromuscular disorders - Selected oral presentations 3 (O.9-12): 1 credit
Pre-clinical developments in neuromuscular disorders - Selected oral presentations 4 (O.13-16): 1 credit
Poster Sessions: 1 credit
24/09/2021 1.00 Poster Highlights (PH 1-6): 0.5 credits
Late Breaking News (LBO 1-3): 0.5 credits
Total Credits 14  


Disclosure and Resolution of Personal Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event.

Disclosure information for the WMS 2021 Committee is available on the Committee page. Disclosure information from faculty (invited speakers, moderators) is be available on request.

Industry Support Disclosure

This event is supported, in part, by funding from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organisations is made in the programme guide, on the event website, and with signage during the event.

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