Teaching Course

The Pre-Congress Teaching Course will take place virtually on 21st September 2021. Please access the virtual platform and once you have entered the virtual congress lobby find your way to the Live Auditorium where you will find the lectures on the day. If you are viewing ‘on demand’ after this, then the content will be in the ‘Scientific Programme and On Demand’ menu.

The 1-day course programme can be found below. Please note, all times stated in the programme are in British Summer Time (BST).

The vast majority of the scientific content and exhibition booths will be available on demand for a period of 3 months after the meeting ends for registered participants only (until midnight GMT on Friday 24 December 2021), unless speakers/presenters/exhibitors have requested their content/recording be removed 2 weeks post-congress. Most of the content will be available via the WMS website https://www.worldmusclesociety.org/ for WMS members to access at a future date.
The Pre-Congress Teaching Course content will move to the WMS Website for WMS members to access after the end of October 2021.

Pre-Congress Teaching Course Programme Meet the Faculty

Course registration fees

  Early Bird Fees
(until 12 March 2021, midnight UK time)
Regular Fees
(from 13 March 2021)
WMS Member*
(incl. student and industry)






The above registration fees are stated in GBP and are VAT exempt.
*this refers to an active 2021 society membership held by the delegate; please note WMS membership will be verified 

Register Here

You can book your course attendance during your Congress registration. Only delegates who have pre-booked the course will be given access to this material during the Congress week.


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 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 recognize 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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