During the week of August 26-30, 2013, Nationwide Children's Hospital hosted its Second Annual Myology Course. Trainees from around the country visited Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University to attend the only dedicated myology training course of its kind offered in the United States. For five days, trainees attended lectures on clinical science, basic science and genetic approaches to muscle diseases. Each afternoon, laboratory-track trainees attended basic science lab training sessions, and clinical trainees took part in workshops related to clinical muscle disease. Expert faculty included members of The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children's Hospital Muscle Group.
“This course is designed to help prepare the next generation of clinicians and translational researchers in the field of muscle disease, and our hope is to make it an annual event,” said Kevin Flanigan, MD who organized the course along with Denis Guttridge, PhD, of The Ohio State University. “The program is designed not only to help trainees understand the diseases, but to gain insights and experience necessary to begin successful research careers,” he added.
The 2013 course was supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, with additional support from the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
For information on the 2014 Myology Course, please contact Kevin Flanigan at Kevin.Flanigan@NationwideChildrens.org.