During the week of August 25-28, 2015, Nationwide Children's Hospital hosted its Fourth Annual Myology Course. Featuring faculty from Nationwide Children’s, The Ohio State University, and the NCH/OSU Muscle Group, the course is oriented toward MD and PhD trainees, with a goal of providing an up-to-date and expert survey of neuromuscular diseases. Expert faculty addressed clinical syndromes, mechanisms of pathogenesis, molecular therapeutics, and aspects of career development.
This is the only U.S. workshop of its kind, featuring a mix of basic and clinical science lectures, followed by specific training in either clinical treatment protocols or basic science laboratory techniques. The goal of these courses is to help trainees go beyond a basic understanding of muscle disease by gaining insights and experience from experts in the field. We ultimately want to help prepare the next generation of clinicians and translational researchers for successful research careers. Thanks to the generous support of the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, there was no cost for this course.