During the week of September 10th, trainees from around the country visited Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University to attend the first-ever myology course offered in the United States. Trainees attended workshops ranging from basic science to cutting-edge therapies, and clinical and genetic approaches of muscle diseases.
“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 course is supported by the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.