Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host its Fifth Annual Myology Course in 2016. Featuring faculty from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 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. The expert faculty will address 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.
Both clinical- and laboratory-based trainees are welcome. We have structured the course so that both groups will be together for morning lectures. In the afternoon, clinical trainees will receive training in more specifically clinical activities, and laboratory trainees will take part in wet-lab activities. At the end of each day, the groups will join up for a keynote lecture.
Thanks to the anticipated generous support of the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, there is no cost for this course and hotel accommodations are also included. Trainees will be responsible for airfare to Columbus. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day, but dinner will only be provided on Thursday night.