Myology Course Archive

2012 Myology Course

This course helps prepare the next generation of clinicians and translational researchers in the field of muscle disease.

During the week of September 10, 2012, trainees from around the country visited Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University to attend the first dedicated myology training course offered in the United States.  For five days, trainees attended lectures on clinical, 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.  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 2012 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.

Download the 2012 Myology Course Schedule.

For information on the 2013 Myology Course, please contact Kevin Flanigan at Kevin.Flanigan@NationwideChildrens.org.

2013 Myology Course

This course helps prepare the next generation of clinicians and translational researchers in the field of muscle disease.

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.

Download the 2013 Myology Course Schedule.

For information on the 2014 Myology Course, please contact Kevin Flanigan at Kevin.Flanigan@NationwideChildrens.org.

2014 Myology Course

This course helps prepare the next generation of clinicians and translational researchers in the field of muscle disease.

During the week of August 25-29, 2014, Nationwide Children's Hospital hosted its Third 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. At the end of each day, the groups joined for a keynote lecture. Expert faculty included members of The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children's Hospital Muscle Group.

Thanks to the generous support of the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, there was no cost for this course or for lodging. 

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2015 Myology Course

This course helps prepare the next generation of clinicians and translational researchers in the field of muscle disease.

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.

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2016 Myology Course

This course helps prepare the next generation of clinicians and translational researchers in the field of muscle disease.

During the week of August 29 – September 2, 2016, Nationwide Children’s Hospital hosted its Fifth Annual Myology Course. Featuring faculty from Nationwide Children’s HospitalThe 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. Thanks to the generous support of the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, there was no cost for this course.

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2017 Myology Course

Nationwide Children’s Hospital hosted its Sixth Annual Myology Course August 28th - September 1st, 2017. 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.

To register for the 2017 Myology Course, click here.

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