Queen Square Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases


Third UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference 2010

25th-26th March, New College Oxford

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This third annual conference showcased a wide range of high quality scientific neuromuscular research from many UK groups, international colleagues and industry partners. There were focussed sessions on RNA therapies in neuromuscular diseases, on the application of MRI in neuromuscular diseases and on the latest developments in treatments for acquired autoimmune neuromuscular diseases.


In addition, there was a collaborative session organised jointly by the MRC Centre and the Newcastle University Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality addressing molecular and therapeutic aspects of age-related neuromuscular diseases and sarcopenia.

Professor Angela Vincent delivered the first John Newsom Davis lecture in recognition of John's enormous contribution to translational research in neuromuscular diseases. We were also delighted to welcome Professor Chris Kennard who discussed translational research in the context of the MRC strategic plan.

We received over 90 high quality abstracts and there were dedicated poster sessions each day as well as guided poster discussions. Four £500 poster prizes were awarded to young investigators. All accepted abstracts were published in the journal Neuromuscular Disorders.