Queen Square Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases


UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference 2020

*Registration now open*

13th UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference, 22 and 23rd April 2020

Designed to engage neuromuscular clinicians and scientists, this conference showcases the best and latest developments in neuromuscular science, and highlights their translation into patient benefit.

Conference lecture theatre photo

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, WC1N 1EH

Link to google maps

Confirmed speakers to date:

Intrathecal AAV for Giant Axonal Neuropathy: lessons learned Carsten Bönnemann, M.D.  / Somatic CTG repeat expansion in myotonic dystrophy: dynamics, consequences and therapeutic opportunities Professor Darren Monckton / New therapeutic Developments in ALS  Professor Chris Shaw / The origin of mtDNA mutations: implications for neuromuscular diseases  Prof Patrick Chinnery, Cambridge University / Developing gene therapies for inherited demyelinating neuropathies Prof. Kleopas A. Kleopa / Genetics of Painful neuropathies   Professor David Bennett  / Spinal Muscular Atrophy Prof Laurent Servais, Oxford University / ImagingDMD long-term natural history study in DMD  Dr Rebecca Willcocks  / Using machine learning for supporting diagnostic MR imaging in NMD Dr Jordi Díaz Manera

plus: early career researcher platform presentations, and more to be announced....



Online - click here to register

Early bird full registration: £280

Draft Programme:



Accommodation should be booked separately. There are a number of hotels and accommodation options available



We have some fantastic opportunities for sponsorship of this event.

Interested potential sponsors please contact Nura Makki  N.Makki@musculardystrophyuk.org cc cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Call for abstracts:

By submitting your abstract you are confirming that, if your abstract is accepted, you will register for and will attend the conference on both days and display your poster on whichever day you are allocated

Abstracts must be emailed to cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 14th January 2020 5pm UK time (there will no extensions, due to a print deadline)


You must specify which of the below categories your abstract belongs to:

1.             Motor nerve disorders

2.             Neuromuscular junction disorders and channelopathies

3.             Dystrophy (pre-clinical)

4.             Dystrophy (clinical)

5.             Mitochondrial disease

6.             Peripheral neuropathy

7.             Other diseases (including muscle) and Diagnostics

Abstract structure:

Format: MS Word

Font: Verdana, 10 pt

Length: 350 words maximum, excluding affiliations

Text alignment: left

The abstract should be structured as follows:

Title: (in bold)

Authors: *

Affiliations: (in italics)



Methods or Patients or Materials:



*The presenting author’s name should be in bold and underlined on the abstract

Please provide the (work) email address of the presenting author