Neuromuscular Disease

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Track: Special Interest Group
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Description:

Neuromuscular diseases are disabling disorders that can manifest with a spectrum of clinical features and severity at any time, from prenatal life to advanced adulthood.  Immune-mediated, genetic and toxic factors are the most common culprits. The understanding of pathomechanisms underlying each disease plays a crucial role in providing proper patient care and developing novel therapeutic strategies. This session will cover the most recent developments in the field of neuromuscular disorders with special focus on muscle disorders and defects of neuromuscular transmission.

Objective(s):

  • To learn about available biomarkers of autoimmune neuromuscular diseases and related clinical and scientific value and specificity.

  • To learn the spectrum of immune checkpoint inhibitors related neuromuscular manifestations.

  • To convey the latest cutting edge advancement on the understanding of congenital myopathies.

Speaker(s):

Congenital Myopathies: New Advances in Therapy Development


Immunologic Biomarkers in Autoimmune Neuromuscular Disease


Neuromuscular Immune Related Adverse Events of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapies: Towards Risk Mitigation and Targeted Therapies