14th International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases
Sheraton Centre Toronto HotelToronto, CANADA Visit the Venue to read more
It gives me the greatest pleasure to invite you to join us at the next International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases to be held in Toronto from July 5 – 9, 2016. We are very excited to be hosting this important conference in Toronto as the Congress has been located in Europe for its meetings excepting the inaugural meeting in Vancouver in 2002. We hope to follow in the successful footsteps of the meetings in Vancouver, Istanbul, Naples and Nice. At the meeting in Nice in 2014, it was decided that the Congress would move to a two-year cycle instead of meeting every four years. At that meeting, Toronto won the bid to host the next International Congress in 2016.
We have developed robust committees: International, program and local organizing, that are populated by outstanding neuromuscular physicians. The program committee is planning a fabulous program ranging across the spectrum of neuromuscular disorders. We will have sessions on muscular dystrophies, other myopathies, myasthenia gravis, polyneuropathies, spinal cord disorders, and neurofibromatosis to name some of the major themes within the Congress. We will have updates on our understanding of the genetics, pathogenesis, evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. At the end of this Congress, we hope that attendees feel that they have garnered the most up-to-date information available in neuromuscular disorders.
The members of the local organizing committee are very proud to be hosting the ICNMD2016 and look forward to welcoming you to our city and country. Toronto and its environs are an amazing place to visit. Our multicultural city has many diverse neighborhoods of interest to visitors. Short distances away are wonderful attractions such as Niagara Falls. We also have easy access to the North Country for those who are interested in visiting the Canadian wilderness. The meeting promises to be highly rewarding on a social basis as well as on an intellectual basis.
Please mark in your calendars the dates of the ICNMD2016, July 5 – 9, 2016, so that you may join your colleagues in what we hope will be a fantastic meeting.
Dr. Vera Bril
Ellen & Martin Prosserman Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases
University Health Network
University of Toronto
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Sheraton’s downtown Toronto hotel is perfectly located near all of Toronto’s attractions and connected to the financial and entertainment districts by way of the PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services.
During your stay at the Sheraton, you can enjoy shopping, Mirvish Toronto theatres, world-class dining at downtown Toronto restaurants, and Toronto museums.
You can also stay refreshed and warm in the largest indoor/outdoor heated Toronto pool. Relax with the kids, and enjoy your stay poolside.
For more information on the venue, click here.
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, Canada M5H 3M9
Tel: +1 416-361-1000
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You should prepare the whole content of your abstract in an editor (Word, TextEdit,…). You can use all classic fonts because the text will automatically be formated when submitted. Some problems may appear due to incompatibility between Mac and PC. We strongly recommend that you don’t use any Greek letters but their plain counterparts: “Delta” instead of “Δ “, etc… (alpha, beta, gamma, micro, …).
IMPORTANT: The format of the text may include the following section (not added in the text): background, objective, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion.
The ICNMD 2016 Congress offers a tremendous opportunity to market to one of the largest international gatherings of researchers, clinicians and professionals in the field of Neuromuscular Diseases. Over 800 clinicians and scientists from around the world are expected to attend. Increase your visibility and organization’s profile by becoming a Sponsor and/or Exhibitor or by holding an Industry Supported Symposium at this outstanding and important Congress.
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