WMS 2021: Clinicians and researchers from the Institute mobilized for this new edition

From September 20 to 24, the 26th International Congress of the World Muscle Society (WMS), bringing together muscle experts from around the world, will highlight the work of numerous researchers and clinicians from the Institute of Myology. From basic research, through clinical trials, to therapeutic advances, no less than 32 communications (3 oral presentations and 29 posters in electronic format), of which the scientific experts of the Institute of Myology are authors or co-authors, have been selected for this WMS 2021 edition. 

Among the selected papers, three important oral presentations will be exhibited to the international community and 29 e-posters including one highlighted poster: 


Wednesday September 22, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m:

Jean-Yves Hogrel and Damien Bachasson will be moderators of the debate: “(Wo)Man or machine? Who should evaluate patients in clinical trials?” 

Speakers: Lindsay Alfano and Laurent Servais


Thursday September 23, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the “Clinical trial highlights” session:  

Oral presentation O.1 : ASPIRO gene therapy trial in X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM): update on preliminary efficacy and safety Finding
P.  Shieh; N. Kuntz; J. Dowling; W. Müller-Felber; A. Blaschek; C. Bönnemann; R. Foley; D. Saade; A. Sefarian; L. Servais; M. Lawlor; M. Noursalehi; S. Prasad; S. Rico; W. Miller


Thursday September 23, from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., in the “Clinical research” session:

Oral presentation O.7 : Prospective natural history of upper limb disease evolution in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
C. Lilien; H. Reyngoudt; A. Seferian; T. Gidaro; M. Annoussamy; V. Chê; V. Decostre; I. Ledoux; J. Le Louër; E. Guemas; F. Muntoni; J. Hogrel; P. Carlier; L. Servais

Oral presentation O.8 : Genotype-phenotype correlations in valosin containing protein disease: an international multicentric audit, the VCP International Study Group
M. Schiava; C. Ikenaga; T. Stojkovic; M. Caballero; I. Nishino; C. Paradas; A. Alonso-Jimenez; A. Kostera-Pruszczyk; F. Miralles Morell; J. De Bleecker; C. Domínguez-Gonzalez; G. Papadimas; K. Claeys; P. Laforet; A. Toscano; E. Pál; M. Farrugia; G. Tasca; C. Weihl; J. Diaz Manera


Thursday September 23, from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., in thePoster” session:

No less than 28 e-posters authored or co-authored by clinicians and researchers from the Institute of Myology have been selected for presentation.


See the complete list of posters and authors on the detailed program

Friday September 24, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., in the “Poster Highlights” session:

1 highlighted poster will be presented by Savine Vicart.


Friday September 24, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m .:

Gisèle Bonne will lead, together with Carsten Bönnemann, the Late Breaking News” session just before the prize presentation from 5 pm to 6 pm, which will close the congress. 


Find all the details of this virtual WMS2021 on the congress website