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The Institute of Myology teams are mobilising to tackle COVID-19!

    Our health professionals and researchers, who are on the frontline at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, are mobilising to help patients. All the health professionals and care practitioners in the Neuro-Myology Department have met to identify, as a priority, the most fragile neuromuscular patients in order to ensure their continued care and follow-up … [Read more]

Recovering autonomy is a key advantage of home-based immunoglobulin therapy in patients with myositis: A qualitative research study

Immunoglobulins are 2nd or 3rd-line treatments in dermatomyositis (DM) or polymyositis (PM) refractory to high-dose corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. Immunoglobulins (2 g/kg/mo) are usually administered intravenously (IVIg) once a month and the patients stay at hospital for a few days. Recently, subcutaneous injections (SCIg) were proposed 2 to 3 times per week, in some dysimmune diseases. SCIg … [Read more]

ERN EURO-NMD bursary scheme

The next round of bursary applications is now open, two grants of 500 € each to attend a scientific meeting in the neuromuscular field are available. This scheme, which is to ensure equity of care for patients with rare neuromuscular diseases across Europe, aims to boost Training and Continuous Education Programmes. The bursary scheme is … [Read more]

Institute seminar – 16 March – Hélène Duez, PhD (France) – POSTPONED

This seminar is postponed.   Role of the circadian biological clock in muscle physiology Monday 16 March 2020 – 12:00-13:00 Hélène Duez, PhD (Univ. Lille, Inserm, CHU Lille, Institut Pasteur de Lille, U1011- EGID, F-59000 Lille, France) Hosted by : Gisèle Bonne   Institute of Myology auditorium Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière Building Babinski Entrance 82 … [Read more]

Development of MyoQuad to evaluate quadriceps strength – Interview with J.-Y. Hogrel

Jean-Yves Hogrel, Head of the Physiology and Neuromuscular Evaluation Laboratory, Damien Bachasson of the same laboratory, and Olivier Benveniste of the Inflammatory Muscle and Innovative Therapies team at the Myology Research Centre, have just published an article* relating to the validation of the MyoQuad device among patients with inclusion body myositis, a tool created and … [Read more]

The Institute of Myology is recruiting a Helpdesk Assistant (M/F)

Located in Paris at the heart of the largest European hospital, Pitié-Salpêtrière, the Institute of Myology was created in 1996 by AFM-Telethon, a patient’s organization. The Institute of Myology coordinates, around the patient, medical care, basic research, applied research, clinical research and teaching. The main objective of the post is to promote and provide helpdesk … [Read more]

Institute seminar – 20 April – Corinne Albiges Rizo, PhD (Italy)

Control of cell mechanics by cell adhesion dynamics Monday 20 April 2020 – 12:00-13:00 Corinne Albiges Rizo, PhD (Dynamique des Systèmes d’adhérence et différenciation, Université de Grenoble, France) Hosted by : Catherine Coirault   Institute of Myology auditorium Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière Building Babinski Entrance 82 bd Vincent Auriol metro Chevaleret   Understanding how cells … [Read more]

Institute seminar cancellation – 28 Feb. – Davide Gabellini, PhD (Italy)

Seminar cancellation   FSHD muscular dystrophy molecular pathogenesis and therapeutic perspectives Friday, 28 February 2020 – 11:00-12:00 Davide Gabellini, PhD (Head of Unit, Division of Genetics and Cell Biology, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano, Italy) Host : Sestina Falcone   Institute of Myology auditorium Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière Building Babinski Entrance 82 bd Vincent Auriol … [Read more]

Institute seminar – 25 Feb. – Francesco Roselli, MD, PhD (Germany)

Synaptic mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Tuesday 25 February 2020 – 12:00-13:30 Francesco Roselli, MD, PhD (Dept. of Neurology, Ulm University, and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)-Ulm, Germany) Hosted by : Maria-Grazia Biferi   Institute of Myology auditorium Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière Building Babinski Entrance 82 bd Vincent Auriol metro … [Read more]

The Institute of Myology is recruiting a Grant office manager (M/F)

Located in Paris at the heart of Europe’s largest hospital centre, the Pitié-Salpêtrière, the Institute of Myology was founded in 1996 at the instigation of an association of patients and patients’ parents, the AFM-Téléthon. Its objective: to promote the existence, recognition and development of myology as a clinical and scientific discipline in its own right. … [Read more]