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Newsletter #98 – November 2023

MYOLOGY 2024 - Final deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November

The website for the 8th edition of the international congress dedicated to neuromuscular science MYOLOGY 2024, to be held in Paris from 22 to 25 April 2024, is now open.

> Abstracts can be submitted on the website until midnight on Thursday 30 November 2023. > Submit an abstract

> Registration is also open at the “early bird” rate until 31 December 2023. > Register

> Further details on MYOLOGY 2024

News from the Institute
12th French Pompe Disease Day on November 9 at the Institute The Institute of Myology hosted the 12th French Pompe Disease Day, which brought together doctors, researchers and patient representatives to share the latest advances in research and knowledge. Read more

Institute researchers at the 4th International Imaging in Neuromuscular Disease Conference The main themes selected for the 2023 edition are: emerging imaging approaches, other imaging modalities, dynamic imaging and clinical research. Read more

22nd meeting of the French network of “Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophies and other nuclear envelope pathologies” on November 10 This one-day event will cover the various aspects of this group of disorders, from fundamental to clinical and therapeutic aspects. It is designed to encourage the exchange of different experiences relating to this theme. Read more

Our current scientific and clinical news
Mariko Okubo awarded at the WMS for the discovery of a potential new role for lamins Mariko Okubo, Pediatric Neurologist, was awarded the Léa Rose Prize at the WMS annual conference (3-7 October 2023 in Charleston, USA) for her work on gene therapy in laminopathies. Interview with Mariko Okubo, Anne Bertrand and Gisèle Bonne (« Myomatrix & Myonucleus Related Diseases: Genetics & Pathophysiology » team. Read more

Louise Benarroch wins Elsevier Runner Up Award at WMS 2023 Louise Benarroch is a post-doctoral researcher. Her latest work on the characterisation of a cellular model for muscle diseases was recently published, and was also presented at the 28th International Congress of the World Muscle Society (WMS, 3-7 October 2023 in Charleston, USA), where it was awarded the Elsevier Runner Up Prize. Interview with Louise Benarroch. Read more

The expertise of the NMR laboratory used to monitor the growth of a patient’s heart Benjamin Marty and Yves Fromes just published an article describing the longitudinal muscular (skeletal and cardiac) exploration of a patient with hypopituitary dwarfism treated by gradual hormone replacement in adulthood. Interview with Benjamin Marty. Read more

Right heart involvement in DMD is a poor prognostic factor A study of the respiratory and systolic functions of the right ventricle on Doppler echo in 90 young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), with a median age of 27.5 years and a median vital capacity of 10% of theoretical. Read more

First clinical results of a gene therapy for the treatment of FKRP-related LGMD The initial results of the ATA-100 gene therapy clinical trial for the treatment of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy linked to the FKRP gene (LGMD2I/R9) were presented at the ESGCT congress in Brussels on 27 October. Read more

Biology of T cells in neuromuscular diseases: the case of DMD and ALS This review, involving researchers from the Institute of Myology and its partner FIOCRUZ in Brazil, aims to analyse this phenomenon more closely in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Read more

An overview of the management of mitochondrial diseases in Europe To gain a better understanding of the needs in terms of diagnosis, management and training in primary mitochondrial myopathies in Europe, a survey was carried out among 220 healthcare professionals in 31 European countries. Its findings highlight persistent difficulties. Read more

The French experience of intolerance to ERT in certain patients with Pompe disease Hypersensitivity phenomena of various kinds occur in certain patients with late-onset Pompe disease receiving venous enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). The French consortium in charge of this myopathy, which includes clinicians from the Institut de Myologie, has compiled documented cases of intolerance to ERT using data from the French Pompe disease register. Read more

Myotubular muscular dystrophy: trial results show efficacy on respiratory and motor function, but challenges remain The results demonstrate a major therapeutic effect on the acquisition of motor and respiratory functions in children with MTM. After treatment, 16 of the 24 children treated were able to breathe without assistance, 20 to sit up, 12 to stand and 8 to walk without support. Severe side effects observed in 4 patients are currently under investigation. Read more

Next M&M's – Muscle Monday Seminar M&M’s – Muscle Monday Seminars are organized by the Myology Centre for Research, at the Institute of Myology. They are given by videoconference. In January, Fabio Pinna (Italy) is hosted by Sestina Falcone (BOND Group – Biotherapies for motor neuron disorders (ALS & SMA). Read more

More news on myology
MTM1 gene therapy effective in BIN1-related centronuclear myopathy A team from the IGBMC in Strasbourg published the validation of a new therapeutic strategy involving the overexpression of myotubularin 1 (MTM1) in a BIN1-linked centronuclear mouse model. Read more

NMD in developing countries: increasing genetic data from under-represented populations While most (86%) published genetic data on neuromuscular diseases comes from populations of European ancestry, the majority of affected families live in low- to middle-income countries. Read more

Inflammatory myopathies
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Myasthenia gravis
Myotonic dystrophies
Spinal muscular atrophy
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Congenital myopathies
Congenital muscular dystrophy
Muscular channelopathy
Muscular glycogenosis
Several muscular diseases
Basic research and other disorders
Other news
SAVE THE DATE 20-24 Feb 2024 - 7th EURO-NMD Annual Meeting - Paris, France - Read more

14-16 Mar 2024 - 4th International Congress on Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Ghent, Belgium - Read more

9-13 Apr 2024 - IDMC-14 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Read more

29 June 2024 - 2 Juillet 2024 - 10th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology - Helsinki, Finland - Read more

DOCUMENTATION Advances in congenital myopathies Read more

EURO-NMD WEBINARS Upcoming EURO-NMD webinars will take place on 4 Jan. 2024 : Dr. Jens Reimann (Germany) "Cognitive symptoms in myopathies" ; on 11 Jan. : Dr. Maxwell Damian (UK) "Respiratory insufficiency in Neuromuscular Diseases" ; on 18 Jan : Prof. Antonio Toscano (Italie) "Rhabdomyolysis" ; le 25 janvier : Prof Bjarne Udd (Finlande) - Read more

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