Pre-Congress Teaching Course

The Pre-Congress Teaching Course will take place on 7-8th October 2024.

On behalf of the World Muscle Society and the local organising committee, we invite you to attend the WMS Pre-Congress Teaching Course on 7-8th October 2024. This teaching course will be delivered and attended by established and young physicians, researchers, therapists, and neuropathologists from all over the world. 

In 2022, we introduced the Pre-Congress Teaching Course in a hybrid format for the first time in Halifax, Canada. Although it was a new experience for the WMS, we were pleased with the results. Building on this success, we maintained the hybrid format for the 2023 course in Charleston, USA, which proved to be another resounding success.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the modern approach and developments in myology during the 1.5 days of in-person course learning which will also be streamed for online-only attendees. Please note that only the sessions on Monday will be live-streamed for virtual delegates. This is because Tuesday's sessions will involve live patients so will not be live-streamed for virtual delegates nor available on demand through the virtual platform.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Prague!
On behalf of the WMS Teaching Course Faculty

Benedikt Schoser
WMS Pre-Congress Teaching Course Chair

Case Presentations

Course participants are invited to submit their case presentations (difficult, unusual, or unsolved cases) for discussion on Monday 7th October. Please prepare a maximum of 5 PowerPoint slides, with a maximum of 10 minutes total presentation time and send them to Sue Munro [email protected] by Wednesday 2nd October 2024.

View the Pre-Congress Teaching Course Programme  

Click here for individual registration

Meet the Course Faculty

Please note, that all times stated in the programme are in Local Prague, Czechia (Central European Time (CET) time.


The venue for the course will be The Prague Congress Centre (Club Rooms D+E). Please plan to check-in and collect your name badge at the registration desk which will be located in the Foyer. Details of the Venue and how to get there can be found here.

Pre-Congress Teaching Course Registration Fees

  In-Person Virtual Only In-Person Virtual Only
  Early Bird Fees: Available until 5 June 2024, midnight BST Regular Fees: Available from 6 June 2024
WMS Member* £100 £50 £125 £60
Non-member £225 £100 £270 £125
WMS Student member* £50 £5 £60 £10
Student non-member £100 £50 £125 £60

*This refers to an active 2024 society membership held by the delegate at the time of registration and Congress; please note that WMS membership details will be requested during the registration process and will be verified.
Industry tickets are not available for the course.
The above registration fees are stated in GBP and include VAT. Virtual tickets have 20% UK VAT added and In-Person tickets include 21% Czech VAT.

In-Person Pre-Congress Teaching Course Registration Includes: Virtual Pre-Congress Teaching Course Registration Includes:
  • Access to all course sessions
  • Networking breaks
  • Access to course presentations via the Congress app and virtual platform
  • Certificate of attendance
  • CME certificate
  • Access to all course sessions
  • Access to course presentations via the Congress app and virtual platform
  • Certificate of attendance
  • CME certificate

Teaching objective

To improve the diagnostic competence of professionals dealing with patients with neuromuscular diseases.

Target audience

Medical specialists (paediatricians, neurologists, paediatric neurologists, geneticists, neuropathologists) and medical specialists in training, and other non-industry attendees of the WMS Congress.

Course description

The emphasis of this course will be on the clinical approach of patients who present with symptoms of a neuromuscular disease. The course will start with an introduction part, followed by 10 educational case presentations covering the most common neuromuscular phenotypes.

There will be the opportunity to discuss the integrated diagnostic approach to patients shown on video, to look at muscle MRI imaging, neurophysiology, or muscle biopsies.

Upon completion, participants should be able to better recognise a number of important neuromuscular presentations; incorporate up-to-date diagnostic approaches to the patient suspected of a neuromuscular disease; consider the differential diagnosis; apply appropriate tests.

If you have any questions regarding the Pre-Congress Teaching Course please contact Clare Beach, WMS Secretariat [email protected]

Click HERE to view the Conflict of Interest Declaration of the Pre-Congress Teaching Course Chair


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