Dear members of the World Muscle Society, dear friends and colleagues,

We were delighted to welcome you to the 27th International Hybrid Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society that took place 11th – 15th October 2022, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The congress venue was the Halifax Convention Centre at 1650 Argyle Street, in the heart of this Atlantic seaport. Presentations and e-posters are now available via our platform and app for delegates who wish to catch up virtually. We worked hard to ensure that the registration process was as flexible as possible as we all navigate these ever changing and uncertain times.

Halifax is famous for its Maritime hospitality, and it is a walkable city with vibrant historic streets and many museums. Halifax Stanfield International Airport has numerous daily connections to major cities across Canada and the USA, as well as several direct flights to Europe. 

The academic and clinical teams from the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto led by Jim Dowling and Jiri Vajsar, together with the Local Organising Committee and the WMS Programme Committee, were the hosts and organisers of this meeting. The 5-day meeting was an opportunity to catch up on the latest developments in neuromuscular diseases from around the world. 

Following the longstanding tradition of the WMS, the meeting was preceded by a teaching course, on 9-11th October 2022, at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. 

Contributions about new advances across the neuromuscular field were welcomed. The main thematic topics that were addressed in the plenary sessions were: 

Jim Dowling
Jim Dowling
Jiri Vajsar
Jiri Vajsar

1. New Developments in Congenital Muscle Disease 

2. Neuropathies and Non-5q Motor Neuron Disease

3. The Development of Therapeutic Approaches

We very much enjoyed welcoming you to Halifax! 

Jim Dowling and Jiri Vajsar
Congress Co-Chairs



The World Muscle Society is a dynamic community that aims to promote, disseminate, and share all aspects of neuromuscular physiology and diseases, from basic science to patient care. It encompasses a broad range of scientists and healthcare professionals who share the common interest for neuromuscular disorders.

WMS wishes to be inclusive and actively promotes diversity. Students and colleagues from low- and medium-income countries are not only welcomed at a very affordable fee, but they are also actively encouraged to make the most of the personal and career development opportunities that the WMS promotes.

WMS is conscious of its environmental responsibility and actively promotes ecological-friendly policies.

For more information about our Society please visit our website.


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