Certificate of Attendance

The WMS 2022 Pre-Congress Teaching Course and Congress has been educationally approved by Dalhousie University Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education. As an accredited provider, Dalhousie University, CPD, designates this continuing professional development activity for up to 36.5 credit hours as an accredited group learning Section 1 activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at http://www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Dalhousie CPD accredits/certifies programs on behalf of the RCPSC and the CFPC. For our European attendees, we would like to inform you that a recognition agreement between RCPSC and EACCME® is in place. According to this, the participants who will obtain accreditation certificates in Canada will be able to submit these to their respective national accreditation authority for conversion into national credits.

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that they actually spent in the educational activity.

 Please note, delegates are entitled to request a CME certificate under the following conditions:

Educational Objectives

Attendees at the WMS Congress will come away having had many learning opportunities. The aims of the WMS, and therefore its annual congress, are:

a) to provide a multidisciplinary scientific forum to advance and disseminate knowledge in neuromuscular field for the benefit of patients.
b) to stimulate, encourage and help to develop programs for professionals working in the neuromuscular field
c) to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration
d) to provide opportunities for young investigators in the neuromuscular field
e) to promote the achievement of standards in clinical practice

This is all achieved through numerous E-poster discussion sessions throughout the programme where delegates at all stages of their career meet to discuss the latest science and research. Particular focus is placed on making sure the more senior attendees are very accessible to those starting out in their careers.

The networking events are designed to be successful to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration.

After attending the event, participants will be able to demonstrate a greater understanding and knowledge in the neuromuscular field for the benefit of patients
After attending the event, participants will have had many opportunities and been encouraged to form multidisciplinary collaborations.
After attending the event, young investigators in the field, will have had access to more senior investigators for active learning and discussions.

Target Audience

This is the premier annual congress on neuromuscular disorders, attended by established and young physicians, researchers, therapists, geneticists and neuropathologists from all over the world. The congress also embraces the pharmacists from the industry and incorporates their latest developments into specific aspects of the congress programme. All healthcare professional interested in the neuromuscular field, including the different disciplines involved in the study of neuromuscular disorders and the management of patients with these disorders, are welcomed to the world muscle society annual meeting.

Disclosure and Resolution of Personal Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants will be asked on the evaluation to assess the objectivity and independence of the event.

All scientific planning committee members, speakers, moderators, facilitators and authors must complete the Declaration of Conflict of Interest form. Instructions on how to complete the form can be found here. 

Disclosure information for the WMS 2022 Committee will be available on the Committee page. Disclosure information from faculty (invited speakers, moderators) will be available on request.

Industry Support Disclosure

This event is supported, in part, by funding from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organisations is made in the programme guide, on the event website, and with signage during the event.

For questions or issues, please contact us at [email protected]


Credit Breakdown per Activity


Breakdown  Credits
Sunday, October 09, 2022 (Pre-Congress Teaching Course – separate registration required) 4.75
Principals how to assess neuromuscular patients 1.00
Systematic overview of patients presenting with “floppy infant” syndrome with neuromuscular weakness 0.75
Principles of muscle pathology 0.75
Principles of neuromuscular genetics 0.75
Acquired neuropathies: clinical considerations, diagnostic approach, and treatment (including live ENMG demonstration) 1.50
Monday, October 10, 2022 (Pre-Congress Teaching Course – separate registration required) 8
Diagnostic Muscle Ultrasound 0.75
Muscle imaging in neuromuscular diseases 0.75
Limb girdle muscle weakness 0.75
Non-Dystrophic Myopathies 0.75
The Myasthenias: Diagnosing disorders of the Neuromuscular junction 0.75
Pathological features of autoimmune myositis 0.75
Metabolic myopathies and rhabdomyolysis 0.75
Case presentations by course participants 2.75
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (Pre-Congress Teaching Course – separate registration required) 3.75
Therapeutic advances in rare neuromuscular diseases 0.75
A practical approach to the examination 0.75
Examination of live patients 1.50
The Ultimate Muscle & Nerve Quiz & end of course 0.75
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6.5
Invited lectures (I.01-02) & Selected oral presentations (O.01-02) 1.50
Invited lectures (I.03-04) & Selected oral presentations (O.03-06) 2.00
Poster session 1 1.50
Poster session 2 1.50
Thursday, October 13, 2022 3.5
Invited lectures (I.05-06) & Selected oral presentations (O.07-08) 1.50
Invited lectures (I.07-08) & Selected oral presentations (O.09-12) 2.00
Friday, October 14, 2022 7
Invited lectures (I.09-10) & Selected oral presentations (O.13-14) 1.50
Invited lectures (I.11-12) & Selected oral presentations (O.15-18) 2.00
Poster session 3 1.50
Debate Clinical trials 1.00
Poster session 4 1.00
Saturday, October 15, 2022 3
Keynote Lecture 0.50
Poster Highlights 1.50
Late Breaking News & Prize Giving 1.00
Total Credits 36.5








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