Pre-Congress Teaching Course

The Pre-Congress Teaching Course will take place on 2nd-3rd October 2023.

On behalf of the World Muscle Society and the local organising committee, we invite you to attend the WMS Pre-Congress Teaching Course on 2nd-3rd October 2023. This teaching course will be delivered and attended by established and young physicians, researchers, therapists, and neuropathologists from all over the world. 

After two years of a virtual only teaching course, we are excited to transform this teaching course to a modern hybrid format after the success of going hybrid in 2022. 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 be 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 Charleston!
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 2nd October. Please prepare a maximum of 5 PowerPoint slides, with a maximum of 10 minutes total presentation time and send them to Donna Wynne by Wednesday 27th September.

View the Pre-Congress Teaching Course Programme

Click here for individual registration

Meet the Course Faculty

Please note, all times stated in the programme are in Local Charleston, SC, USA (EST) time.


The Convention Center is located at 5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC. Please plan to check-in and collect your name badge at the registration desk which will be located in the Second Floor Foyer (see map). The second floor is accessible via a large stairwell at the entry or elevators slightly down the hall to the right of the main entrance. If you are staying in the Embassy Suites, there is a covered Skyway connector to the Second Floor Foyer via the 2nd floor of the hotel.


Please see the information here about shuttles to get you to the Pre-Congress Teaching Course each day.

Pre-Congress Teaching Course Registration Fees

  In-Person Virtual Only In-Person Virtual Only
  Early Bird Fees: Available until 12 June 2023, midnight UK time Regular Fees: Available from 13 June 2023
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


The above registration fees are stated in GBP and where VAT is applicable it is at 20%
Industry tickets are not available for the course.
*this refers to an active 2023 society membership held by the delegate at the time of registration and congress; please note WMS membership details will be requested during the registration process and will be verified 


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 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


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