6th National Neuromuscular Review Course

Friday, October 27, 2023 09:00toSaturday, October 28, 2023 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute 3801 University, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Dr. Nic Dupré of Laval University  and Dr. Karine Garneau of Université de Montréal and the members of our organizing committee are pleased to announce that the 6th National Neuromuscular Review Course will be held on October 27-28, 2022 at The Neuro. The course will take place in-person.

Who should attend

The review course is aimed at neurology residents and fellows from across Canada as well as at practicing community neurologists who are interested in a comprehensive review of the current principles and practices dealing with neuromuscular diseases.

Benefits of attending

This comprehensive review course may serve to fulfill part of the preparation requirements for trainees seeking to complete the Royal College Examinations in neurology and in related fields. We believe this program will assist all neurology residents in preparing for their examination. The course will bring community neurologists up to date on neuromuscular diseases so that ultimately they can improve the diagnosis and care of their patients.

Course topics

The course will present experts who will provide a state-of-the-art overview of topics such as motor neuron diseases, pediatrics, neuropathies, neuromuscular junction diseases and myopathies. The speakers will cover basic clinical concepts from diagnosis to therapeutics, from genomics to immunology. The program will include examination scenarios for those participants wishing to gain experience in examination situations.

Registration is available HERE at no cost for residents however required in order to attend. A fee of $250 is applied for neurologists. 


Registration is available HERE  at no cost for residents however required in order to attend. A fee of $250 is applied for neurologists.


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October 27


Muscular dystrophies

Myotonic dystrophies, FSHD, OPMD and most common LGMD

Jodie Warman Chardon, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Neurology), The Ottawa Hospital


Common pediatric neuromuscular disorders: part 1

Dystrophinopathies, congenital myopathies

Nicolas Chrestian, PhD, Centre de recherche du CHU de Quebec


Refreshment pause


Common pediatric neuromuscular disorders: part 2

Spinal muscular atrophy, inherited polyneuropathies

Hugh McMillan, PhD, Associate Professor, McGill University




Acquired myopathies

Inflammatory myopathies and toxic myopathies

Erin O’Ferrall, The Neuro, McGill University


Polyneuropathies, ganglionopathies and multiple mononeuropathies

General approach to Polyneuropathies, ganglionopathies and multiple mononeuropathies

Ramie Massie, The Neuro, McGill University


Refreshment pause


Myasthenia gravis

Diagnosis and treatment of myasthenia gravis

Michael W Nicolle


Neuromuscular junction disorders other than myasthenia gravis

Lambert-Eaton, botulism and other toxins, congenital myasthenia

Oliver Blanchard


Guest Lecture

Mazen Dimachkie, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center


Cocktail (onsite)

October 28


Metabolic myopathies and channelopathies

Pompe, McArdle, CPT2, non-dystrophic myotonic disorders and periodic paralysis

Cam-Tu Nguyen, CHU Sainte-Justine



Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of ALS + differential diagnosis

Geneviève Matte, Université de Montréal




AIDP, CIDP and their variants

Karine Garneau, Université de Montréal




Workshops (3 x 45 minutes)

a) Genetic cases: Bernard Brais

b) Muscle or nerve cases: Rami Massi

c) EMG cases: Karine Garneau


Closing remarks

Travel Awards

Travel awards for Neurology Residents are available on a first come, first served basis to provide some financial assistance to those traveling from within Canada and who have registered to attend the National Neuromuscular Course Review in Montreal. Residents in PGY 4-5 will be prioritized for travel grants.

A minimum travel distance from Montreal of 250 kilometers is required. Applications must be submitted by August 18, 2023 to travel award application . Only registered applicants will be considered. You will be notified of the status of your application by September 8, 2023.

Award amounts will be based on distance:

For Neurology residents travelling from outside the province of Québec, approved awards will be in the amount of $500.

For Neurology residents travelling from outside of Montreal, but within the province of Québec, approved awards will be in the amount of $300.

Facility Directions

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is at 3801 University Street, north of Pine Avenue West, on the McGill University campus opposite the former Royal Victoria Hospital.

Montreal is served by highway Routes 10, 15, 20 and 40, and by Greyhound Bus, ViaRail and the P-E-Trudeau airport. In the city, bus and metro service is provided by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).

Wheelchair access

A wheelchair accessible entrance is on University Street north of the main entrance. Another wheelchair accessible entrance is in the loading area behind the building: to enter the loading area, turn into the driveway south of the main entrance. Please note, there is no parking in the loading area.


Parking near the MNI is sometimes difficult. There are parking meters on University Street and a parking lot north of the main entrance. To enter the lot, turn right into the driveway toward Molson Stadium.

Information about parking fees

Taxi Stand

There is a taxi stand on University Street across from the main entrance. You may call a cab from the free taxi phone in the main lobby near the Security Desk.

Access by Public Transportation (STM website)


There are four bus stops within walking distance:

  • Bus 144 stops at Pine Avenue and University Street
  • Bus 356 stops at Sherbrooke Street and University Street (Nightbus)
  • Bus 107 stops at Pine Avenue and Docteur Penfield
  • Bus 24 stops at Sherbrooke Street and University Street


Take the Metro Green Line to the McGill station. Walk north on University Street and cross Pine Avenue. The main entrance is on the right, past the flags.

Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

  • Enter main lobby turn left and go down the hallway to the end.
  • Turn right and go down the second hallway until you see another hallway on the left.
  • This hallway leads to the Jeanne Timmins Foyer.
  • On your right are the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre entrance doors.


McGill University has an agreement for special rates with several downtown hotels.

Follow this link to view options: https://www.mcgill.ca/accommodations/mohp


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Deborah Rashcovsky, Events Lead

Neuro Events, The Neuro, McGill University

debbie.rashcovsky [at] mcgill.ca

Organizing Committee

Dr. Nic Dupré

Dr. Karine Garneau

Dr. Gabrielle Dufort

Deborah Rashcovsky, Events Lead, The Neuro


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