Plenary Sessions

The 2020 AANEM Virtual Annual Meeting Plenary Topic is "Emergent Therapies in Neuromuscular Diseases."


John W. Day, MD, PhD - Olney Lecture
Lecture Topic: Art, Science, and Engineering of Outcome Measures for Neuromuscular Disease

  • Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics Director, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, Standford University
  • Wednesday, October 7, 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm


Charlotte J. Sumner, MD
Lecture Topic: The Success and Challenges of Gene Targeted Therapeutics in SMA

  • Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Thursday, October 8, 8:30 am - 9:15 am


Craig M. McDonald, MD
Lecture Topic: Novel Precision Therapeutics and Exercise Mimetics in Dystrophinopathy

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Director of MDA, NM Disease Clinics UC Davis
  • Thursday, October 8, 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm


Luis Querol, MD, PhD
Lecture Topic: Antibodies in Inflammatory Neuropathies: What to Test, How to Test, Why to Test

  • NM Diseases Unit - Hospital de la Santa Creu, Sant Paul - Barcelona, Spain
  • Attending Neurologist
  • Friday, October 9, 8:30 am - 9:15 am


Gil I. Wolfe, MD - Reiner Lecture
Lecture Topic: Therapeutic Landscape and Novel Therapies for Myasthenia Gravis

  • University at Buffalo Department of Neurology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Professor and Chairman, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair of Neurology
  • Friday, October 9, 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm


Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc
Lecture Topic: ALS Therapeutics: New Treatments and New Approaches

  • Chief, Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Director, Sean MI Healy & AMG Center for ALS
  • Director, Neurological Clinical Research Institute
  • Saturday, October 10, 8:30 am - 9:15 am


Carolina Barnett-Tapia, MD, PhD - Surinderjit Singh Young Lectureship Award
Lecture Topic: Assessing New Health Technologies/Treatments

  • Assistant Professor, Neurology Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Physician - Active Staff, Division of Neurology, University Health Network
  • Assistant Professor, Institute Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Saturday, October 10, 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Check out the full AANEM 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting schedule here!

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