Annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital/OSU Myology Course

Published on Tue, 04/23/2019

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University have operated a 5-day myology training course for the last seven years. The course includes common lectures in the mornings and separate clinical and laboratory tracks in the afternoons. MDF staff have participated as course lecturers in the past and attest to the value of the course. Trainees accepted for the course pay only for travel and some meals, as there is no cost for the course itself or for local lodging. Attendance is capped at 60 (30 in each track), so those interested need to register quickly.

A slightly shortened version of the course announcement from Dr. Kevin Flanigan is provided here.

“I would like to invite you to send your trainees to the eighth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Ohio State University Myology Course, to be held at Nationwide Children's Hospital from Monday, August 26th through Friday, August 30, 2019. The goal of this course is to provide trainees with an up-to-date and expert survey of neuromuscular diseases. The expert faculty will address clinical syndromes, mechanisms of pathogenesis, molecular therapeutics, and aspects of career development.

“The course is available to both pre-and post-clinical trainees, and both clinical- and laboratory-based trainees are welcome. We have structured the course so that both groups will be together for morning lectures.

“The Clinical Track is primarily directed at clinical fellows (in Neuromuscular Disease; Genetics; Electrophysiology; Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; etc.), although other specialties and levels of training will be considered.

“Trainees in the Laboratory Track will have electives to choose from for the afternoon lab courses.

“The course is sponsored by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Register at In order to register for this course, the trainee must (1) fill out the form at the link, and (2) submit a CV or biosketch to I will confirm their eligibility for the course. Their registration will not be complete until they receive confirmation from me of their acceptance.”