Ottawa NMD 2017

Ottawa NMD 2017

4th Ottawa International Conference on Neuromuscular Disease and Biology
September 7-9 2017

Ottawa NMD 2017 Conference

The uOttawa Centre for Neuromuscular Disease is hosting the 4th Ottawa International Conference on Neuromuscular Disease and Biology on September 7-9, 2017.

The Ottawa NMD 2017 conference will offer an outstanding program emphasizing recent breakthroughs in basic and translational research and clinical discoveries in neuromuscular disease.

The Conference is structured for both basic researchers and clinicians/physicians and will feature internationally-recognized invited speakers highlighting advances in all aspects of NMD research, including new clinical diagnostic techniques, biology of disease pathogenesis, basic muscle and stem cell biology, and promising therapies to treat these devastating disorders.

As in past years, trainees are also encouraged to attend and participate – selected abstracts will be featured for platform presentation during the scientific sessions, and all posters are eligible for top poster awards.

Important Dates and Registration Fees

Highlighting Recent Advances in Basic, Translational & Clinical Neuromuscular Disease Research, Neuromuscular and Stem Cell Biology, Muscle Atrophy, ALS, SMA, Neuropathies, Myasthenic Syndromes, Muscular & Myotonic Dystrophies, Myopathies


days of ground breaking scientific and clinical NMD talks!


international speakers


Canada's 150th Birthday!


The Conference is structured for both established and emerging basic scientists and clinicians from a variety of neuromuscular disease disciplines and specialties and features internationally-recognized invited speakers, oral presentations and poster sessions. Participants will also be able to present their research in a poster format, and several top abstracts will be selected for platform presentations. Poster presenters will also be eligible for research poster awards. All participants submitting abstracts must have already registered for the conference.

Outstanding Conference Venue!

Ottawa, Canada: Celebrating 150 years

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a vibrant city offering award-winning museums, a dynamic and culturally diverse downtown and excellent cuisine. Ottawa will be shining as Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation in 2017.

Ottawa NMD Premier Conference Venue

The Conference will be held at ‘The Westin Ottawa,’ a premier hotel and world-class conference facility. The Westin is conveniently located in downtown Ottawa, approximately 18 minutes from the Ottawa International Airport (YOW).

Located in the centre of the city and nestled by the Rideau Canal, the Westin is connected to the premium Rideau Centre shopping centre and the heart of the city’s popular tourism district is just steps away.

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