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Information Day

Event Date
21 April 2018
Location
Granta Centre, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AL
Registration fee
Free
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Join us for an information day in Cambridge on Saturday 21 April 2018. You can hear about the latest research developments for five conditions listed below. A full programme of the day is available here.

Our keynote presentation is from Professor Patrick Chinnery, Head of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge.

You are also able to watch Dr Alessandra Ferlini speak about the Nanodelivery of drug in Duchenne muscular dystrophy live on our Facebook page at 11:30am on 21st April.


  • Professor Alessandra Ferlini, University of Ferrara – Nanodelivery of drugs
  • Dr Jarod Wong, Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow – Endocrine and bone health in DMD
  • Dr Deepa Krishnakumar, Addenbrooke’s Hospital – New treatments in DMD
  • Felicity Vann, The Evelina London Children’s Hospital – Physiotherapy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy


  • Dr Julie Dumonceaux, UCL Institute of Child Health – Myostatin therapies
  • Cathy Szeplaki, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust – Equipment and adaptations
  • Andrew Rose, Addenbrooke’s Hospital – Physiotherapy for neuromuscular conditions
  • Dr Chris Turner, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery – Q&A on Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy


  • Dr Isabelle Richard, Généthon – Gene therapy for limb girdle muscular dystrophy
  • Cathy Szeplaki, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust – Equipment and adaptations
  • Andrew Rose, Addenbrooke’s Hospital – Physiotherapy for neuromuscular conditions
  • Dr Charlotte Brierley, Addenbrooke’s Hospital – Managing limb girdle muscular dystrophy


  • Dr Grainne Gorman, Newcastle University – Activity and exercises for mitochondrial disease
  • Professor Rita Horvath, Newcastle University – Clinical  presentations and novel approaches for therapy in mitochondrial disease
  • Dr Robert Pitceathly, UCL Institute of Neurology – Available treatments for mitochondrial disease
  • Professor Robert McFarland, Newcastle University – Prevention of mitochondrial disease


  • Professor David Brook, University of Nottingham – Developing drugs to treat myotonic dystrophy
  • Dr Grainne Gorman, Newcastle University – The Optimistic study to improve clinical care in myotonic dystrophy type 1 
  • Dr Chris Turner, The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery – Q&A on myotonic dystrophy
  • Jodi Allen, The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery – Swallowing issues

You will also be able to join workshops focusing on clinical issues, which will be led by specialist healthcare professionals. The day will be a great opportunity to meet others living with muscle-wasting conditions, as well as to ask researchers and healthcare professionals any questions you may have.

It promises to be an interesting day, plus you’ll get to meet others living with the same condition. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration and coffee will start at 9am and the day will finish at 4.30pm.

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