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Ottawa conference brings top researchers together to fight neuromuscular disease

October 28, 2015

The 3rd Ottawa International Conference on Neuromuscular Biology, Disease and Therapy, held in Ottawa last month, was a tremendous success.

Over 250 scientists, clinicians and trainees came from all over the world for the conference, which featured 51 platform speakers and 90 posters. Sessions were designed to include elements of basic, translational and clinical research to give all attendees an appreciation of the breadth of research needed to advance new therapies.

The conference was co-organized by Drs. Robin Parks, Jodi Warman Chardon, Bernard Jasmin and Rashmi Kothary, with exceptional support from Heidi Hickey.

Planning is underway for the 4th International Ottawa Neuromuscular Conference in September 2017.

About The Ottawa Hospital


The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals with over 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff and an annual budget of over $1.2 billion. Our focus on research and learning helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region, but our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. We engage the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care.

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Jennifer Ganton
Director, Communications and Public Relations
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Office: 613-798-5555 x 73325
Cell: 613-614-5253
jganton@ohri.ca