Image shows a row of people in front of a blue curtain background. Some are holding floral bouquets and certificates. These are the recipients of the DGM Awards.Dr Carsten Bönnemann is the latest WMS member to be recognised on an international stage for their ongoing work in the field of Neuromuscular Disorders.

Dr Bönnemann received this year’s International Duchenne-Erb Prize of the German Society for Muscle Diseases (DGM) at the award ceremony at the DGM Congress in Essen. The Duchenne-Erb Prize represents the highest scientific honor of the DGM. It is awarded based on an outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of neuromuscular disorders.

The Duchenne-Erb Prize is awarded every two years coinciding with the DGM scientific congress, typically to a German and to an international recipient. Dr Bönnemann’s German co-recipient was Brunhilde Wirth from Cologne.

Receiving the award, Dr Bönnemann said: “For me it was such a special honour to receive the International Duchenne-Erb Prize in my hometown of Essen!”

The first Duchenne-Erb prize was awarded in 1981, to Emil Becker (of Becker muscular dystrophy). Past recipients have included Victor Dubowitz, Yukio Fukuyama, Francesco Muntoni, Kate Bushby, Caroline Sewry, Michel Fardeau, Louis Kunkel, Andrew Engel, Kevin Campbell, PK Thomas and Bjarne Udd.

Published on 4 May 2023.


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