Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

WMS EDI statement: 

The World Muscle Society is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for researchers and clinicians to learn, share ideas, and promote translational science for the benefit of patients with neuromuscular disorders.  As such, the WMS Programme Committee encourages all speakers and attendees, to use respectful language, to consider the diverse backgrounds, culture, and native language of our membership, and reflect on the diversity and inclusion in their presented work and its impact on the generalisability of findings for all patients with neuromuscular disorders.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Lindsay Alfano, the chair of this committee.

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Lindsay Alfano
The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children
Dublin, United States
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Valérie Allamand
Center of Research in Myology
Paris, France
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Diana Castro
Neurology Rare Disease Center
Coppell, United States
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Sophelia HS Chan
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China
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Linda Cripe
Nationwide Childrens Hospital
Columbus, United States
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Marianne De Visser
Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Jim Dowling
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada
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Tina Duong
Stanford university
Mountain View, United States
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Rasha El Sherif
Newgiza University School of Medicine
Cairo, Egypt
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Teresinha Evangelista
Sorbonne Université, GHU Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, France
Paris, France
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Kevin Flanigan
Nationwide Children's Research Institute
Columbus, United States
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Megan Iammarino
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, United States
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Aleksandra Leijenhorst Le Belle
Stichting SpierKracht\LGMD CAB
Bilthoven, Netherlands
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Teerin Liewluck
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, United States
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Linda Lowes
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, United States
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Ann Agnes Mathew
Bangalore Baptist Hospital
Bangalore, India
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Tahseen Mozaffar
The University of California, Irvine
Orange, United States
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Francesco Muntoni
UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
London, United Kingdom
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Gauthier Remiche
Université Libre de Bruxelles - Hôpital Erasme
Brussels, Belgium
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Volker Straub
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Alia Syeda
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Canada
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Cuixia Tian
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, United States
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Aravindhan Veerapandiyan
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR, United States
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Nicol Voermans
Radboud University Medical Centre
Nijmegen, Netherlands

If you have a query or some suggestions please feel free to contact them to discuss further. For general queries please contact Clare Beach, WMS Secretariat on office@worldmusclesociety.org 

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