The primary goal of the Guidelines section of WMS is to optimise the implementation of best care practices for neuromuscular disorders worldwide.  The guidelines section aims to serve as a central resource for the dissemination of clinical/preclinical guidelines and consensus statements in neuromuscular disorders. We strive to identify knowledge gaps or areas of high clinical practice variability and to partner with other professional societies globally to develop practice guidelines. For any enquiries, please feel free to write us on 

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Aravindhan Veerapandiyan
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, United States

Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, MD is a Child Neurologist and Assistant Professor with specialized interest and training in neuromuscular disorders in children. He is the Director of the Comprehensive Neuromuscular Program and Co-Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital / University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Veerapandiyan earned his medical degree from the K.A.P. Vishwanatham Government Medical College in India. He completed a residency in Child Neurology at Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey and a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at University of Rochester – Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.

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Annemieke Aartsma-Rus
Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands

Annemieke Aartsma-Rus is a professor of translational genetics at the Leiden University Medical Center. She has been involved in setting up guidelines for the use of Duchenne muscular dystrophy mouse models in association with TREAT-NMD.

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Phillip Mongiovi
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, United States

Phillip Mongiovi, MD is an assistant professor of Neurology and director of resident education in neuromuscular disorders at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY.

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Maryam Oskoui
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Attending Staff Pediatric Neurologist, Montreal Children's Hospital; Medicine, Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology; Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Montreal Children’s Hospital.

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Crystal Proud
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk, United States

Crystal M. Proud, MD is director of the Neuromuscular Clinic and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Center at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. She received her subspecialty training at Stanford University and is board certified in Pediatrics, Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, and Neuromuscular Medicine.

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