The 23rd International
Annual Congress of the
World Muscle Society


  • Avexis
  • Biogen
  • PCT
  • Sarepta
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Roche
  • Santhera
  • Acceleron
  • Audentes
  • Solid Biosciences
  • Genethon
  • Dynacure
  • Elsevier
  • Fame
  • Wave Sciences
  • Audentes
  • Wave Sciences
  • Capricor
  • Spark


The Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society (WMS) is the premier annual international Congress on neuromuscular disorders. The approximately 600 attendees at the Congress include the key individuals from around the world currently working in the field of neuromuscular disease diagnosis and research.

You are cordially invited to be part of this much valued Congress. Beyond the exhibition itself, a broad variety of interesting sponsorship options (such as advertisement, delegate bags, poster numbers) are available. We have built the exhibition space in the main catering, poster and social area in the hope that you will get excellent access to our delegates.

Please feel free to study our sponsorship brochure and contact the Congress Sponsorship Team at for sponsorship opportunities or if you have any questions.


We are looking forward to welcoming you and your team to Mendoza!


Please feel free to download our WMS 2018 Prospectus here.

WMS 2018 Prospectus

WMS actively discourages any congress sponsor or other organisation from organising any kind of meeting or event in parallel with the congress programme. Any meeting or event which is organised before or after the congress must not be badged in anyway as a pre/ post WMS event for example, nor any connection be made to attendees being able to attend as part of their WMS itinerary.

Sponsored Symposia

  • Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 18:00-19:30
    WMS Symposium 1 - Precision Genetic Medicines for Neuromuscular Diseases.
    Speaker/ Chair: J.Mendell, C. McDonald, G. O’Neill, L. Rodino-Klapac
    Kindly sponsored by Sarepta.

  • Thursday 4 October 2018 – 07:30-09:00
    WMS Symposium 2 –Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Expanding Our Knowledge from Basic Science through the Multidisciplinary Team.
    Speaker/ Chair: D. Castro, T.O. Crawford, K.J. Swoboda.
    Kindly sponsored by Biogen.

  • Thursday 4 October 2018 – 14:00-15:30
    WMS Symposium 3 - Gene Replacement Therapy: Treatment Paradigm Shift in Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
    Speaker/ Chair: E.Mercuri, L.Servias, P.Kaufmann, S.Al-Zaidy.
    Kindly sponsored by Avexis.

  • Friday 5 October 2018 - 14:00-15:30
    WMS Symposium 4 – The evolving treatment landscape in DMD and SMA.
    Speaker/ Chair: A. Dubrovsky, A.Prufer E.Mercuri.
    Kindly sponsored by PTC Therapeutics.
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