Neuromuscular Disease

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Date/Time ET: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM

Description: This special interest group session will focus on two areas of contemporary interest in neuromuscular disease. One session will review familial amyloid polyneuropathy and examine the recent development and release of several novel therapies that improve the natural history of this disorder. Another session will review the expanding number of recognized autoantibodies in myositis and discuss the implications for diagnosis and treatment in this heterogeneous group of autoimmune diseases. Three short presentations have been selected from the best accepted neuromuscular abstracts.

Chair: Vern Juel, MD, Duke University

Co-Chair: Michelle Mauermann, MD, Mayo Clinic


  • Recognize the clinical features of familial amyloid polyneuropathy
  • Give examples of contemporary treatments for familial amyloid polyneuropathy
  • Recognize the limitations of treatments for familial amyloid polyneuropathy
  • Identify common myositis autoantibodies
  • Describe treatment strategies for distinct autoimmune myopathy syndromes


Therapeutic Advances in Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloid Polyneuropathy


Michelle Mauermann, MD

Mayo Clinic

Myositis Immunology and Autoantibodies


Andrew Mammen, MD, PhD

National Institutes of Health

Neurotoxic Properties of Human Endogenous Retrovirus-k Envelope Protein and Detection in CSF of Patients with ALS

Oral Presenter:

Avindra Nath, MD

National Institutes of Health

Geographical Variation in Proportion of MuSK Antibody Myasthenia Gravis Around the World – A Multicenter Study

Oral Presenter:

Angela Vincent, MBBS

University of Oxford

NADPH Oxidase 5: A New Player in Peripheral Neuropathy

Oral Presenter:

Stephanie Eid, PhD

University of Michigan

Continuing Medical Education

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The American Neurological Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Neurological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).


Instructions For Obtaining CME

Following the event, the evaluation and credit claiming system will open in OnDEC. Please complete the online evaluation by 12/31/2021 to obtain CME credit. You will be provided with a certificate after completing the evaluation. If you have any questions, please contact the ANA Meeting Coordinator at:

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Financial Disclosure Statements

The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relationships to disclose unless listed here. Any relevant relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies will be mitigated according to ACCME Standards prior to the start of the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

ANA received educational grants from the following ACCME-defined ineligible companies to support the CME aspects of this event: Added as confirmed.

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