20 July 2023

Welcome to the EURO-NMD Academy: Where Neuromuscular Disorders Education is Revolutionized! Our cutting-edge platform, powered by the renowned Moodle Learning Management System (LMS), empowers you to stay ahead in your practice. Designed by leading experts, our immersive online courses are perfect for medical professionals, students, and researchers looking to enhance their knowledge and skills. At EURO-NMD Academy, we offer expert-led courses to provide in-depth insights and the latest advancements in diagnosing and treating neuromuscular disorders. Led by world-renowned specialists, our curriculum is carefully crafted to keep you at the forefront of this ever-evolving field. Choose EURO-NMD Academy for unparalleled education, and stay ahead in your practice today!

What is the EURO-NMD Academy’s target audience?

The EURO-NMD Academy delivers courses that are addressed to healthcare graduates, including post-graduate medical students and medical residents, general practitioners and different medical specialities and healthcare professionals (adult and children neurologists, neuro-myologists, neuro-imaging specialists, epileptologists, paediatrics, internal medicine specialists, ophthalmologists, geneticists, nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, biologists, biochemists and rehabilitation specialists).

How do I enrol in EURO-NMD Academy’s courses?

In order to enrol in the courses, you need to gain access to the EURO-NMD Academy platform by creating a new account (https://euronmd.lilicampus.com/)

After creating a new account, please enrol in the Courses available on EURO-NMD Academy, currently the Mitochondrial Disorders Course:

 


Mitochondrial Disorders Course


 

Introducing the Mitochondrial Disorders Course

The Mitochondrial Disorders Course is a joint initiative of the European Reference Networks EURO-NMD (Rare Neuromuscular Disorders), ERN-RND (Rare Neurological Disorders) and ERN Epicare (Rare Epilepsies).

Mitochondrial Disorders Course Learning Objectives

General Course Objectives

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of mitochondrial disorders’ genetics, pathophysiology, and clinical manifestations.
  • Critically evaluate current and emerging diagnostic methods and treatment strategies for mitochondrial disorders.
  • Apply knowledge of mitochondrial disorders to case studies, highlighting the multidisciplinary approach needed for effective management.
  • Provide information about ongoing research and future directions in the study of mitochondrial disorders.

Introduction to Adult Mitochondrial Disorders

  • Understand the basic structure and function of mitochondria in human cells.
  • Identify the common mitochondrial disorders affecting adults, including their genetic origins.
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations and diagnostic criteria for adult mitochondrial disorders.
  • Analyze the impact of mitochondrial disorders on adult health, including prognosis and quality of life.

Childhood Mitochondrial Disorders

  • Learn about Leigh’s disease diagnostic challenges and precise therapeutic needs.
  • Learn about clinical, imaging, biochemical and molecular features of childhood mitochondrial disorders
  • Familiarise with diagnostic-support platforms and how they assist precision-medicine diagnosis and the therapeutics for mitochondrial diseases

Mitochondrial Epilepsies

  • Define mitochondrial epilepsies and their pathophysiological basis.
  • Differentiate between mitochondrial epilepsies and other forms of epilepsy based on clinical features and diagnostic tests.
  • Review the management and treatment strategies for mitochondrial epilepsies.
  • Assess the latest research findings and their implications for clinical practice.

Mitochondrial Movement Disorders

  • Explain the role of mitochondria in muscle and nerve function related to movement.
  • Identify specific mitochondrial movement disorders, highlighting their clinical features and pathogenesis.
  • Discuss diagnostic approaches, including genetic testing and muscle biopsy findings.
  • Evaluate current and emerging therapies aimed at managing symptoms and improving mobility.

Primary Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Define primary mitochondrial myopathies and their relationship with other mitochondrial disorders.
  • Analyze the clinical presentation, including muscle weakness and exercise intolerance, and how these impact patient activities of daily living.
  • Discuss diagnostic approaches, including genetic testing and muscle biopsy findings.
  • Explore the latest treatment options and supportive care strategies to enhance patient quality of life.

Target Audience

This course is addressed to courses that are addressed to healthcare graduates, including post-graduate medical students and medical residents, general practitioners and different medical specialities and healthcare professionals (adult and children neurologists, neuro-myologists, neuro-imaging specialists, epileptologists, paediatrics, internal medicine specialists, ophthalmologists, geneticists, nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, biologists, biochemists and rehabilitation specialists.

Enrolment

  • Start by gaining access to the EURO-NMD Academy. Go to euronmd.lilicampus.com. Once on the login page, create an account by clicking the bottom right button “create a new account” (see picture above)
  • Once you have an account, the Home webpage will show you the enrolment tool (see picture above)
  • Fill out the corresponding form, and we will get back to you with confirmation of your enrolment
  • You set to go: sit all the 6 modules or just the ones you want.  Use your own pace and access from any device.

Assessment

Learners should complete a questionnaire of 4 questions for each module (a total of 24 questions for the 6 modules) and achieve an approval rate of 75%. Multiple trials are allowed for each of the modules, and the learners can follow whichever order suits them best. This evaluation validates the learning objectives established for this course and allows certification of the educational activity.

Participants Feedback

At the end of each module, participants are invited to provide feedback regarding its contents

Certification

At the conclusion of all the modules, participants may require a certificate from the organizers. We are also seeking accreditation by EACCME and will post it here if we are successful in getting it.

 


The Moodle platform of EURO-NMD is accessible through the url: https://euronmd.lilicampus.com/

Once on the login page, create an account by clicking the bottom right button.


 

The ERNs are co-funded by the
European Union (Health Programme and CEF)

EU Commission


“EURO-NMD is one of the 24 European Reference Networks (ERNs) approved by the ERN Board of Member States. The ERNs are co-funded by the European Union (Health Programme and CEF).
For more information about the ERNs and the EU health strategy,
please visit ec.europa.eu/health/ern