University Medical Centre Utrecht

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Our neuromuscular centre in the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU) is highly specialised in clinical care and research in the field of Neuromuscular Diseases (NMD), in particular in the areas of genetically determined and acquired conditions of motor neurons and peripheral nerve.

Together with other university medical centres in our country we are united in the Neuromuscular Centre the Netherlands. The aim of this collaboration in the Netherlands is to share knowledge and means and to create added value for medical centres, scientists, and patients with neuromuscular diseases. In addition, our NMD outpatient clinic is part of the Netherlands ALS Center (a collaboration with AMC Amsterdam to improve scientific research, treatment and care for patients with ALS and other motor neuron diseases in The Netherlands) and the Paediatric Neuromuscular Center (a specialised outpatient multidisciplinary NMD clinic for children, in collaboration with the department of Pediatric Neurology of the UMCU). The UMCU is also home to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)-Expert Centre of the Netherlands.

We have developed a close link between research and clinical activities and we actively pursue new partnerships with other stakeholders such as patient organisations, regulators and pharma. Strong research lines exist in genetics, epidemiology, risk factors, (neuro)imaging, translational neuroscience, clinical trials and quality of care. All infrastructure and expertise to perform top-level neuromuscular patient care at any age and patient-oriented research is in place at the UMCU.


Group membership

University Medical Centre Utrecht participates in the following groups…

Specialised Groups

Muscle diseases
Peripheral Nerve Disease
Motor Neuron Disease

Cross Cutting Specialised Groups

Neuromuscular Imaging
Neuromuscular Pathology

Advisory Boards

University Medical Centre Utrecht is registered with the Care and Trial Site Registry

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).
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