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Becker muscular dystrophy


Other Names for this Disease
  • Benign pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy
  • Becker's muscular dystrophy
  • Muscular dystrophy, Becker type
  • Muscular dystrophy pseudohypertrophic progressive, Becker type
  • Becker dystrophinopathy
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News & Events


ORDR Co-Sponsored Conferences

  • 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH, Monday, February 29, 2016
    Location: Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place on February 29. The event, sponsored by NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center, aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the patients they affect and the research collaborations that are addressing rare disease challenges. The day will feature tours, posters and exhibits, and presentations.

  • New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle, Sunday, June 29, 2014 - Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Description: The goals of the New Directions conference are to: (1) provide a unique forum for presentation and sharing of unpublished data, (2) promote collaboration between industry and academic investigators, (3) provide an interactive forum for clinical trial planning and outcome measure development, (4) facilitate the identification of both common and unique targets for each neuromuscular disease, and (5) provide trainees and young investigators a forum in which to present data and to encourage trainees to remain studying neuromuscular disease.

  • Gene Transfer and Rare Diseases Workshop, Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Location: Rockville Hilton, Rockville, Maryland
    Description: The NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities and Office of Rare Disease Research, NCATS, are co-sponsoring a workshop to discuss the advances in and challenges of gene transfer for rare diseases. There have been recent promising clinical successes in gene transfer protocols for rare diseases, such as retinal degeneration, hemophilia, and immune disorders. Investigators will discuss their results to date and opportunities and challenges for extending these successes to other similar rare diseases. The panel discussions will focus on strategies for maximizing opportunities for data sharing or platform development.

  • The Ottawa Conference on New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle, Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - Thursday, May 06, 2010
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Description: The conference highlighted current developments in muscle biology, disease, and therapy with presentations by leading international researchers.

Other Names for this Disease
  • Benign pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy
  • Becker's muscular dystrophy
  • Muscular dystrophy, Becker type
  • Muscular dystrophy pseudohypertrophic progressive, Becker type
  • Becker dystrophinopathy
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.