Assessing the Future of Therapies in Development for Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy


Matthew P. Wicklund, MD
Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair for Research
Department of Neurology
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Director Comprehensive Neuromuscular Program
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, AR


This educational activity is designed for neurologists and associated health care practitioners (HCPs) including neuromuscular specialists, pediatric and developmental neurologists, pediatricians, geneticists, physical and occupational therapists, nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants, that are involved in the management of patients with limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD). Specifically, the program will help HCPs assess the burden of LGMD to help justify the medical need for development of a viable therapy for patients whose only current alternative is supportive care. The program will introduce various investigational therapies for the treatment of LGMD and also help HCPs incorporate genetic testing as a routine procedure into the diagnostic process.


This activity is intended for general neurologists, particularly those that see older patients, pediatric and developmental neurologists, neuromuscular specialists, pediatricians, geneticists, genetic counsellors, physical and occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants involved in the management of patients with limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD).


Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Assess the burden of illness associated with LGMDs
  • Incorporate genetic testing into the diagnostic process for LGMD
  • Justify the medical need to develop a viable therapy for patients with LGMD, for whom supportive care is presently the only available option
  • Evaluate the investigational therapies for the treatment of LGMD


In support of improving patient care, Med Learning Group is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.


Med Learning Group designates this activity for a maximum of 1.25 ANCC contact hours.


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Speaker Relationships Manufacturer
Matthew P. Wicklund, MD Consultant Amicus Therapeutics, Lupin, ML Bio Solutions, Sarepta Therapeutics, Spark Therapeutics, UCB, Ultragenyx
Contracted Research Avidity, Edgewise, Fulcrum, Harmony, ML Bio, Sarepta Therapeutics
Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, MD Consultant/Advisory Board AMO Pharma, AveXis, Biogen, Edgewise Therapeutics, FibroGen, Novartis, Pfizer, PTC Therapeutics, Sarepta Therapeutics, UCB Pharma, Catalyst, Lupin, Entrada, Italfarmaco, and Scholar Rock
Contracted Research AMO Pharma, Capricor Therapeutics, Edgewise Therapeutics, FibroGen, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Novartis, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, Pfizer, RegenxBio, and Sarepta Therapeutics
Editorial Services MedLink Neurology

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed by a physician and nurse reviewer.

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  • Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Shannon Mutch MS, RN, OCN, has nothing to disclose.
  • M. Susan Burke, MD, has nothing to disclose.
  • A medical reviewer from CME Peer Review LLC, has nothing to disclose.
  • Vaidehee Deshpande, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Russie Allen, Accreditation and Outcomes Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Emmanuella Foucault, Program Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.


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RELEASED DATE: June 28, 2024
EXPIRATION DATE: June 28, 2025

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