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5th International CMT Consortium Meeting - Antwerp, 2013

[Please note: The Consortium announcement below is being published for the benefit of the scientists and clinicians who will be meeting in Antwerp in 2013 and presenting research abstracts and posters. The Consortium Meeting is not open to the general public.]


Dear colleagues,


The International CMT Consortium Meeting will have the same format as the previous meetings, with the emphasis on oral and poster presentations, ample time for discussion and interaction. The programme foresees a plenary lecture, platform and poster presentations covering clinical, diagnostic and basic research of peripheral neuropathies. A final programme will be send to all participants by fax or e-mail before June 1, 2013. An abstract book, including list of participants and sponsors will be available at the meeting. The aim is to exchange new information and, equally important, to start or strengthen collaborations between research groups.


The deadline for registration is May 15, 2013. Please complete and return your registration form to Mrs. Gisèle Smeyers (secretary). We will take care of the hotel reservations. Accommodation and seminar package have to be paid directly to the hotel upon departure. 

Seminar Package with accommodation includes 2 nights hotel, meals, drinks during lunches and dinners and coffee breaks from Tuesday 6 pm (Dinner) until Thursday evening 6 pm. This does not include social activities, drinks, phone calls and other personal expenses.

Submission of abstracts
The deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2013. Please follow the guidelines for abstract submission. To facilitate the final programming of the meeting, no abstracts will be accepted after the deadline. The scientific committee will select abstracts for platform or poster presentation.
Fellowship grants for investigators traveling from North America

The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) will provide limited and competitive travel fellowships to help defray the cost of PhD students and Postdocs, who will be presenting at the meeting. Please check the box on the abstract form if the presenter is a candidate for the fellowship. The CMTA and scientific committee will review and select those abstracts that are eligible for a travel fellowship.

We have the pleasure to inform you that the 5th International CMT Consortium Meeting will be organized in Antwerp, Belgium, from Tuesday, June 25 to Thursday, June 27, 2013.

Please click here to download your registration package with venue and travel information and your registration and abstract submission forms.  Additional information on the programme, registration, accommodation and abstract submission is provided in the box at right.

Meeting Place:

Best Western Hotel Ter Elst
Ter Elststraat 310
B-2650 Edegem

The hotel and congress center is located 10 km from Antwerp (railway station or regional airport) and 35 km from Brussels (Brussels International Airport).

The meeting will start on Tuesday evening at 17.00h with a plenary talk by Prof. Dr. Garth Nicholson, followed by a welcome dinner. Full two-day program with platform presentations and poster sessions is on Wednesday and Thursday.

For your convenience, the 2013 CMT meeting  will be organized just before the PNS meeting (June 29 to July 3, 2013, in Saint-Malo, France). This will allow you to attend  both meetings. The distance between Saint-Malo and Antwerp is 700 km. (Please check the box on your registration form if you plan to travel between both meetings.)

We look forward to meeting you at the 5th International CMT Consortium meeting.



Vincent Timmerman, on behalf of the scientific and local organizing committee: Peter De Jonghe, Michael Shy, Philip Van Damme, Rudy Van Coster, Albena Jordanova, Ludo Van den Bosch, Peter Vandenbergh, Chantal Ceuterick-de Grootte, Gisèle Smeyers, Sadia Vancauwenbergh


(The 5th International CMT Consortium meeting will be supported in part by the American CMT Association, the University of Antwerp, the VIB and industry.)

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