36th Annual Carrell-Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium

Thursday–Friday, February 13–14, 2014

carrell-krusen neuromuscular

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General Information Registration
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Program Overview

The Annual Carrell-Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium is a unique conference attended by more than 200 people each year at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Its name honors Dr. Brandon Carrell who retired as physician-in-chief at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in 1978 and Dr. Ed Krusen who organized the first Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic in Dallas.

This symposium began in 1978 under the leadership of Dr. Jay Cook as a Muscular Dystrophy Clinic Directors’ meeting and is now jointly sponsored by the hospital, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, and UT Southwestern Medical Center. The Symposium has grown to be the most popular clinical meeting for neuromuscular specialists in the country.

During the two-day meeting, attendees participate in lively discussion while meeting interesting and challenging patients. Attendees are invited to contribute interesting electrodiagnostic and histopathologic cases to review with the group. The visiting professor, the recipient of the Carrell-Krusen Award, gives the keynote lecture. The list of awardees represents the development of neuromuscular research for the past 30 years.


  • Formulate protocols for treatment and management of both common and unusual neuromuscular disorders.
  • Identify characteristics findings on muscle biopsies and EMG studies in neuromuscular disorders.
  • Describe recent advances in basic and clinical research on neuromuscular disorders.


Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn St.
Dallas, TX 75219

Carrell-Krusen Awardee

Michael E. Shy, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa

Course Director

Susan T. Iannaccone, M.D., FAAN
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Jimmy Elizabeth Westcott Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Neurology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Director of Child Neurology, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Who Should Attend

The Carrell-Krusen neuromuscular symposium is designed for muscular dystrophy clinic directors, case managers, nurses, and members of interdisciplinary care teams.

Credit Designation

UT Southwestern designates this live activity for PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Information

For additional information, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education, 214-648-3138, 1-800-688-8678, or email cmeregistrations@utsouthwestern.edu
Sponsored by UT Southwestern Department of Pediatrics and the Office of Continuing Medical Education in conjunction with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.