Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Commerce; Science

    Perth to host world-leading neuromuscular conference

    30/05/2021 9:00 AM
    • Perth to host 2024 International Congress of Neuromuscular Diseases
    • Event expected to attract thousands of delegates worldwide
    • Conference secured by Business Events Perth, funded by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia 

    The International Congress of Neuromuscular Diseases is set to return to Perth in 2024 - the first time the event has been held here since 1971.


    One of the leading global conferences of its kind, the event is expected to attract thousands of medical and research professionals to Perth to discuss the latest developments in the treatments for neuromuscular diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy.


    The McGowan Government, through Tourism WA, provides funding to Business Events Perth to attract conferences such as this to the State.


    Western Australia is ideally positioned to host large business events and Perth, in particular, is the perfect place to host the 2024 congress with more than 40 established medical and life science organisations, including the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science.


    Since 2012, close to 50 hotels have been built or renovated, adding more than 6,500 rooms to the greater Perth region, and the central business district is bustling with new restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces.


    In 2019-20, Business Events Perth secured 124 conferences and 125 corporate meetings and incentive events for the year, injecting close to $141 million into WA's economy.


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister David Templeman:


    "Through Tourism WA, we're proud to support Business Events Perth to attract such conferences to our State.


    "This international congress will be a great chance for attendees to discover the wonderful offerings of Perth.


    "We'll be encouraging them to stay longer and explore regional WA, showcasing our State as an incredible business events and holiday destination."


    Comments attributed to Health and Medical Research Minister Roger Cook:


    "I'm excited to welcome the congress to WA in 2024 - an organisation with a fascinating history.


    "We have the expertise and science here in WA to share with the world and I am delighted that we will once again host this eminent conference."


    Tourism Minister's office - 6552 5400

    Health and Medical Research Minister's office - 6552 6500