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My name is Damian Slater and in 2008, I was diagnosed with Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) at 35 years of age –just six months after I was married. I was one of the youngest people in Australia to be diagnosed with the disease. CLICK ON IMAGE TO READ MORE

Professor Frank Mastaglia graduated in medicine from the University of Western Australia in 1964.

Coote D, Davis MR, Cabrera M, Needham M, Laing NG, Nowak KJ. Clinical Utility Gene Card for: Becker muscular dystrophy. Eur J Hum Genet. 2018; 26(7):1065-1071. doi: 10.1038/s41431-017-0064-4.

Advances in inclusion body myositis: genetics, pathogenesis and clinical aspects Needham M, Mastaglia F Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs, Volume 5, Issue 5, 4 May 2017, Pages 431-443 [Scimago – Quartile, Q2; Rank, 14,070]

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prevalence Studies of Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis Callan, A., Capkun, G., Vasanthaprasad, V., Freitas, R., Needham, M Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases 4(2), pp. 127-137, 2017 [Scimago – Quartile, Q2; Rank, 6,261]

Mortality and causes of death in patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis: survey study based on the clinical experience of specialists in Australia, Europe and the USA. Price MA, Barghout V, Benveniste O, Christopher-Stine L, Corbette A, de Visser M, Hilton-Jones D, Kissel JT, Lloyd TE, Lundberg IE, Mastaglia F, Mozaffar T, Needham M, Schmidt J, Sivakumar K, DeMuro C, Tseng BS. Journal of Neuromuscular Disorders. 2016; 3(1):67-75

Serum high-density lipoprotein is associated with better cognitive function in a cross-sectional study of aging women. Bates KA, Sohrabi HR, Rainey-Smith SR, Weinborn M, Bucks RS, Rodrigues M, Beilby, Howard M, Taddei K, Martins G, Paton A, Shah T, Dhaliwalh SS, Foster JK, Martins IJ, Lautenschlager NT, Mastaglia FL, Gandy S, Martins RN. International Journal of Neuroscience. 2016 April 25. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI:10.1080/00207454.2016.1182527

Recognition of giant cell arteritis in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica who have a stroke: a cautionary tale, Gutteridge DH, Mastaglia FL, Internal Medicine Journal (accepted for publication November 2016).

Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis: A Review of Recent Clinical Advances and Current Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment, Needham M, Mastaglia F, Clinical Neurophysiology. 2016; 127(3)1764-1773. PMID:26778717