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NM Forum 2013


Nemaline Myopathy Forum

Holiday Inn
St. Catharines
Ontario, Canada
26-28th July, 2013

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This webpage was last updated on June 5th. Please come back for additions.

NMF13 is expected to be as exciting as all previous conventions in which researchers, healthcare professionals, families, adults and friends affected by this disorder can meet to provide education, support and advice.


Holiday Inn, St. Catharines, near Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Guests to call the hotel to make their own reservation and provide their credit card number (Toll free number 1-877-688-2324 ext 2)
Please advise all guests that the cut-off date for making hotel room reservations is June 25th.

Alternative / cheaper hotels quite nearby are:

Friday social events.
Saturday Meeting Day : Includes a Breakfast Buffet (7-8am) and antipasto buffet fork lunch and coffee breaks.
Sunday Meeting Day : Includes Breakfast Buffet (8-10am)
(If you use a G-tube or have dietary requests, please see the Registration form)

Standard Room rates: (price is per room, NOT per person) Canada USA* Europe* UK*
Single/Double occupancy for 2 nights or more $149 $151 €113 £113
Triple occupancy for 2 nights or more $159 $161 €121 £121
Quad occupancy for 2 nights or more $169 $171 €128 £128

Standard Room rates: (price is per room, NOT per person) Canada USA* Europe* UK*
Single/Double occupancy for 1 nights or more $179 $181 £
Triple occupancy for 1 nights or more $189 $192 £
Quad occupancy for 1 nights or more $199 $202 £

*Foreign currency figures are approximate. A currency conversion website can be found at XE.

Please Note:

  • The above rates quoted in Canadian funds per room, per night, and are subject to 13% HST and 5% Destination Marketing Fee
  • Rooms not reserved One Month Prior to the event date will be released for general sale.
  • All Reservations must be reserved with a credit card.
  • Cash paying guests will have to pay a security deposit of $150.00 that will be refunded if no damages to the room.

Check-In/Check-Out Times

  • Check-In time is after 4:00 pm
  • Early Check-in is not guaranteed but may be requested
  • Check-Out time is 12:00 pm
  • Checking out following this time but before 6:00 pm will be subject to a late checkout charge of $69.00 plus taxes, checking out after 6:00 pm will be subject to a full night's rate.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Any reservation within your group block can be modified or cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival (by 4pm hotel local time). Any rate changes will be made at this time to reflect the rates on page one of this contract.
  2. You may cancel additional nights at least 24 hours prior to your departure (by 4pm hotel local time).
  3. Cancellation after this time will be subject to an early departure fee of 50% of the room rate or $50.00, whichever is greater. (You may wish to purchase travel insurance to cover this if you need to cancel due to illness at the last minute.)

Useful websites for your trip to St. Catharines and NMF13.

Where to stay
Niagara Airbus Services for a door to door taxi service.

Google Earth is a great tool to see what attractions are in the area and how close things are.

Lifestyle Accessible Van Hire
Mobility scooter hire
If you're unsure of passports, check out this official website: says CANADIAN OR AMERICAN citizens's children aged younger than 15 can cross without a passport but would need their birth certificates. (Please check!)

Donations & Fundraising

We are currently fundraising to cover the travel costs of our speakers, and to offer bursaries/stipends to families who cannot afford all of the conference and/or travel costs.


Checks should be made payable to Lynda Roy. (We regret we cannot provide a tax receipt.)

Lynda Roy
c/o NM Forum 2013
127 Randolph Road
Toronto, Ontario
M4G 3S3, Canada

Bank wire transfer

Make a wire transfer to our bank account set up for NMF13.

Bank: CIBC
Account #: 00212-56-74433
Account name: Lynda Roy


Alternative fundraising options are available on our website.

The NMF13 Organising Committee

Lynda Roy, Will & Rita Cochrane, David McDougall, Bob Burgar & Daphne Goring and Jess Belasco are very gratefull to our sponsors.

Plant a tree for NMSG


Purchase a tree to dedicate to anyone with NM and help us raise funds for our next convention.

Planting a tree is a great way to mark an occasion or to remember a loved one. I am offering people the opportunity to plant a tree in celebration of a family member or friend with nemaline myopathy and at the same time raise funds for the Nemaline Myopathy Support Group.
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