Amsterdam, 17 February 2023 – We are thrilled to announce that the applications for Duchenne Centers Accreditation are now open. The Accredited Duchenne Centers Program is designed to achieve worldwide uniform and up-to-date care for everyone living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Accredited Duchenne Centers provide comprehensive care according to the international care considerations and consensus guidelines. The program is initiated by the World Duchenne Organization and receives support from the Duchenne Data Foundation.

Applications for Duchenne Centers Accreditation can be submitted at the ADC website. To be eligible for application, Duchenne centers must provide multidisciplinary care, which may be delivered either by one center, or shared with other locations. However, the applying center is responsible for the care plan, coordination, communication, documentation and collaboration. A letter of support from the national patient organization is part of the application process. There are no costs associated with applying for accreditation.

The ADC Program supports uniform care, optimal patient experience and global recognition. An educational program is part of the worldwide ADC Program.

For inquiries, please contact Merel Jansen, PhD, Program Manager of the ADC Program at [email protected]