FightSMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy Conference 2012
FightSMA Annual Research Conference 2012: The Good Fight
FightSMA is pleased to announce details of this year’s Annual Research Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C.
April 15-17, 2012
FightSMA will be welcoming elite researchers and scientific professionals from the SMA community to the Hotel Monaco April 15-17, 2012, in Washington, D.C., for the FightSMA Annual Research Conference. The non-profit group, which was founded in 1991, has recently established its new national headquarters in Alexandria, VA. To date, FightSMA has raised more than $7 million for SMA research and boasts 18 chapters in the U.S. and Canada.
The FightSMA Annual Research Conference showcases exciting discoveries in the world of SMA science. FightSMA Scientific Director Dr. Christian Lorson will lead SMA scientists in their focus on a variety of therapeutic interventions, including novel small molecules, oligonucleotides, and gene therapy. Each year, attendees remark about the exciting and open atmosphere that has become a hallmark of the FightSMA meetings—as expressed by Dr. Charlotte Sumner, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine: “FightSMA’s support makes all of our work possible, and I always find this meeting so inspiring and enjoyable. There are so many different, exciting things going on in SMA research, and every year, I see a substantial step forward.”
FightSMA Webcast 2012: Advancing the Good Fight
An opportunity to engage SMA experts and ask questions about cutting-edge research and clinical trials.
On Monday, April 16, SMA families from around the world will have the opportunity to hear some of the top SMA researchers discuss the state of the search for a treatment or a cure and have their questions answered by those experts! For the second year in a row, FightSMA is webcasting a portion of the annual research conference in Washington, DC, and you’re welcome to join in. The webcast will be from 6:30 p.m. EDT to 9:30 p.m. EDT. Use the button below to access the webcast!
Below are details about the panelists for this year’s webcast. Click their names for more information.
Chris Lorson, Ph.D.
Science Director, FightSMA
University of Missouri
Alex MacKenzie, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Advisory Co-Chair, FightSMA
University of Ottawa
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
Arthur Burghes, Ph.D.
Ohio State University
Scientific Advisory Board Member, FightSMA
Brian Kaspar, Ph.D.
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Rashmi Kothary, Ph.D.
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Kathy Swoboda, M.D.
University of Utah
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