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Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers


Other Names for this Disease
  • Merrf syndrome
  • MERRF
  • Myoclonic epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibers
  • Fukuhara syndrome
  • Myoencephalopathy ragged-red fiber disease
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News & Events


ORDR Co-Sponsored Conferences

  • 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH, Monday, February 29, 2016
    Location: Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place on February 29. The event, sponsored by NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center, aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the patients they affect and the research collaborations that are addressing rare disease challenges. The day will feature tours, posters and exhibits, and presentations.

  • Nutritional Interventions in Primary Mitochondrial Disorders: Developing an Evidence Base, Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - Wednesday, December 03, 2014
    Location: NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The goal of this meeting is to explore the use of nutritional interventions, including dietary supplements, in primary mitochondrial disorders (PMD); identify gaps in knowledge; develop a research agenda; and identify research opportunities to promote an evidence base for the use of nutritional interventions in primary mitochondrial disorders.

  • 2014 Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization Gordon Research Conference, Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Friday, August 22, 2014
    Location: Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT
    Description: <p>The main goal of the study of epilepsy is to identify the causes and complex mechanisms that underlie the abnormal, synchronous, electrical discharges that occur in hyperexcitable neuronal networks during seizures. How these basic science findings can someday be translated into new therapies for the nearly 3 million Americans suffering with epilepsy is another long-term goal. A unique, intellectually challenging aspect of epilepsy research arises from the fact that it encompasses virtually all major levels of biological organization, from circuits and behavior to stem cells and neurodevelopment. Thus a major purpose of this Gordon Research Conference is to bring together geneticists, molecular biologists, developmental neuroscientists, neuroanatomists, electrophysiologists, clinician-scientists and computational neuroscientists working on basic mechanisms related either directly or indirectly to seizure generation to synthesize current advances and to set the stage for future discoveries.</p>

  • 2013 Neurobiology of Disease in Children Symposium: Mitochondrial Disease, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - Wednesday, October 30, 2013
    Location: Austin, TX
    Description: The topic for the 2013 NDC Symposium is Mitochondrial Disease. The NDC Symposium is a forum for preeminent investigators assembled to discuss recent accomplishments and future directions with a large group of child neurologists, program officers from the National Institutes of Health, and members of dedicated foundations and associations.

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Primary Mitochondrial Diseases, Thursday, March 08, 2012 - Friday, March 09, 2012
    Location: Rockville, MD
    Description: The National Institutes of Health, Office of Rare Diseases Research and The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation offer a 2-day meeting in March 2012 in Rockville, Maryland. The purpose of the meeting is to survey obstacles and needs of the Primary Mitochondrial Diseases Research and Development Community that could enhance translation of basic science discoveries to the development of diagnostics and therapeutics.An executive summary and white paper from the meeting can be accessed from the conference website below.

  • United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Annual Symposium , Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - Saturday, June 27, 2009
    Location: Washington, DC
    Description: The objectives of this symposium were to (1) describe the latest findings regarding mitochondrial diseases; (2) share research findings and award new research grants; (3) explore the clinical manifestations of mitochondrial disorders, including diagnosis and treatment considerations, and understand the concepts of mitochondrial disease therapy; and (4) evaluate the links between mitochondrial disease and a host of more well-known diseases.

  • Workshop on Myoclonus, Sunday, March 21, 1999 - Monday, March 22, 1999
    Location:

Other Names for this Disease
  • Merrf syndrome
  • MERRF
  • Myoclonic epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibers
  • Fukuhara syndrome
  • Myoencephalopathy ragged-red fiber disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.