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Spinal muscular atrophy

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  • 2015 Muscle: Excitation/Contraction Coupling Gordon Research Conference & Gordon Research Seminar, Saturday, May 30, 2015 - Friday, June 05, 2015
    Location: Sunday River, Newry, ME
    Description: The 2015 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Muscle: Excitation/Contraction Coupling (ECC) will once again bring together established leaders and new investigators from around the globe to present their latest unpublished research, as well as engage in meaningful scientific and social interactions. This is the premier meeting of basic and translational scientists interested in the molecular mechanisms of ECC and how defects in this process lead to debilitating and life-threatening muscle disorders.

  • 18th Annual International Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Group Meeting, Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Saturday, June 14, 2014
    Location: Gaylord National , National Harbor, MD
    Description: <p>The overall goal of the meeting is to provide a venue for researchers to share unpublished data and to develop collaborations, with the intent of accelerating the discovery of a treatment for this devastating disease.<span>&nbsp; </span>In addition, the specific aims for the conference are:<span>&nbsp; </span>1.To enable open communication of early, unpublished scientific data, accelerating the pace of research. 2.To provide a forum to discuss timely topics in SMA openly with the entire research community. 3. To create a sense of community among SMA researchers, resulting in productive research partnerships.</p>

  • 18th International Congress of the World Muscle Society , Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - Saturday, October 05, 2013
    Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, Asilomar, California
    Description: The symposium will be in the traditional WMS format with 3 selected topics: Myometrix in Health and Disease, Immunity and Muscle Disease, Advances in Therapy for Neuromuscular Disorders, and contributions will also be welcome on new advances across the neuromuscular field. One day of the symposium will be dedicated to each of the selected areas. Invited keynote speakers will summarize the state of the art on the selected topics, covering clinical, molecular and other aspects. The sessions will comprise contributed oral papers and poster presentations with guided discussions

  • Third Genome Dynamics in the Neurosciences Conference, Sunday, July 18, 2010 - Thursday, July 22, 2010
    Location: The Hilton Metropole, Brighton, England
    Description: The goal of this meeting was to integrate basic processes of DNA damage signaling and repair and clinical aspects of neurological and neurodegenerative disease. The program was designed to bring together leading scientists with primary interests in DNA damage signaling with those working in specific related neurodegenerative disease areas as a means for integrating these fields. It was anticipated that this would generate insights into how normal processes of genome maintenance in the brain contribute to the prevention of a wide range of diseases.

  • 14th International Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Group Meeting, Thursday, June 24, 2010 - Sunday, June 27, 2010
    Location: Santa Clara, California
    Description: The overall meeting goal was to bring together junior and established spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) research experts from around the world to share unpublished data and foster a spirit of communication and collaboration. The majority of the leading investigators in SMA attend this conference each year. The conference also brought in young and new researchers into the SMA community, including those located internationally, who do not have opportunities to interact with the recognized thought leaders in this area. It arguably represents the best networking opportunity in the SMA field.

  • The Ottawa Conference on New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle, Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - Thursday, May 06, 2010
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Description: The conference highlighted current developments in muscle biology, disease, and therapy with presentations by leading international researchers.

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