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Spinal muscular atrophy

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NCATS Co-Sponsored Conferences

  • 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The overall goal of the meeting is to provide a venue for researchers to share unpublished data and to develop collaborations, with the intent of accelerating the discovery of a treatment for this devastating disease.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1.To enable open communication of early, unpublished scientific data, accelerating the pace of research. 2.To provide a forum to discuss timely topics in SMA openly with the entire research community. 3.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>

  • 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to bring together junior and established spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) research experts from around the world to share unpublished data and foster a spirit of communication and collaboration.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.

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