Research Conference

The SMA Researcher Meeting is the largest in the world focused specifically on SMA.

Register for the Conference

The SMA Researcher Meeting is the largest research meeting in the world specifically focused on SMA. The goal is to create open communication of early, unpublished scientific data, accelerating the pace of research. The meeting also furthers research by building productive collaborations—including cross-disciplinary dialogue, partnerships, integration of new researchers and drug companies, and educational opportunities for junior researchers.

Finally, since the meeting is part of our Annual SMA Conference, reseachers have the chance to interact with, learn from, and educate families affected by SMA.

Registration for the 2017 SMA Researcher Meeting will close on Friday, May 12. We encourage those who have not already done so to register and book your hotel as soon as possible, as we expect a record number of attendees. The 2017 SMA Researcher Meeting will be held June 29 - July 1, 2017, at Disney World in Orlando, FL. This is the largest research meeting in the world specifically focused on SMA. We hope to see you there! 

Late registration will be available from May 12 - 19 for double the original fee; on-site registration will be available at conference for triple the original fee. 

The SMA Researcher Meeting agenda can be found here

Please note: Cure SMA will provide reimbursement for one speaker and one poster presenter per lab; that includes 50% registration, three nights hotel and airfare up to our guideline limits. 

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Submit an Abstract

Abstract submission for this year's conference is now open. The deadline for submission is March 10. Notification of acceptance will occur on or before April 14. We ask that all abstract submissions for talks be on new and unpublished data. Talk selection will be based on the content of your abstract. If you plan to submit an abstract, please register and book your hotel as soon as possible. Please do not wait until you hear back from us in April, as our hotel block will likely be booked by then. 

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Past Conferences

2016 Summaries

The 2016 SMA Researcher Meeting was held in Anaheim, with over 300 researchers in attendance from academia, government, biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

Visit our news section to read summaries from the different sessions:

The Changing Landscape of SMA
Clinical Research Studies
Identification of Candidate Therapeutic Targets and Modifiers, Part 1
Identification of Candidate Therapeutic Targets and Modifiers, Part 2
SMA Therapy Development
Regulation of SMN Protein Expression and Function

 2015 Summaries

The 2015 SMA Researcher Meeting was held in Kansas City, with over 300 researchers in attendance from academia, government, biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

Visit our news section to read summaries from the different sessions:

Emerging Trends in Motor Neuron Pathobiology
Newborn Screening
Clinical Research
Drug Discovery
SMA Pathology
SMN Partners and Therapeutic Targets, Part 1
SMN Partners and Therapeutic Targets, Part 2
Special Clinical Trials Panel Discussion

2014 Summaries

Summaries are also available for our 2014 SMA Researcher Meeting sessions:

General Update and Special Session
The SMN Protein
SMA Pathology
Therapy Development
Clinical Trials

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