Research Conference

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

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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 The goal is to create open communication of early, unpublished scientific data, accelerating the pace of research.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.

The 2018 SMA Researcher Meeting will be held June 14 - 17, 2018, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX. This is the largest research meeting in the world specifically focused on SMA. We hope to see you there! 


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Abstract submission for this year's Researcher Meeting will open in 2018. 

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Past Conferences

2017 Summaries

The 2017 SMA Researcher Meeting was held in Orlando, FL, with over 400 researchers in attendance from academia, government, biotech and pharmaceutical companies. 

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

Special Session on Fatigue and Muscle Weakness in SMA 
SMA Therapy Development 
Regulation of Splicing and SMN Protein Expression 
Identification of Candidate Therapeutic Targets and Disease Modifiers 
Clinical Research Studies for SMA 

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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