Annual SMA Conference

The Annual SMA Conference is an invaluable resource for the entire spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) community and is an opportunity to strengthen the connections among individuals with SMA, their families, and researchers and healthcare providers.

2025 Annual SMA Conference

We hope that you will join us at the 2025 Annual SMA Conference, which will take place from Thursday, June 26 through Sunday, June 29 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. Registration will be opening in the fall. Be sure to sign up for our email list to receive the latest updates! If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

If you have any questions regarding the Annual SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting which is held for SMA researchers and clinicians, please contact [email protected].

Our 2024 Sponsors

The Annual SMA Conference could not happen without our dedicated sponsors. Please contact [email protected] with questions and for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Title Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Gold Sponsor


Annual Conference Sponsors 2024

Cure SMA Offers Scholarships For Individuals and Families Who Wish to Attend the Annual SMA Conference.

The Adults with SMA Scholarship program offers a scholarship to every adult with SMA and their personal care assistant. The scholarship will cover registration fees, a travel stipend and one hotel room for three nights at the specified conference hotel.

The First Time Attendee Scholarship program is a scholarship that covers any individual with SMA who has never attended the Annual SMA Conference previously, and up to four immediate family members. The scholarship covers registration fees for those attendees, as well as one hotel for three nights at the specified conference hotel. Thank you to the support from the Luke 18:1 Foundation for sponsorship of this scholarship!

For families who are not newly diagnosed, we offer general, needs-based scholarships as well. Attendees can reach out to Cure SMA to receive information on any of these scholarship opportunities.

Questions about the Annual SMA Conference?

Email [email protected] or call (800) 886-1762.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Annual SMA Conference. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email [email protected].

Our 2024 Exhibitors

Please contact Jesse Aynes at [email protected] with questions and for more information on exhibitor opportunities.

Conference Exhibitor Photo for 2021 site

Learn More About the Annual SMA Conference

Our Annual SMA Conference is the largest spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) conference in the world. Through the conference, we bring together researchers, healthcare professionals, individuals with SMA, and their families to network, learn, and collaborate. Cure SMA has been hosting the Annual SMA Conference since 1988, and it has become a weekend filled with a wide variety of activities, including:

  • Educational workshops
  • Keynote sessions with leading researchers and clinicians
  • Family-friendly poster session
  • Memorable children’s program
  • Meet and greet with a family fun fest
  • Teens and adults with SMA social activities
  • PJ party and movie night
  • Dance party
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