The Annual SMA Conference is an invaluable resource for the entire SMA community and is an opportunity to strengthen the connections among individuals with SMA, their families, as well as researchers and healthcare providers.

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.
  • Teen and adult social activities.
  • PJ party and movie night.
  • Dance party.
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2021 Virtual SMA Conference

Given the current state of the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, Cure SMA will hold its 2021 Annual SMA Conference virtually again this year—June 7-11, 2021. Cure SMA remains committed to its mission and to serving our community through research, care, advocacy, and support. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to the SMA community and we will “see” you in June!


More information regarding the week’s agenda, click below for a rundown of sessions and social activities that will take place during the 2021 Virtual SMA Conference.

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

Are you an SMA researcher or healthcare provider looking for information about the 2021 SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting? Click here for more details.

Our Sponsors

The Annual SMA Conference does not happen without a tremendous amount of support, most notably from our generous sponsors. Contact Vice President of Development, Erin Oganesian, at [email protected] or (847) 264-1188 with questions and for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

Our Exhibitors

The 2021 Annual SMA Conference has gone virtual due to the ongoing pandemic. Are you interested in being a virtual exhibitor? Contact Erin Oganesian at [email protected] or call (847) 264-1188 for information.



  • Adaptive Imports
  • Control Bionics
  • Labsystems Diagnostics
  • Partners in Medicine, LLC
  • Triumph Mobility