Over the last decade, we’ve seen many advances in spinal muscular atrophy research, from new techniques in gene therapy to drugs that show promise in slowing or stopping the progress of the disease. With such great promise in the research landscape, we know that no single group can develop a treatment for SMA alone—it requires collaboration between academics, industry, government, and families.
Our Annual SMA Conference is one of the primary ways we encourage this collaboration. And our Family Friendly Poster Session is one of the most anticipated events within the conference.
During the Family Friendly Poster Session, researchers deliver accessible presentations on their findings. The researchers get to see the impact that their work has on families, and families get to hear about the latest advances directly from the researchers themselves.
At the 2014 Annual SMA Conference, 31 research groups presented their scientific findings during this session, including 10 of the 15 ongoing SMA drug programs. In all, 1,400 families and researchers were there to share information and learn from each other.
If you missed the Family Friendly Poster Session at the 2014 Annual SMA Conference, or if you want to take another look at the posters shown, you can download them now and catch up on the latest SMA research news.