Registration is now open for the 2017 Annual SMA Conference! The conference will be held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Disney World in Orlando, FL, from Thursday, June 29, through Sunday, July 2, 2017. We are excited to experience Disney together for a second straight year. Disney characters will be at many of our events, and we’re planning another special Disney evening for Saturday.
We are expecting a record-breaking year with well over 1,800 attendees. Due to the expected attendance, we are encouraging everyone to register and book your hotel early. The conference and our hotel block will both sell out well in advance of the registration deadline.
This is an historic time for the SMA community, and we have several new and exciting opportunities planned for 2017, including new sessions on access to treatments and insurance/coverage, plus special symposiums bringing patients and researchers together. All of this will take place alongside many beloved favorites such as our adults with SMA and teen socials, Researcher Relay Race, Meet & Greet, Family Friendly Poster Session, and more.
About the Annual SMA Conference
Every year, Cure SMA sponsors a conference to bring together the leading SMA researchers, clinicians, and families living with SMA. Cure SMA has been hosting the Annual SMA Conference since 1988. We look forward to reuniting as a community at this year’s conference in order to lend each other support and strength and to learn about the latest advances in research and care.
As always, the Family and the Researcher Conferences run alongside each other. Through the conferences, we bring together researchers, healthcare professionals, and families to network, learn, and collaborate. The Annual SMA Conference is the largest conference in the world for those affected by SMA, and also for those involved in providing support and care for SMA patients.
The weekend is filled with a wide variety of workshops, keynote sessions with leading researchers, a family-friendly research poster session, and more—plus fun events like our meet-and-greet/family fun fest, a pajama party & movie night as well as teen and adult social activities. There are also many opportunities to connect and interact with other SMA families and to receive first hand updates from the researchers.
Visit our conference website to register, to learn more about the special hotel rate for attendees, and more!
If you are an SMA researcher intending to register for the SMA Researcher Meeting, please note that registration for that portion of our conference will open in November. Please do not register for the family conference, so that we may ensure you are placed in the proper sessions.
The 2017 Annual SMA Conference is made possible by the generosity of sponsors and supporters. Please visit our conference website to see a complete list of sponsors.