Registration is now open for industry and academic researchers to attend our 2016 SMA Researcher Meeting, which will be held June 16-18 in Anaheim, CA, at the Disneyland Hotel.
The SMA Researcher Meeting is the largest research meeting in the world specifically focused on SMA. The 2015 SMA Researcher Meeting set a record, with over 300 attendees and 110 different presentations on the latest developments in SMA research.
During this event, researchers from industry and academia meet to create open communication of early, unpublished scientific data, accelerating the pace of research.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.
Uniting the SMA Community
The SMA Researcher Meeting is one of two events that make up our Annual SMA Conference. The other is for families affected by SMA, who gather for workshops, keynote sessions, networking, and fun events such as a dance party, movie night, and more.
In addition, holding the SMA Researcher Meeting alongside the family conference allows us to offer unique opportunities for families and researchers to come together to learn from and collaborate with each other.
- A meet-and-greet event featuring the much loved “researcher relay race”
- A family-friendly research poster session, during which researchers present their findings in a way that is accessible to families and other lay audiences
- A panel discussion and Q&A with industry experts during one of the conference’s keynote sessions
Sharing New Discoveries
While the SMA Researcher Meeting attendance is for professional scientists only, we also publish summaries of the most exciting new discoveries after each year’s meeting.
If you missed any, check out the following summaries from our 2015 SMA Researcher Meeting: