The Annual International SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting is the largest of its kind in the world focused on SMA and offering insightful discussion around new research and clinical care practices.

The Annual International SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting brings together researchers from academia, government, and biotech/pharmaceutical companies with multi-disciplinary healthcare providers who are diagnosing and caring for people with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The event is held in conjunction with Cure SMA’s Annual SMA Conference.

Goals for SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting

  • Create open communication of early, unpublished scientific data, accelerating the pace of research.
  • Foster collaborations, including cross-disciplinary knowledge sharing, integration of researchers and drug companies, and dialogue among new and leading clinicians.
  • Facilitate collaborative discussions between new and leading clinicians to achieve improved care for SMA.
  • Promote conversations between SMA community and clinicians, researchers, and industry partners.
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2021 Virtual SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting

Given the current state of the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, Cure SMA will hold its 2021 Annual SMA Conference and SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting virtually again this year. We believe this is the best decision for the health, safety, and well-being of our community, and know it would be difficult for us to create the valuable conference experience we have come to expect under current restrictions.

More information regarding the agenda and session registration for both the 2021 SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting and Annual SMA Conference will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned…

registration details coming soon!


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 look forward to coming together (virtually) in June!

If you have questions regarding the 2021 SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting, please email [email protected] or [email protected].

See more details below on abstract submission.



Submit a Presentation Abstract

Abstract submission for the 2021 SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting is now open!

Abstracts for posters and talks must be submitted by Friday, March 26, 2021. We ask that all abstract submissions for talks be on new and unpublished data. Talk selection will be based on the content of your abstract. If you are requesting a talk, please give enough detail for your submission to be evaluated.

Cure SMA will inform you whether your abstract has been selected by April 30, 2021.

Please report any problems with this form, or questions about the conference, to Jackie Glascock, Ph.D., at [email protected].

Please note that the character limits imposed include spaces. Formatting, such as bold and italics, are not possible within the form. ASCII extended characters may only be cut and pasted into the form. Please refrain from use of special characters, as they may not correctly translate once submitted.

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Research Meeting Sponsors

The research portion of the SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting could not happen without our dedicated sponsors. Please contact Vice President of Development, Erin Oganesian, at [email protected] or (847) 264-1188 with questions and for more information on sponsorship opportunities.