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  • Create open communication of early, unpublished scientific data, accelerating the pace of research.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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2023 Annual SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting

The 2023 Annual SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Hotels from Wednesday, June 28 – Friday, June 30, 2023. Bringing 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 Annual Research & Clinical Care Meeting is the largest meeting dedicated to SMA research and care. We look forward to reuniting the community at this year’s 27th annual meeting to learn about the latest advances in research, treatments, and care.

As always, the Annual SMA Conference and Research & Clinical Care Meeting run in parallel with each other. Through these meetings, we bring together researchers, healthcare professionals, and families to network, learn, and collaborate. Please note that if you wish to attend any portion of The Annual SMA Conference for those affected by SMA, you must select the Community Conference add-on when registering.

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The Clinical Care Session of the 2023 Annual Cure SMA Research and Clinical Care Meeting Accreditation:

Additional information is pending. An update will be provided in March 2023. Please stay tuned!

Submit a Presentation Abstract

Abstract submission for the 2023 Annual SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting is now open. 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, so please give enough detail for your submission to be evaluated.

The deadline for abstract submission is on Friday, March 3, 2023. Notification of acceptance will occur on or before April 28, 2023.

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2023 Sponsors for Researcher Meeting

The Research 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.

Presenting Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Title Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

  • Biohaven Pharmaceuticals
  • The Dhont Family Foundation
  • The Jacob Issac Rappoport Foundation
  • The Luke 18:1 Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

  • Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals