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  • Create open communication of early, unpublished scientific data, accelerating the pace of research.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 state of the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccination roll-out at the time, Cure SMA held its SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting virtually again in 2021—June 9-11, 2021. With the unwavering support of the SMA community, we remain committed to our mission and to serving our professional communities through the sharing of research and care updates.

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Did you miss the Clinical Care CME Session on Wednesday, June 9, 2021? You can still view and claim credit for this event, now through June 2022. Reach out to [email protected] for more details on gaining access to this CME program. You can see details about the session agenda and credit offerings in the links below.



2022 SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting

The 2022 SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting dates have been officially announced! Next year, we will gather from Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, June 17, 2022, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. If the unexpected circumstances surrounding the pandemic have shown us anything, it is how impactful this one week of the year is for researchers and medical professionals in the SMA community in sharing new research and knowledge. We cannot wait to welcome you back and hope to see you there!

More details about the 2022 Annual SMA Conference and SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting will be announced in the upcoming months, and registration will launch in the fall of 2021. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or [email protected].



Submit a Presentation Abstract

Abstract submission for the 2021 SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting is now closed and speakers have been notified. Please share any questions about abstract submissions with Jackie Glascock, Ph.D., at [email protected].

Keep an eye out for abstract submission dates in early 2022 for the SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting in Anaheim, CA!

Abstract Submission Closed

2021 Sponsors for Researcher Meeting

The Researcher 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

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