The Annual International SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting is the largest of its kind in the world focused specifically on SMA. It brings together researchers from academia, government, and biotech/pharmaceutical companies with multi-disciplinary healthcare providers who are diagnosing and caring for people affected by SMA.

2020 Meeting Goes Virtual!

The current state of the COVID-19 pandemic has led Cure SMA to reschedule its annual conference events as virtual gatherings. Please save the date for Cure SMA’s first-ever virtual SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting, taking place June 10-12, 2020—bringing together researchers and healthcare professionals for insightful discussions around new research and clinical care practices. More information regarding the agenda and session registration is available on the meeting’s website.

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Submit a Presentation Abstract

Abstract submission for the 2020 Research & Clinical Care Meeting is closed. Notification of acceptance will occur soon, as we convert our program to be virtual. We ask that all abstract submissions for talks be on new and unpublished data.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 your submission is selected, your registration, hotel, and travel for the conference will be supported by Cure SMA. More details will be provided upon notification of abstract acceptance.

Abstract Submission Closed


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  • Create open communication of early, unpublished scientific data, accelerating the pace of research.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 families and patients living with SMA, clinicians, researchers, and industry partners.