A Summit of Strength is a single-day educational event hosted by Cure SMA. Summits provide information for all people with SMA and their caregivers, while also strengthening bonds within our local SMA communities.

Summits of Strength

These one-day mini conferences give families, adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and caregivers an opportunity to network and learn from national and local experts about the latest advances in treatment, care, advocacy, and support. Each Summit offers a unique agenda of topics ranging from standard of care, research and clinical trials, navigating the special education process, stress management techniques, and much more! Presenters are experts in their fields, with years of experience specific to SMA. At these events, there is an opportunity for attendees to have their questions answered by these specialists in an intimate setting.

Past 2022 Summit of Strength In-Person Events

  • February 5 – Atlanta Summit of Strength
  • February 19 – Orlando Summit of Strength
  • March 5 – Seattle Summit of Strength
  • March 19 – Nashville Summit of Strength
  • May 7 – Charleston Summit of Strength
  • May 14 – Denver Summit of Strength
  • July 23 – Boston Summit of Strength
  • July 30 – Minneapolis Summit of Strength

Summit of Strength Webinar Series

Considering event cancellations across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cure SMA launched the Summit of Strength Webinar Series—focused on topics tailored to help individuals and families with SMA during this life in quarantine. We have concluded our events for 2020, but you can still check out recordings for previously held Summit of Strength webinars.

Summit of Strength Sponsors


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