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.

2022 Summit of Strength In-Person Events, Registration Opening Soon:

  • September 10 – San Francisco Summit of Strength
  • September 24 – Baltimore Summit of Strength
  • October 15 – Chicago Summit of Strength
  • October 22 – Phoenix Summit of Strength
  • October 29 – Hartford Summit of Strength
  • November 5 – Miami Summit of Strength
  • November 19 – Anaheim Summit of Strength
  • December 3 – New Orleans Summit of Strength
  • December 10 – San Antonio 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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