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2016 FightSMA Annual Research Conference

April 7-9, 2016 in Alexandria, Virginia

FightSMA's Annual Research Conference is a unique event bringing together experts from across the globe to advance science towards effective treatments for spinal muscular atrophy—still the most common genetic cause of death for young children.

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Read about Biogen, this year's Presenting Sponsor

Check out our 2015 conference webcast


The FightSMA Annual Research Conference is the only conference of its kind, created specifically for researchers in the field of spinal muscular atrophy. This cutting-edge forum creates a unique space which promotes dialogue, debate and collaboration in order to accelerate research towards effective treatments for spinal muscular atrophy. Through your sponsorship, FightSMA will have a lasting impact on the fight to cure spinal muscular atrophy and on thousands of children and families. SMA is the most common genetic cause of death for young children. SMA does not discriminate, universally affecting all races and genders. Investment in SMA research also lays the groundwork for answers for countless other diseases, like ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, the muscular dystrophies, some forms of cancer and even spinal cord injury. FightSMA has been leading advancements in the SMA landscape for over 20 years and is more optimistic than ever before.