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SMA UK is very excited to have the opportunity to send three representatives to Ghent in Belgium for SMA Europe’s 4th International Scientific Congress on Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Giles Lomax (SMA UK CEO), Portia Thorman (Head of Advocacy and Community) and Luis Canto E Castro (Community Engagement Lead) will all be attending the conference.

Nicole Gusset, SMA Europe President, says:

“SMA Europe takes great pride in inviting scientists and young researchers as well as clinicians and other healthcare professionals from all over the world to attend the 4th International Congress on Spinal Muscular Atrophy, from 14th to 16th March 2024 in Ghent, Belgium.

SMA Europe is the European umbrella for national SMA patient organisations. One of its core activities is to foster patient-relevant research in the field of SMA, to communicate the value generated from research, and consequently to ensure future support for research within our community.

The goal of our scientific congress is to bring together an international and multi-disciplinary group of scientists and health-care professionals. We provide a forum for them to present and exchange their breakthrough ideas on SMA, especially also the patient-relevance of their findings, and to cement existing and stimulate new collaborations.

Our scientific congress features highly respected, internationally renowned speakers. Equally important, it is a platform for talented young researchers. Together with health-care professionals and patient experts, they will discuss, debate and dissect significant new developments and advancements relating to SMA. Moreover, they will share their visions for the future of SMA research. By providing an opportunity to exchange scientific evidence and clinical experiences, we trust that the conference will lead to ever-improved treatment and care for patients living with SMA.

The International Congress on Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with colleagues who are as passionate about advancing the field of SMA, as you are.”

You can download the whole programme of events here

Read a summary of events for SMA Europe’s 4th International Scientific Congress here