MDA's 2015 Scientific Conference points the way toward tomorrow's therapies
posted on April 21, 2015 - 9:07am
Last month, MDA brought together more than 400 of the nation’s leading scientists, researchers and professionals specializing in neuromuscular disease research and care at its 2015 Scientific Conference in Washington, D.C., March 11–14. This pre-eminent gathering, hosted every other year, was designed to accelerate discoveries and drug development for families fighting neuromuscular diseases.
The conference, Nov. 4-6 in Orlando, Fla., will update families on research and address daily life issues
posted on August 5, 2011 - 3:33pm
The 2011 Periodic Paralysis Association Conference will be held Nov. 4-6 in Orlando, Fla., and is geared toward people with periodic paralysis (PP), their families, physicians and friends.
This is not an MDA meeting, but several current and former MDA research grantees will be speaking. Among them are:
New CMS-causing genetic mutations indentified
Scientists supported in part by MDA have identified mutations in the gene for the plectin protein as a rare cause of a congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS).