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Webinar | SMA Academy – Hot Topics in Basic SMA Research

September 22 @ 17:00 - 18:30 EDT

NMD4C and Biogen are pleased to invite you to our SMA Academy session on Hot Topics in Basic SMA Research, chaired by NMD4C steering committee member Dr. Rashmi Kothary.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 5:00pm ET

The SMA Academy has been developed in partnership with Biogen. The content and design of the presentations are created entirely by the individual speakers, and any potential conflicts of interest will be disclosed. The opinions presented are those of the presenters and are not necessarily those of Biogen Canada Inc.

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  1. Discuss the latest scientific research on the systemic nature of SMA
  2. Discuss the role of biomarkers in characterization of SMA severity and response to treatment
  3. Discuss the metabolic implications of SMA

Topics and speakers:

Lost in translation: The systemic features of SMA

Dr. Marc-Olivier Deguise

Using pre-clinical models to better understand metabolic demands and nutritional support in SMA

Dr. Melissa Bowerman

Biomarkers in SMA

Dr. Robin Parks

Panel discussion led by Dr. Rashmi Kothary


September 22
17:00 - 18:30 EDT