President’s Welcome

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Krakow for our International Scientific Congress on spinal muscular atrophy lead by SMA Europe, which will take place from 25 to 27 January 2018 in Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University.
Spinal muscular atrophy is experiencing exceptional times. Research has progressed significantly, clinical trials have multiplied, new treatments are coming on the market. Therefore, it was important for us, as representatives of SMA patients, to bring together in Europe all the scientists in the field. Innovative therapies and new care forms are essential to all of us, especially the sick and their families, who fight the disease on a daily basis.

More broadly, this development, these results show that it is really possible to accelerate the development of treatments by bringing together researchers and doctors. The best experts in this emerging discipline from all five continents are expected to present and compare their latest work and discoveries not only in basic, but also in clinical research and in therapies.

Marie-Christine Ouillade
President, SMA Europe

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25–27 January 2018


Auditorium Maximum
Jagiellonian University
ul. Krupnicza 33, 30-001 Kraków