Are you are a physician who takes care of patients with spinal muscular atrophy? Do you want to learn more about this disease and the optimal care for these patients?
Join us for SMAfrica ahead of the 4th SMA Europe Congress in March 2024!
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about SMA: physiology, treatment, clinical trials, respiratory, orthopaedic, and nutritional management, physiotherapy (assessment and management), ethical considerations and newborn screening. Three full days of interactive training and discussion including plenary lectures, round-table discussions, and role-play around diagnosis announcement.
All with very high-flying speakers from Europe and the US.
And in the meantime a great opportunity to network with physicians from all aroundthe world and to become actively involved in the international SMA community.
Physicians from Africa involved in Spinal muscular atrophy care.
Sessions will be held in French or English, depending on participants’ preferences.
SMAfrica: Monday 11th March - Wednesday 13th March In Leuven, Belgium
SMA Europe: Thursday 14th March - Saturday 16th March In Ghent, Belgium
Three full days of congress about SMA with cutting edge talks from international speakers and plenty of opportunity to network. https://ghent2024.sma-europe.eu
Organised by Prof. Liesbeth DE WAELE, University Hospitals Leuven/KU Leuven, Belgium and Prof. Laurent SERVAIS, University of Oxford, UK; University of Liege, Belgium, with a prestigious faculty:
Prof. Richard FINKEL, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA
Prof. Maryam OSKOUI, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurosciences, McGill University, Canada
Prof. Kristl CLAEYS, University Hospitals Leuven/KU Leuven, Belgium
Dr Tamara DANGOULOFF, University of Liege, Belgium
Prof. Mieke BOON, University Hospitals Leuven/KU Leuven, Belgium
Dr Pierre MOENS, University Hospitals Leuven/KU Leuven, Belgium
Prof. Anne ROCHTUS, University Hospitals Leuven/KU Leuven, Belgium
Charlotte LILIEN, University of Oxford, UK
Marleen VAN DEN HAUWE, University Hospitals Leuven/KU Leuven, Belgium
Following costs will be covered entirely:
This is made possible by grants from the generous sponsors.
Full participation to the three days of SMAfrica, and to SMA Europe is required.
We do not cover for Visa costs, insurance costs, incidental costs or any other cost exposed without pre-approval.
Yes, it is! We want to privilege a face-to-face interaction with a group of maximum 25 participants.
Please send an email to declare your interest in participating to: email@example.com with your CV and a 1-page statement describing your activities, your connection to neuromuscular diseases, if any, and how you foresee that your participation in the workshop could benefit your (patient) community.
We hope to be able to accommodate all requests, but if not, we will prioritise the most diverse audience in terms of region and specialism.
You should register now! And certainly before December 15th 2023.
We will be happy to send an official invitation in a letter with the university header. We cannot commit to any other form of help.
To attend the entire duration of both events: SMAfrica and SMA Europe
To actively participate to SMAfrica
To submit in due time the required documents, including your CV
Published on 6 November 2023.