The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) would like to invite young investigators—graduate/medical students and post-doctoral fellows—to submit abstracts for the 9th Annual Friedreich’s Ataxia Symposium to be held on October 16-17, 2016 in King of Prussia, PA. The symposium will include a reception on the evening of Sunday, October 16, and talks throughout the day on Monday, October 17, 2016. Posters will be up throughout the meeting with specific poster sessions during the reception on the 16th and breakfast and lunch on the 17th. We encourage you to share this information with young investigators in your lab who would benefit from gaining greater exposure to the FA community in addition to the experience of presenting their research data.

The Symposium presents an opportunity to engage with the patient community as well as network with other investigators. We wish to give young investigators the opportunity to meet and interact with FA patient families and to recognize how their work directly impacts patients’ lives while simultaneously giving the families more opportunity to learn about ongoing research.

Please click on the links below - to download the necessary information and submission form.

Call For Abstracts (PDF)

Abstract Submission Form (Word DOC)