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National Ataxia Foundation

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Ataxia Investigators Meetings

Launched in 2005, NAF’s biennial Ataxia Investigators Meeting (AIM) brought together world-leading Ataxia clinicians and scientists who are working to accelerate the pace of Ataxia research, better understand the disease, and develop therapies. AIM has since been replaced with a collaborative international effort.

International Congress for Ataxia Research (ICAR)

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF), the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), and Ataxia UK partnered to offer the International Congress for Ataxia Research (ICAR).
 
The Congress will combine the best of our organizations’ popular research meetings, including NAF’s Ataxia Investigators Meeting (AIM) and the International Ataxia Research Conference (IARC), co-led by FARA, Ataxia UK, GoFAR, and other partner organizations. ICAR will cover aspects of cerebellar function, neurodegeneration, and treatment of Ataxias, and will provide ample opportunities to network, as well as interact with Ataxia patients and families. Leading the scientific steering committee are Co-Chairs Stefan-M. Pulst, M.D., Dr. med., Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah, USA, and Massimo Pandolfo, M.D., F.A.A.N., F.E.A.N., Professor of Neurology at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Hôpital Erasme, Belgium.
 
“I am extremely excited to co-chair this new Ataxia meeting that will bring together clinicians and scientists from around the world and at all stages of their careers”, says Professor Pulst. “The congress will cover diverse topics ranging from cerebellar function and imaging to novel therapies in sporadic and genetic Ataxias”.
 
As research on Ataxia continues to advance and pharmaceutical interest grows, international collaboration among patient advocacy groups, scientific and clinical researchers, and pharmaceutical companies is more critical than ever. 
 
Professor Pandolfo states, “It is a great privilege to co-chair ICAR 2022, I expect exciting new developments in diagnosis, pathophysiology and particularly treatment. The meeting will be designed in order to maximize interaction, develop existing collaborations and prompt new ones.” 
 
NAF, FARA and Ataxia UK are thrilled to be working together to host what will undoubtedly be hailed as the conference to attend in 2022! ICAR information will be available at ataxiacongress.org

Previous AIM Photos

2018

AIM 2018 Investigators Group Shot

2016

AIM 2016 Investigators Group Shot

2014

AIM 2014 Investigators Group Shot

2012

AIM 2012 Investigators Group Shot

2010

AIM 2010 Investigators Group Shot

 

Meeting Program (PDF) Links

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