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National Ataxia Foundation





San Antonio, TX – March 10-11, 2017

60 Years. Proud Past. Focused Future.

A portion of the 2017 AAC Presentations will be transcribed in future issues of “Generations” and released on NAF’s YouTube Channel throughout the year. Currently, you can find presentations from the 2016 conference general sessions on NAF’s YouTube Channel.

Note: All presentations are in PDF and PowerPoint unless otherwise indicated.


NAF Update (PDF) (PPTX)
Joel Sutherland, Executive Director
National Ataxia Foundaton – Minneapolis, MN

Management of Ataxia through Care Teams (PDF) (16 MB)
Pravin Khemani, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, TX

From Shattered to Strength (PDF) (PPTX Video)
Jason Wolfer
Willamette Valley Ataxia Support Group Leader – Gervais, OR

Approaches to Develop Therapies for Ataxias (PDF) (36 MB)
Huda Zoghbi, MD
Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX

Clinical Trial Readiness (2 MB)
Henry Paulson, MD, PhD
University of Michigan Health System – Ann Arbor, MI

Safe Mobility Strategies; Proper Lifting/Transfers/Falls Prevention (PDF) (15 MB) (PPTX)
Julie Walker, DPT, NCS and Marlena Casey, OT/L
Johns Hopkins Medicine – Baltimore, MD


Advances in the Genetic Diagnosis of the Cerebellar Ataxias (PDF) (5 MB) (PPTX)
Brent Fogel, MD, PhD
UCLA – Los Angeles, CA

My Caregiver Story
Terri Alessi, LPN
Cicero, NY

Research Update (PDF) (3 MB) (PPTX)
Laura Ranum, PhD 
University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

Reproductive Strategies/Wrap-Up (PDF) (2 MB) (PPTX)
George “Chip” Wilmot, MD, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine – Atlanta, GA

General Exercise Recommendations (PDF) (4 MB) (PPTX)
Julie Walker, DPT, NCS
Johns Hopkins Medicine – Baltimore, MD

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