As interest from the pharmaceutical industry in developing drugs to treat Ataxia continues to grow, we at the National Ataxia Foundation believe that collaboration among researchers, clinicians, pharmaceutical companies, and Ataxia patients has reached a critical moment. Each of these groups must work together, as partners, to advance progress toward better patient care and more effective treatments for Ataxia. The time is now!
Join us in Denver at the 63rd Annual Ataxia Conference to learn, share, network, and have fun.
Each person who is planning on attending any portion of the conference must register, including attendants. The conference registration fee gives access to all sessions, continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday morning, light appetizers at the Friday evening Meet & Greet Reception, and a plated meal at the Saturday evening banquet. Register online or call NAF at 763-553-0020 to register over the phone.
No refunds of registration fees for cancellations received after February 21, 2020.
The Sheraton Denver Downtown is the official conference hotel of the 2020 NAF Annual Ataxia Conference. It is located at 1550 Court Place, Denver CO 80202. Hotel reservations at the group rate will remain available at a group rate until February 1, 2020. A credit card is required at the time of booking.
The NAF group rate is $179 + taxes (currently 15.75%), per night. Please note there is limited availability on discounted rate rooms.
Non-ADA rooms must be booked directly through the hotel. Book a non-ADA room online or by phone at (888) 627-8405. When booking a reservation by phone, request the National Ataxia Foundation group rate. If you require a room with two beds please note your request and communicate the accurate number of people in your room when making your room reservation. Guest rooms in the Plaza Building are closest to convention spaces on the Concourse Level.
Book an ADA Room
ADA rooms cannot be reserved through the hotel – they must be requested through NAF. ADA room reservations will open at noon Central Time on November 5. Email your request AFTER 12pm Central Time on November 5th or call 763-553-0020 to be added to the list. ADA room reservations will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For questions about ADA room availability, contact Lori Shogren, Community Program and Services Director at 763-231-2743 or email@example.com.
About Sheraton Denver Downtown
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Sheraton Denver Downtown is located on the 16th Street Mall – which is a mile-long strip of bistros, microbreweries, shopping, and entertainment. The 16th Street Mall offers a free and accessible bus that travels 16th Street on a regular basis daily. More info: http://www.rtd-denver.com/FREEMallRide.shtml.
Most guest rooms and meeting space will be in the Plaza Building of the hotel on the Concourse Level. Access with a Room Key is required in the elevators to reach floors with guest rooms. If you require assistance with the elevator to reach your guest room floor, please see a Front Desk Agent. Be advised that the hotel will be undergoing some renovations. The Front Desk during the conference will be in the Tower Building. Visit the Sheraton Denver Downtown website http://www.sheratondenverdowntown.com/ or Sheraton Denver Fact Sheet for more information.
NAF offers travel grants to help with a portion of the costs associated with attending the conference. A limited number of grants is awarded each year. Adults or children with Ataxia are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted through January 6, 2020.
For questions about travel grants or to request that an application be mailed to you, contact:
Lori Shogren, Community Program and Services Director at 763-231-2743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite world-leading Ataxia researchers and physicians to present at AAC. The 2020 Annual Ataxia Conference keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeremy Schmahmann. Other speakers to be announced.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Clinical Professor of Neurology and Director of the Ataxia Center at UCLA Medical Center
NAF Research Director, Director of Institute for Translational Neuroscience, and Tulloch Professor of Genetics in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at University of Minnesota
Questions about speaking opportunities?
Contact Lori Shogren, Community Program and Services Director at 763-231-2743 or email@example.com.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Friday General Session Topics
Friday Lunch N’ Learn Session Topics
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Saturday General Session Topics
Saturday Lunch N’ Learn Session Topics
Thanks to all sponsors of the 2020 Annual Ataxia Conference for helping make this incredible program available to our community.
Interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor?
Contact Joel Sutherland, Development Director at 763-231-2748 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our event volunteers contribute to the success of the Annual Ataxia Conference. There are many opportunities to participate. To learn about volunteer opportunities, contact Mollie Utting, Communications Coordinator, at 763-553-0020 or email@example.com.
The following information can be used as a guide as you plan your trip needs in Denver. The National Ataxia Foundation does not endorse products, services, or manufacturers. Those mentioned below are included for your information only. The NAF assumes no liability for the use or contents of any product or service mentioned.
Check out Denver.org for tourist information including area information, things to do, events, and restaurants.
In Denver the average high temperature in March is 52 degrees and the average low temperature is 26 degrees.
Donation match provided by Priority Courier Experts and the Cossack Foundation
Every $1 you donate to the 2022 Research Drive will be matched with a $2 donation!