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Ataxia Clinical Training (ACT)

Two-day program to acquire practical knowledge about the diagnostic investigation and treatment of the Ataxias.

MARCH 17-19, 2022 | VIRTUAL

NAF’s Ataxia Clinical Training (ACT) program will debut in on March 17-19, 2022. There are 35-40 slots available for this training opportunity. The primary objective of this training session is to acquire practical knowledge about the diagnostic investigation and treatment of the Ataxias through a series of didactic talks by clinicians who have significant experience in this area. The attendees will also be introduced to ongoing research in the field of Ataxia and will have the ability to personally interact with patients and families affected by a wide-spectrum of Ataxic disorders. The ACT will include topics on diagnostic approach to Ataxias, heredodegenerative and Acquired Ataxias, neurogenetics of Ataxias, treatment of Ataxia, and research on Ataxia.

Ataxia Clinical Training

Selected Fellows will have the ability to interact with Ataxia experts, many of whom are reputable clinicians and scientists, and explore opportunities for specializing in this field which has a need for new talent and ideas given we are ushering in an era of cutting-edge molecular, biopharmaceutical and bioengineering tools which hold significant promise for the cure of neurodegenerative disorders. The highlight of the ACT will be virtual interactions between fellows and patients affected by a wide-spectrum of Ataxic disorders. Very few conferences offer the opportunity to bolster didactic knowledge with clinical experience making this course unique in its training scope.

Opportunities for virtual networking and a social event with “refreshments” will be provided by NAF and its sponsors. The finalized agenda for the meeting will be distributed to attendees who are committed to attending.

HOW TO ATTEND ACT

We invite movement disorders fellows to participate in this program and gain clinical and scientific knowledge to effectively treat patients and families affected by Ataxia.

To be considered for this training, we request

  1. A brief letter of interest from each fellow, approved by the fellowship director, about why they would like to participate in this program.
  2. Name and contact information of the fellow and their program.

Correspondence should be addressed to Sue Hagen, NAF Research Services Director at susan@ataxia.org.

OTHER EVENT INFORMATION

All ACT attendees are invited to a virtual social event on Thursday, March 17. More details will be provided but it will provide a chance to relax and get to know the other fellows and faculty who will be participating. 

For more information contact Sue Hagen, NAF Research Services Director at susan@ataxia.org.

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