“The 11th ATP1A3 in Disease Symposium was held in Chicago on October 27-28, 2023, at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The four U.S. foundations jointly hosted the conference (Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, Cure AHC, Hope for Annabel, and For Henry AHC). Additional support for the conference came from the AHC foundations of the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, and Canada. The Northwestern University Department of Pharmacology provided local support for the conference. The meeting attracted 115 attendees from 14 countries and was presented in person and through a virtual platform.
The theme for the conference, Taking the Next Steps, was intended to encourage speakers and attendees to think about the future. The conference program consisted of four scientific sessions:
- Disease Natural History
- Basic Mechanisms / Neurophysiology
- Therapeutic Advances
- Quantifying Phenotypes & Clinical Trial Readiness and a poster session.
Attendees were engaged and enthusiastic and left feeling immense progress in the field.
Read the full summary of this meeting from Dr. George and other symposium summaries here.
The12th Symposium will be held in Barcelona, Spain November 14-15, 2024.