Dre Gagnon at the International Ataxia Research Conference

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Dr. Cynthia Gagnon with her PHD student Mrs. Isabelle Lessard presented at the International Ataxia Research conference held on September 27-30, 2017 in Pisa, Italy. The focus of the conference was a comprehensive scientific review of new research from disease definition to therapeutic treatments. More than 200 persons attended the presentation on motor functions and mobility for people with ARSACS. …

4th International Symposium on ARSACS

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Several researchers from different countries participated in the 4th Symposium on ARSACS held on November 10 & 11, 2016  at the Neuro in Montreal. This conference provided an opportunity for researchers to share their knowledge and to discuss the progress of their respective research. A representative from the University of North Carolina attended the Symposium given the current  discussions with the university for …

International collaboration to accelerate scientific discovery

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An international working group met on March 25 in the UK to discuss clinical measures that could be used to establish the efficacy of drugs in the treatment of Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay. This special meeting was held within the framework of the International Meeting for Research on ataxia organized by several associations dedicated to promoting research in ataxia including: AtaxiaUK, …

Third International Symposium on ARSACS

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December 26, 2014 – On November 12th and 13th,2014, The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital hosted the 3rd International Symposium focusing on advances in understanding ARSACS (Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay) in the larger context of mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration. This two day symposium, sponsored by the Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation and CIHR Institute of Genetics New Emerging Team …

Dr. McPherson – guest speaker at the 2014 Ataxia Investigators Meeting, Las Vegas

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Dr. Peter McPherson, whose research is funded by the Foundation, will be speaking on ARSACS on March 18-21,2014 at the 5th Ataxia Investigators Meeting (AIM) in Las Vegas. This would be part of a session based on the theme of mitochondrial function/dysfunction in ataxia. AIM will be held in conjunction with the 2014 National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) Annual Meeting. Furthermore, …