Diner des Producteurs
Le Diner des Producteurs, an annual major fundraising event to support ARSACS research, will be under the Honorary Presidency of Mr. Vincent Chiara on Thursday October 27, 2022.
Progress has been made over the years in identifying the source of the disorder. Your support is crucial to continue funding high potential research projects as well as a clinical trial
Thank you for your support.
Researchers & Pharmaceuticals
Apply for a grant
The Foundation provides grants and opportunities to researchers.The research grant could be as high as $100,000 for a 12 month period and could be renewed for a second year.
Research tools available
- Sacs Knock Out mouse (#033221)
- Sacs Knock In mouse (#033385)
- iPS cells derived from samples taken from people diagnosed with ARSACS (homozygous c.8844delT).
The Foundation organizes and supports conferences such as the International ARSACS Symposium.
Preclinical and clinical trials
The Foundation is looking for partners to conduct preclinical and clinical trials. It has the expertise and the tools available.
The Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation’s mission is to discover and develop a treatment for the Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS).
The Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation, founded in 2006, is a charitable organization federally registered with no employees and is supported entirely by private donations and volunteers
Drs Justin Wolter and Paul Chapple’ s ARSACS research “Multi-omic profiling reveals the ataxia protein sacsin
is required for integrin trafficking and synaptic organization” has been published in the Cell Reports on November 1, 2022. Furthermore, the University of North Carolina has issued a press release. Both researchers have been funded in part by the Foundation.
As part of its mission, the Foundation is financing 15 teams of researchers in Quebec/Canada and internationally for a total amount of $940,000 for 2022-2023. 10 promissing projects whose objective is to discover a treatment for ARSACS. Project description.
Thank you for participating in the PROSPAX surveys! There was a good response and your input will be used to develop an assessment tool to measure changes in a person living with ARSACS over time. Survey results.
Mr. Chiara, president and founder of MACH, is one of the main players in the real estate field in Quebec and Canada. The 15th edition of the “Diner des Producteurs”, annual fundraising event for ARSACS, will take place on October 27,2022. Reservation form.
In July 2022, the PROSPAX and TREAT-ARCA consortia held a joint annual meeting in Berlin, Germany, including researchers, clinicians, and representatives from Euro-ataxia and the Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation. A fantastic opportunity for researchers around the world to meet, discuss ideas, and together contribute to research advancement. Summary.
Dr. Mohan Babu’s article was published by Elsevier in September 2022. Dr. Babu is part of the ARSACS research team and has received funding from the Foundation for this project. Elsevier is an academic publishing company specializing in scientific, technical, and medical content.