Conferences & Events

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Annual Ataxia Conference

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) organised the Annual Ataxia Conference  in Las Vegas, USA on March 30- April 1, 2023.

7th International ARSACS Symposium October 19-20, 2023

 It is a great opportunity to find out the latest advancements in ARSACS research and to exchange within participants to further advance knowledge that could lead to treatments. Details to come.


Ataxia Global Initiative Conference

The Ataxia Global Initiative (AGI) is a worldwide platform for clinical research in Ataxias. The conference was on November 4th – 5th   immediately after ICAR 2022. Both conferences included researchers, pharmaceutical companies and patient group representatives. Highlights of the conferences.

Past Conferences and Events

The 6th International Symposium on ARSACS – A success!

More than 200 participants from different backgrounds (academic, pharmaceutical and people with ARSACS) participated in the Symposium. An international network of ARSACS researchers who shared their research progress in a climate of collaboration and exchange of...

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Canadian Society of Molecular Biosciences conference

A virtual conference to be held on June 14-17, 2021. This scientific conference has relevance to ARSACS. The theme is protein homeostasis, or proteostasis, which include the systems for production and folding of proteins, and the quality control repair and degradation...

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Dre Gagnon at the International Ataxia Research Conference

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...

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Fourth International Symposium on ARSACS

Several researchers from different countries participated in the 4th Symposium on ARSACS held on November 10 &11 at the Neuro in Montreal. This conference provided an opportunity for researchers to share their knowledge and to discuss the progress of their...

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Third International Symposium on ARSACS

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...

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International Symposium on ARSACS in 2011

As part of the congress organised by the International Federation of Human Genetcis Societies held on October 11 2011 in Montréal, there was an international symposium on ARSACS organised by Dr. Brais on October 17. In fact, 35 researchers attended the International...

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