Conferences & Events

Upcoming Conferences and Events

7th International ARSACS Symposium, October 19-20, 2023 in Montreal

A great opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in ARSACS research and to meet the ARSACS research team. You can attend this free scientific symposium either in-person or on-line.  This event is opened to anyone who is interested in rare neurological disease.The symposium begins directly following the close of the 2023 World Congress of Neurology (WCN), October 19 at 3 p.m.  New this year, a panel discussion with ARSACS patients, carers and partners.


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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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