SMA Seminar

The SMA Seminar is a dedicated meeting for healthcare professionals who work with spinal muscular atrophy patients. It aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience. The speakers include renowned experts in the field of spinal muscular atrophy.

The Seminar is only open to healthcare professionals, researchers, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, and representatives of official, recognised patient organisations in SMA. Individual patients or their families are not allowed to participate.

The programme is presented below.

Participation is free of cost and includes coffee breaks and lunch. All participants are also warmly invited to stay for dinner (cost: 50 PLN) and the integration evening as well as for the main part of the Weekend with SMA on Saturday and Sunday.

Registration closes on 30th June.

REGISTRATION

Registration is now closed.

Families who have recently received a diagnosis of SMA and who would like to attend the Conference, please contact us asap.

AGENDA

REGISTRATION
8:30–9:30
Kacper Ruciński  
Welcome
9:30–9:50
Prezes, Fundacja SMA
prof. dr hab. n. med. Katarzyna Kotulska-Jóźwiak  
Triaging and acceptance for treatment at the Child's Health Institute, Warsaw
9:50–10:20
Kierownik Kliniki Neurologii i Epileptologii, IP Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka w Warszawie
dr n. med. Anna Łusakowska  
SMA Registry and its role in triaging
10:20–10:40
Specjalista Neurolog, Katedra i Klinika Neurologii Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego
dr Agnieszka Stępień  
Physiotherapy after introduction of SMA treatment
10:40–11:00
Prezes Stowarzyszenia Fizjoterapia Polska, wykładowca w Katedrze Rehabilitacji, Wydział Rehabilitacji AWF w Warszawie
COFFEE BREAK
11:00–11:30
dr n. med. Anna Łusakowska  
Challenges in treating adult patients with SMA
11:30–12:00
Specjalista Neurolog, Katedra i Klinika Neurologii Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego
dr n. med. Tomasz Potaczek  
How to prepare the spine for nusinersen administration
12:00–12:30
Specjalista ortopedii i traumatologii narządu ruchuUniwersytecki Szpital Ortopedyczno-Rehabilitacyjny w Zakopanem
dr n. med. Zbigniew Szkulmowski (TBC)  
Non-invasive ventilation in SMA
12:30–13:00
Kierownik Ośrodka Wentylacji Domowej, Bydgoszcz
LUNCH
13:00–14:00
dr n. med. Adele D'Amico  
The Standard of Care in the new reality in SMA
14:00–14:20
Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital -Unit of Muscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders, Rome
prof. dr n. med. Laurent Servais  
Patient comfort during nusinersen administration: discussion
14:20–14:40
prof. dr n. med. Laurent Servais  
Towards SMA newborn screening in Europe
14:40–15:10
dr n. med. Maria Jędrzejowska  
A Polish SMA screening project
15:10–15:30
Specjalista genetyki klinicznej, Instytut Medycyny Doświadczalnej i Klinicznej im. M. Mossakowskiego PAN
COFFEE BREAK
15:30–16:00
TREATMENTS OF THE FUTURE
16:00–17:30

Presentations for clinicians: drug development progarmmes - Roche, Avexis, Novartis (TBC)