Worldwide, Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) affects about 1 in 50,000 people, making it the most common in a group of related disorders called hereditary ataxias. While there is currently no cure for FA, efforts continue to be made towards research that will one day halt or even reverse disease progression.
Every year, the Friedreich’s Ataxia Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia holds a one-day symposium to provide patients and families with up-to-date clinical information, therapeutic approaches and current research being conducted in the field of Friedreich’s Ataxia.
The Sixth Annual Friedreich’s Ataxia Symposium was held on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
Please visit our "Symposium Archive" page for topics and presentations from previous Friedreich's Ataxia symposia.