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  • 13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

    May 15 - 17, 2017
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and the New York Academy of Sciences

    The treatment for myasthenia gravis (MG) — a rare, acquired autoimmune syndrome resulting in severe muscle weakness and fatigue, significant disability, and decreased life expectancy — has improved dramatically in the last several decades. While modern medical advances have reduced MG mortality rates over the last several decades, there has been an increase in reported cases especially among the aging population. The number of diagnosed MG cases is expected to rise as the aging population increases and screening techniques for MG improve. From a public health perspective it is clear that increased understanding of the etiology underlying MG is critical for enhancing diagnosis and treatment of this disease. To better translate basic research discoveries into the standard treatment regimen of MG patients, the New York Academy of Sciences, in partnership with the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, will organize the 13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders.

    The conference will provide a forum for basic scientists and clinical researchers to discuss, disseminate, and highlight the advances and challenges of therapies for myasthenia gravis. The goals of this program are to: 1) provide a forum for basic, translational, and clinical researchers from academia and industry to present and discuss the most up-to-date findings in MG research; 2) explore and encourage multidisciplinary and multi-sector collaborations to enhance investigative approaches into MG and related autoimmune and neuromuscular disorders; 3) review current MG therapeutic options, ongoing clinical trials, and challenges and limitations faced in the clinic; and 4) identify knowledge gaps and future directions of research required for further breakthroughs. Ten plenary sessions will span the full spectrum of research from bench to bedside, including structure and function of the neuromuscular junction, advances in immunology, recent clinical developments related to MG, outcome measurements, clinical trial development, animal models of neuromuscular disease, MG treatment updates, congenital and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndromes, thymectomy, and the MGTX trial.

    Registration Pricing

      By 04/03/2017 After 04/03/2017 Onsite
    Member $650 $700 $750
    Member (Student / Postdoc) $400 $425 $450
    Nonmember (Academia) $800 $850 $900
    Nonmember (Corporate) $950 $1050 $1150
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $800 $850 $900
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow) $450 $475 $500

    Registration includes a complimentary, one-year Membership to the New York Academy of Sciences. Complimentary Memberships are provided to non-members only and cannot be used to renew or extend existing or expiring Memberships. A welcome email will be sent upon registration which will include your Membership credentials.

    The three days' events also will be broadcast as webinars; registration is required. Membership is not included with webinar registration.

    Please note: Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker's presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City where possible.

    Webinar Pricing, One Day (May 15, 16, or 17)

      By 04/03/2017 After 04/03/2017
    Member $100 $115
    Member (Student / Postdoc) $60 $70
    Nonmember (Academia) $125 $140
    Nonmember (Corporate) $150 $165
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $125 $140
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow) $70 $85

     

    Webinar Pricing, All Three Days

      By 04/03/2017 After 04/03/2017
    Member $255 $295
    Member (Student / Postdoc) $150 $180
    Nonmember (Academia) $320 $360
    Nonmember (Corporate) $385 $420
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $320 $360
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow) $180 $215


    Presented by

    • Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
    • The New York Academy of Sciences
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