Join us online for the largest Ataxia community gathering

March 10-13, 2021

Beginning at 12pm CST daily

Virtual Event

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Only $50 for exclusive access to all 4 fun-filled days of all your favorite Annual Ataxia Conference activities.

REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 15th FOR A FREE GIFT

Come as you are to NAF's 2021 Annual Ataxia Conference!

We’re excited to host the 2021 conference 100% online, broadening the event’s reach and making it accessible to our global community. No masks required since you will be joining us from the comfort of your own home. (You can even come in your pajamas!)

Whether this is your first time attending AAC or your 64th, we welcome you to enjoy the informative sessions and engaging networking opportunities. See old friends, make new friends, and hear from the leading Ataxia experts. Researchers and clinicians will unmask more about Ataxia and the progress being made toward new therapies.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in March!

REGISTRATION BEFORE FEBRUARY 15th FOR A FREE GIFT!

Sessions

We will have many great options for learning at the 2021 Annual Ataxia Conference. Below are the topics that will be covered in general or breakout sessions.

Join us for:

Agenda At-a-Glance


     WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
     12pm-4pm CST

Welcome & Orientation

AAC Newcomers Session

Newly Diagnosed Session

General Session

Exhibits & Networking

Welcome Reception

     
     THURSDAY, MARCH 11
     12pm-4pm CST

Opening Keynote

General Sessions

Networking Break

Breakout Sessions

Exhibit Hall Networking

     
     FRIDAY, MARCH 12
     12pm-4pm CST

General Sessions

Networking Break

Breakout Sessions

Exhibitor Panel Sessions

Exhibit Hall Networking

     
     SATURDAY, MARCH 13
     12pm-5:30pm CST

Birds of a Feather Sessions

Networking Break

Exhibit Hall Networking

Awards Ceremony & Dance Party

Speakers

NAF invites world-leading Ataxia researchers and physicians to present at AAC. The 2021 Annual Ataxia Conference keynote speaker will be Dr. Susan Perlman, MD. Other speakers to be announced. 

Susan Perlman, MD

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Neurologist
UCLA Neurological Services

Kristin Barañano, MD

Pediatric Neurologist
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Matthew Bower, MS, LGC

Certified Genetic Counselor
University of Minnesota

Kyle Bryant

Ride Ataxia Founder and Director
FARA

Mike DeRosa

Ataxia Support Group Leader
National Ataxia Foundation

Mark Desa

Ataxia Support Group Leader
National Ataxia Foundation

Letitia Diggs

Ataxia Support Group Leader
National Ataxia Foundation

Maneesha Finkle, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker
University of Michigan Ataxia Center

Sue Hagen

Research Services Director
National Ataxia Foundation

Carli Hanson

Community Member

Previn Khemani, MD, FAAN

Neurologist
Swedish Neuroscience Institute

David Lynch, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurologist
University of Pennsylvania

Natalie Marnica

Certified Yoga Therapist

John and Dana Mauro

Ataxia Support Group Leaders
National Ataxia Foundation

Chuck and Ondie Mitchell

Community Members

Courtney Ng

Community Member

Kelsey Poor

Public Relations Manager
Novaspace/Spacefest

Andrew Rosen

Executive Director
National Ataxia Foundation

Kelly Rutledge

Community Member

Jeremy Schmahmann, MD, FAAN, FANA, FANPA

Neurologist
Harvard Medical School

Vikram Shakkottai, MD, PhD

Neurologist
University of Michigan Ataxia Center

Lori Shogren

Program and Services Director
National Ataxia Foundation

Joel Sutherland

Development Director
National Ataxia Foundation

Emily Todd, MS, CDC

Certified Genetic Counselor
University of Colorado

Matthew and Jeannette Viveiros

Community Member

Stephanie Wilkins

Ataxia Support Group Leader
National Ataxia Foundation

George Wilmot, MD, PhD

Neurologist
Emory University

Theresa Zesiewicz, MD

Neurologist
University of South Florida

Huda Zoghbi, MD, PhD

Neurologist
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Join us as an exhibitor and enjoy an array of opportunities. Contact Jon Wegman at jon@ataxia.org for more information. 

LEARN ABOUT EXHIBITING AT AAC >>

Already exhibiting?  Please download the following documents to help you get started.

Sponsors

Thanks to our partners below for their support of 2021 AAC! Stay tuned for announcement of additional partners.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at our virtual event? Contact Joel Sutherland at joel@ataxia.org for more information. 

LEARN ABOUT SPONSORING AAC >>

FAQs

How much does registration cost?

$50. This fee will grant you access to all four days of the conference!

I can’t afford to register. Will the content be available after the event?

Registration Scholarships are available to a limited number of eligible persons. If you are diagnosed with Ataxia and want to attend, but cannot pay the registration fee, please apply for a Registration Scholarship. Recordings of some conference content will be made available on our website and YouTube channel after the event.

Does each person in my household need to register separately?

Each person that would like to interact on the virtual platform will need to complete their own registration with a unique email address. Only ONE event profile can be created per email address. There will be opportunities to attend special sessions specifically tailored to your interests and needs, chat with other attendees, and discuss topics important to you.

How do I join the conference on the day of the event?

Each registrant will receive an email with their unique login information and the link to join the conference in March. You will be able to login in advance to complete your profile and build your personal schedule. On the day(s) of the conference, you will use that information to login and join the fun.

Will there be social events at this virtual conference?

Yes! Even though we’ll be online, we will still offer plenty of fun ways to engage with other attendees and meet new friends. 

Registration Scholarships are available to a limited number of eligible persons. If you are diagnosed with Ataxia and want to attend, but cannot pay the registration fee, please request a Registration Scholarship. 

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