NAF coordinates the world’s largest annual Ataxia gathering – the Annual Ataxia Conference (AAC). For three days, conference attendees meet and learn from world-leading Ataxia researchers and clinicians, network, and reunite with old friends. Hundreds of people – from patients, to caregivers, to medical professionals – travel from all over the world to attend the conference.
The location moves each year – providing a broader opportunity for people to attend and travel. Accessibility accommodations are kept in mind when planning and choosing conference locations. Attendees get the opportunity to learn about Ataxia subjects such as: research, genetics, physical therapy, living with Ataxia, coping, financial planning, caregiving, and more.
A Travel Grant fund was created to help individuals attend the AAC. If you are interested in attending AAC, but need help with travel costs, you can apply for a grant. The Annual Ataxia Conference Travel Grant Fund is offered in remembrance of Arnie Gruetzmacher, who chaired the AAC planning committee from 1980-2016. The grants are funded by donations.
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