2019 MDA Engage Charcot-Marie-Tooth Symposium Scheduled on Nov. 9

At MDA, we believe in the power of research and the importance of building relationships among families, clinicians, and the scientists making discoveries to advance treatments and therapies. We invite individuals living with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), as well as caregivers and loved ones, to attend the MDA Engage CMT Symposium taking place Nov. 9 in Philadelphia at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel.

Dr. Steven Scherer

We are honored to have Dr. Steven Scherer, PhD, as the event chair. Dr. Scherer is a neurologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.   

“I am honored to chair MDA’s 2019 CMT Engage event in Philadelphia,” Dr. Scherer says. “In my career, I have seen firsthand how MDA has made a difference in the care of people who have neuromuscular diseases. By supporting MDA Care Centers for adults and children at the University of Pennsylvania, MDA has enabled us to provide care to thousands of people with neuromuscular disorders. By supporting research, MDA has paved the way for the new therapies that are now revolutionizing the treatments for people with neuromuscular disorders. I am proud to be a part of these efforts.”

Topics covered during this day-long symposium include a focus on best practices in clinical care, a dive into what’s happening with CMT, genetics and CMT, research, and more. A social gathering for attendees will begin at the conclusion of the symposium and will include refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. 

For a complete list of speakers and topics, and to register for the symposium, please click here. This event is free to attend, but pre-registration by Nocv. 4 is required. Discount hotel accommodations are also available.