Ataxia UK Research Conferences
Here you can read all about the ataxia research conferences that our Research team attend and help to organise.
International Ataxia Research Conferences
International Ataxia Research Conferences (IARC) are held every two years and hosted in a different country every time. Ataxia researchers from across the world come together to share the latest news and results of research.
The first IARC was held in 2015 at Windsor (UK), and hosted by Ataxia UK. It was the largest conference on ataxia ever held, and was incredibly successful.
The second IARC was organised by Ataxia UK, FARA and GoFAR and took place in Pisa (Italy), 2017. It was key for researchers, clinicians and representatives from pharma/biotech companies who have an interest in research on ataxia.
The latest IARC was held in 2019 in Washington, DC. It was organised by Ataxia UK, FARA, FARA Australia and GoFAR, and was a great success, with over 400 attendees.
Previous International Ataxia Research Conferences
Below are the write ups of our past three International Ataxia Research Conferences, which Ataxia UK, along with two other ataxia organisations GoFar and FARA, helped to organise.
Ataxia UK's Research department regularly attend conferences at which ataxia is relevant, including those held by Rare Disease UK, Genetic Alliance, Findacure and many other such organisations. We do this to collaborate with as many organisations as possible, raising awareness of ataxia whilst contributing to research.