Newsletter October2021

  • Ataxia Global Conference - Orlando 2022:
    • Save the date: 18 & 19 March 2022
    • Abstract submission
    • Young Investigator travel award
  • Ataxia Global online symposium 22 & 23 November 2021
  • Events
  • Reminders

Ataxia Global Conference - Orlando 2022

On Friday 18 & Saturday 19 March 2022, we hope to meet you all for the next in-person Ataxia Global Conference. During this meeting, you can enjoy keynote talks on various topics, as well as hear the latest on progression towards trial readiness for ataxias. A preliminary programme is available here.

During this conference, there is the opportunity to present your work as a poster. Additionally, 6 - 8 abstracts will be selected for an oral presentation in one of the sessions. To submit your abstract, please use this template. The deadline for abstract submission is 30 November 2021.

Note that abstracts intended for the Ataxia Global Conference should have a strong focus on the goal of the AGI: trial readiness for ataxias. Abstracts should not be duplicated between ICAR and AGI, if applicable.

The AGI offers to provide up to 2,000 USD travel support for three young investigators to attend the Ataxia Global Conference and the International Congress for Ataxia Research (ICAR) in Orlando, March 2022.The three eligible young investigators (2 non-US and 1 US) are committed to ataxia research and – without financial support – would be unable to attend the Ataxia Global Conference and International Congress for Ataxia Research (ICAR) in Orlando, March 2022.

You can apply for this travel award until 30 November 2021. More information can be found on our website.

Ataxia Global online symposium 22 & 23 November 2021

The first Ataxia Global Initiative Symposium will take place on Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 November 2021. The meeting will be fully online. During this meeting, entitled 'Getting ready for clinical trials', you can hear the latest on the AGI projects and working groups. The programme is available here.

Please register using the link below in order to attend this meeting. Note that the business meeting is open to AGI members only, so if you have not applied for AGI membership yet, you should do so now!


9 November 2021
15.00 - 16.00 CET
ERN-RND webinar by Thomas Klockgether: Clinical Outcome Assessments in Ataxias

22 - 23 November 2021
Ataxia Global online symposium - 'Getting ready for clinical trials

18 - 19 March 2022
Ataxia Global Conference - Orlando, FL, USA


Nominations of new members for the AGI Steering Committee
The AGI Steering Committee (SC) currently consists of 13 members. Of these members, 2 represent patient organisations and the other members are from academia. According to the charter, the Steering Committee has room for 2 additional members. One of these spaces is reserved for a member from industry.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the AGI SC, or do you want to nominate someone for this position? Please follow the link below to send us your nominations! The deadline for nominations is 31 October 2021.

Voting will take place by AGI members in the first weeks of November, and the results will be communicated during the business meeting of the AGI symposium.

Note that nominating and voting for new SC members is open to AGI members only, so if you have not applied for AGI membership yet, you should do so now!
Become an AGI member or partner!
The application for membership and partnership of the AGI is now open on our website. More information about membership and partnership can be found in our charter.
As a member, you can nominate and vote for new members for the AGI Steering Committee, and you will get an invitation for the business meeting during the symposium in November.
Join a Working Group
Would you like to join an AGI Working Group? Please fill out the survey using the link below to provide us with your information.
Submit your project proposal
AGI projects are projects proposed by AGI members and endorsed by the Steering Committee. The next deadline for project proposals is 15 December 2021. Find more information on our website.

Contact us

Questions? Items for the next newsletter? Don't hesitate to contact us!

Ataxia Global Initiative Office Tübingen
Holm Graessner, Birte Zurek, and Annemarie Post

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