Why the Friedreich’s Ataxia Scientific Symposium Is So Important

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by Chris Comish |

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Every year, the Friedreich’s ataxia community comes together to discuss the treatment of the disease. Scientists, researchers, medical professionals, patients and caregivers all gather in an effort to learn more about FA and figure out the best way to work together to find a cure.

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In this video from USF Health, patients and doctors share a little bit of background about Friedreich’s ataxia and how it affects the human body. Patients explain why the Friedreich’s Ataxia Scientific Symposium, hosted by USF Health and FARA (Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance), is one of the most important events for the FA community and why its continuation is critical as researchers move closer to finding a cure.

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