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MDA Scientific Conference To Focus On Therapy Development For Neuromuscular Diseases
Date:4/22/2013

TUCSON, Ariz., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some 500 members of the scientific and medical research community are scheduled to attend the 2013 MDA Scientific Conference, "Therapy Development for Neuromuscular Diseases: Translating Hope into Promise," April 21-24 in Washington, D.C., according to  representatives of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). MDA organizes the biennial conference.

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The conference will allow experts from various backgrounds — including the academic, corporate drug development and clinical arenas — to focus on therapeutic strategies for neuromuscular diseases and discuss how barriers to therapy development may be identified and overcome. 

Different aspects of therapy development, including novel targets, biomarkers, therapeutic modalities and new animal models, will be highlighted during the two-and-a-half day event, which will include more than 60 platform presentations and a poster session with an estimated 200 posters. A specially designed phone app will be available to help attendees optimize their time during the jam-packed conference.

"This conference offers a tremendous opportunity for professionals from different disciplines to share perspectives and bring each other up to date on the latest advances and techniques in neuromuscular disease research," said Frank Bennett , Ph.D., senior vice president of Isis Pharmaceuticals, who is serving as a co-chair of the conference.  Isis is currently conducting trials of potential antisense therapies for

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