KDA Supports Gordon Conference on CAG Repeat Diseases
Support for research and education on Kennedy’s Disease (SBMA) are the main functions of the KDA, with almost 95% of all donated funds going to research on and education about this devastating disease. This year, in addition to funding our annual grants and fellowships programs, KDA provided $5,000 for scholarships to allow researchers to attend the 2023 Gordon Conference on “CAG Triplet Repeat Disorders” to be held in June in Vermont. This conference is part of the Gordon Research Conferences, an internationally recognized program for scientists to present and discuss new research in many fields. The Vermont conference will focus on SBMA in addition to related, CAG repeat diseases such as Huntington’s disease, the spinocerebellar ataxias 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 12 and 17, and dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy. Conference attendees will hear presentations from senior SBMA researchers and have a chance to participate in discussions about potential treatments. The conference will be held on June 11-16.