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It is our pleasure to invite you to the II International Symposium on SCA36, which will take place in Cabana de Bergantiños, June 28-30, 2018.


SCA36 is an inherited, neuro-degenerative ataxia, initially identified in patients from the Asida region (Japan) and in the Costa da Morte (Galicia-Spain). Currently, SCA36 patients have been diagnosed in several other regions of the world. The cause of this disease is an expansion mutation of repetitive DNA within the gene NOP56.


The clinical manifestations of SCA36 have a late onset, and are mainly characterized by cerebellar ataxia, hearing loss and motor neuron signs. Current research on SCA36 is aimed at understanding the pathogenic mechanisms and the relationship with other neurodegenerative disorders caused by DNA expansions – including other ataxias, as well as ALS/FTD-C9ORF72. Histopathology, cellular and animal models, among other studies, is contributing to pave the way in search of therapeutic strategies.


We have prepared an ambitious scientific program, with participation of international experts in the field of ataxia and related disorders, both from a clinical and molecular-genetic perspective.


In collaboration with the patient associations AGA and FEGEREC, as well as the Town Council of Cabana de Bergantiños, we have also prepared an attractive social, educational and divulgative program.


We encourage all professionals interested in ataxias and neurological diseases, as well as patients and their families, to join us in the breathtaking village of Cabana de Bergantiños (A Coruña), located in the Atlantic coast of Galicia (Spain).



The Organizing Committee




June 28th - 30th, 2018



April 10th, 2018


May 1st, 2018


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