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FA Biomarker Meeting

Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)

Friday, September 28, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

FA Biomarker Meeting

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The Friedreich's Ataxia Biomarker Meeting will be held on September 28th, 2018 at the Center for Advance Medical Simulation and Learning in Tampa, FL. The purpose of the Biomarker meeting will be to review the state of biomarker and novel endpoint development for Friedreich's ataxia (FA). Our goal has been to support research to identify new biomarkers that might be appropriate for specific contexts of use (pharmacodynamic/response markers, prognostic and monitoring markers), and to prioritize which biomarkers should be moved into larger studies and for use in trials. The meeting will include sessions on systemic, CNS and cardiac biomarkers. FARA's first biomarker meeting in 2015 resulted in the initiation of three protocols to pilot new biomarkers, data from which will be presented this year. The goals of this 2018 biomarker meeting will be to assess our progress in biomarker development and, based on findings, prioritize specific areas of biomarker and endpoint work going forward. 

The meeting will be held in conjunction with FARA's signature gala event- the FARA Energy Ball. This multi-day experience kicks off with an educational symposium the evening of Thursday, September 27 that includes research updates from the field's leading scientists as well as an interactive patient panel. The event series will culminate with a high energy gala on Saturday, September 29 complete with plated dinner, live entertainment, and a silent and live auction rich with exclusive items and experiences. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

Hotel Block Information: 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center 

513 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602 ( 5 Min. Walk from CAMLS)

Block Name: FARA

Rate: $155/per night for Standard King and Double Rooms.  

Includes: Full hot breakfast buffet and two hour evening Happy Hour 

To make your reservation click HERE or Call +1-813-769-8300 and mention the FARA block. Must book by August 28th.

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Have questions about FA Biomarker Meeting? Contact Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)

When & Where

124 S Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602

Friday, September 28, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is a national, public, 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the pursuit of scientific research leading to treatments and a cure for Friedreich’s ataxia. 

FARA's Mission is to marshal and focus the resources and relationships needed to cure FA by raising funds for research, promoting public awareness, and aligning scientists, patients, clinicians, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies and other organizations dedicated to curing FA and related diseases.

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