Mitochondrial Medicine 2015 Conference Will Be Held In June

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The Mitochondrial Medicine meeting is held annually by the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) concerning mitochondrial dysfunction and disease. This year, the meeting will be held in Herndon, VA and will include two sessions: the scientific and clinical meetings will take place between June 17 and 20, 2015, and family sessions will take place between June 19 and 20, 2015.

On June 18, the UMDF will hold its third “Day on the Hill” and both scientific and family attendees are encouraged to sign up to attend the event.

The UMDF Symposium is the largest meeting for the medical and scientific community that offers education and updates on the latest developments in mitochondrial medicine. The meeting offers physicians, nurses and medical professionals CME credits, and it will bring together basic science researchers with clinical researchers. The event’s participants come from several fields, such as genetics, biochemistry, pediatrics, cardiology, neurosciences, diabetes, cancer, nephrology and aging research.

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Several presentations about mitochondrial disease will be held to stimulate interaction between researchers. This year, the scientific session will be chaired by Marni Falk from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Danuta Krotoski from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health.

For individuals and families that are affected by mitochondrial diseases, the UMDF Symposium represents a unique opportunity to interact with clinicians and researchers currently leading promising research projects to address the disease. The meeting offers a program to meet a wide variety of needs concerning everyone affected: adults, caregivers, parents, and children. An opening session will also be held to prepare attendees for the entire conference.

The “Ask the Mito Doc” panel and the “The Doctor is In”  sessions will provide an opportunity for patients and families to ask questions to specialists in mitochondrial medicine. More information can be found at

Mitochondrial diseases are more common than previously recognized, and mitochondrial pathophysiology is now a recognized part of many disease processes, including heart disease, cancer, AIDS and diabetes. There have been significant advances in the molecular genetics, proteomics, epidemiology and clinical aspects of mitochondrial pathophysiology. The Mitochondrial Medicine meeting is directed toward the scientist and clinician interested in all aspects of mitochondrial science.

You can find more information here.