2019 FSH Society International Research Congress

19 - 20 Jun 2019

Pharo Palace, Marseille, France

The FSH Society’s annual FSHD International Research Congress and Workshop is the premier annual platform for clinicians, medical researchers, and basic scientists to present and discuss new developments in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) research, reinforce collaborative efforts, and facilitate new initiatives, and coordinate research and clinical activities. With the recent advances in FSHD studies, the numerous developments, large sets of data, greater availability of biomaterials from multiple large research initiatives, a meeting for dissemination of new ideas, discussion of new strategies, collaboration and coordination is highly needed.

Important deadlines:

  • Scholarship applications are due by March 1, 2019
  • Abstracts are due by April, 1, 2019
  • Assignments for Poster/Presentation will be made by May 1, 2019
  • Conference registration deadline is May 20, 2019

Local host organization: Marseille Medical Genetics Center; Aix Marseille Université, INSERM; Department of Medical Genetics, La Timone Childrens’ Hospital, Marseille, FRANCE; GIPTIS: Genetic Institute for Patients, Therapies and Innovative Science

Co-chairs: Fréderique Magdinier, PhD, and George Padberg, MD

Program committee: Alexandra Belayew, PhD, Sabrina Sacconi, MD PhD, Stephen Tapscott, MD PhD, Rabi Tawil, MD, Rossella Tupler, MD PhD, Peter Zammit, PhD

Keynote speakers: Brad Cairns, PhD, University of Utah, and Prof. Michel Fardeau, Institute of Myologie

Conference schedule

  • Wednesday, June 19, 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 pm – Banquet
  • Thursday, June 20, 8:00 am-5:00 pm (Note: June 20 is World FSHD Day)


Registration is open to all researchers and clinicians working in FSHD and related fields.

For more information please go to the FSH Society's website https://www.fshsociety.org/news/2019irc/