Title: Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Current and Emerging Therapies
By the end of this session, you should:
1) Review clinical presentation of spinal muscular atrophy
2) Discuss pathophysiology in spinal muscular atrophy
3) Review current disease-modifying therapies in spinal muscular atrophy
4) Review experimental disease-modifying therapeutic strategies in spinal muscular atrophy
Speaker: Dr. Edward Leung, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Edward Leung is a pediatric neurologist and the section head of pediatric neurology at University of Manitoba. He completed his medical school at the University of Toronto, his pediatrics residency at the University of Saskatchewan and his pediatric neurology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He completed a clinical research fellowship on MR spectroscopy neuroimaging and glutaric acidemia type 1 at the University of Manitoba. His research interest is in neurogenetic diseases.