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The International Symposium on Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS)

The International Symposium on Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS) will take place on October 17, 2011 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. It will bring together international and Canadian leaders in the field of hereditary spastic ataxias with a special interest in Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix Saguenay (ARSACS). The symposium will honour the exceptional contribution of the Canadian neurologist of international reputation, Jean-Pierre Bouchard, who described the condition in 1978, the year he turned 70. The one day symposium immediately follows the annual meeting of the American Society for Human Genetics and the 12th International Congress of Human Genetics held in Montreal on October 11-15, 2011. These meetings will bring to Montreal a significant number of clinicians and researchers interested in spastic ataxia research.