2019 International MJD Research Conference

Strengthening families & Communities


Science & Practice

NovEmber 12 - 13, 2019

University of the District of columbia

Washington, Dc USA


Thank You for helping us make this year's conference a success!

Visit the MJD Foundation's Website here to view the News Release and Available Video Recordings*.

News Release & Available Video Recordings*

*Video recordings have been made available with consent from the presenters. Check back regularly for more video presentations as they go live.

2019 Conference Aim

The purpose of this satellite meeting of the International Ataxia Research Conference (IARC) is to advance international research in Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD), also known as Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 (SCA3), and foster international collaborations to assist the scientific discovery of treatments and innovations in care for people living with MJD, their families and communities. We believe through strengthening partnerships we can achieve a future free from MJD.

Our mission is to elevate the voiced research interests of people living with MJD globally and to raise awareness about the Australian Aboriginal experience of MJD. This satellite meeting follows the 2015 International MJD Research Conference, hosted by the MJD Foundation (Australia) which took place in Cairns, Australia. We hope to generate broader interest among international researchers to travel to Australia to collaborate and attend a future conference. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C., USA in November!


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2660 Woodley Rd NW

Washington, DC 20008