Attendees at the Lafora disease science Symposium 2023 in Bologna

Lafora Symposium 2023 in review

Attendees at the Lafora disease science Symposium 2023 in Bologna

The 8th Lafora Disease Science Symposium was held October 9-10th, 2023, in Bologna, Italy. It was the largest event yet, with more than 30 researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates gathered to share their expertise on Lafora Disease. The community joined worldwide to work toward improving treatment for Lafora patients.

Thank you to all the attendees

The team at Chelsea’s Hope was grateful to be able to meet in person and connect with our incredible partners and families who support our mission.

Families, you are why we exist. Reaching a cure for our children motivates our work daily, and we know you share that goal. We are thankful to be a part of a committed community worldwide that is fighting Lafora Disease.

To all speakers, thank you for sharing your time and expertise with the Lafora Community at our Symposium this week! Your presentations gave us hope that better treatment options for our patients are coming soon. Truly, we are so grateful for the Lafora research network and dedicated clinicians who collaborate to find a cure for our kids. 

Thank you to the fantastic hosts in Bologna from ISNB IRCCS. You made us all feel welcome, and we look forward to future symposiums in Italy.

We are immensely grateful to our partner organizations, whom we commit to continue connecting with to advance our joint fight against Lafora Disease.

Finally, to all attendees of the 2023 Lafora Symposium, thank you for joining us in Bologna! If you have any photos from the Symposium that you’d like to share, please upload them HEREAnyone can view the photos there by clicking the link. With a Google Drive account, anyone can upload pictures, too. Use #LaforaSymposium23 on social media and tag us @chelseashopelaforacure!

Connecting with other families and hearing new data, research, and ideas from the Symposium speakers inspired a new level of hope in us as an organization. A key takeaway for us is that together, we can achieve more.

Together, we can fight Lafora.