Mitochondrial Disease

Conference Location




Scientific Meeting Welcome Message

On behalf of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF), the Mitochondria Research Society, the Mitochondrial Medicine Society, the Mitochondrial Physiology Society, and The Cleveland Clinic, we would like to invite you to attend Mitochondrial Medicine 2009: Capitol Hill, the UMDF’s international symposium dedicated to mitochondrial medicine, to be held June 24-27, 2009, at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

The symposium planning committee has brought together a spectacular faculty for this year’s symposium. Based on our past annual symposia, we expect several hundred researchers and clinicians to attend this meeting.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

This is the eleventh annual conference organized by UMDF, bringing together clinical and basic science researchers sharing an interest in mitochondria. Participants come from many fields, including biochemistry, genetics, neurosciences, cardiology, cancer, diabetes, nephrology, hematology, pediatrics and aging research. At any major scientific meeting, a handful of presentations on mitochondrial disease will be found, but in order to stimulate research interactions in this ever-expanding cross-disciplinary field, the UMDF symposium focuses entirely on mitochondrial medicine.

The UMDF mission is to promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.

Join us in Tysons Corner, just outside of Washington DC, as we continue to set the pace in mitochondrial medicine, encouraging the exchange of information and cultivating networks among physicians, researchers, patients and families!


Douglas Wallace, PhD
Course Chair
University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA

Erich Gnaiger, PhD
International Co-Chair
Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

Bruce H. Cohen, MD
CME Chair
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH


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