Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium

About Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium

Each year, UMDF’s Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium brings together the best minds in mitochondrial medicine and the patients we serve. With over 700 attendees representing almost every state in the U.S. and more than 15 different countries, the Symposium is recognized as the world’s preeminent event for mitochondrial disease. 

Mitochondrial Medicine 2023 • Charlotte, NC








2023 Registration is NOW OPEN

Clinical & Scientific Program

Family Program

Event Location and Accommodations

Our 2023 Symposium takes place at Sheraton Charlotte Hotel/Le Méridien Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. Visit the hotel website. >>
(Please Note: Le Méridien and the Sheraton are connected – our room block is in the Sheraton.)

UMDF has a special group rate of $176 (+taxes & fees).  Reserve your room today!

Symposium Scholarships

The UMDF has a limited number of scholarships available to patients/caregivers.

Volunteer Awards

Join the fight by volunteering your time and talents to helping the cause. Because we can’t do it alone. Each year, UMDF honors the dedication of our volunteers. Nominate an individual for a UMDF Volunteer Award here.

Four Day Focus on Mitochondrial Medicine
for Scientists and Clinicians

Symposium provides an international stage for leaders in the field of mitochondria and offers programs to inspire the next generation of researchers. You will learn about the latest developments in the field of mitochondrial medicine, including industry advancements, potential treatments, therapies and cutting edge research. The event also gives the scientific communities the unique experience of engaging with affected patients to better understand symptoms and work faster towards a cure.

Click the button below to check out the invited speakers and program highlights for June 28 – July 1 in Charlotte, NC! 

Douglas C. Wallace, PhD, Director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, delivers the 2019 Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium Opening Address.

Programs to Connect Patient and Families

Symposium gives patients and families the opportunity to meet some of the top clinical mitochondrial specialists from around the world. There is a mix of education-based sessions, “Ask the Mito Doc” panel discussions, and social events to meet and connect with others who share your journey. You will discover an entire community of helpful resources and support services during the Symposium’s two-day family program.
“I am still always amazed by the true desire of the clinicians to speak and learn from us. You can tell your individual story. I LOVE connecting with people from the top to the bottom.”
Cheryl Porter, Georgia

“I enjoyed every aspect of the conference. The free time to interact with other attendees was just as beneficial as the seminars. There was so much to choose from and it was very well organized.”
Victoria Salerno, Pennsylvania

Symposium Sponsorships

Symposium is a unique experience for sponsors because it brings scientific, industry and patient communities together under one roof. As a sponsor, you will help UMDF maintain low registration fees for affected families and support our Symposium Scholarship fund.

Contact our Development Team or call 888-317-8633 to learn more about becoming a sponsor today!

Thanks to our Generous Sponsors for your continued support!

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A special thanks to this year’s sponsors:

The Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust


The Haggerty
Family Foundation

Religen Inc.

Saol Therapeutics