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.

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 2021 • Charlotte, NC

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2021 Registration Opens Soon

Save the date! Registration for Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium 2021 opens soon.

A limited number of Symposium Scholarships are available to affected individuals.  Learn More →

Event Location and Accommodations

Our 2021 Symposium takes place in charming Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Le Méridien hotel in Uptown. The venue is within easy reach of downtown businesses and nightlife, and offers a fitness center, two pools, onsite dining and a rooftop bar with views of the Charlotte skyline. Reserve your group rate today!

Please NOTE: The Sheraton and the Le Méridien are connected and attendees can receive the UMDF group rate of $172/night for either hotel. The main meeting space will take place in the Sheraton.

Clinical & Scientific Program

June 23-26, 2021

Family Program

June 25-26, 2021

Four-Day Focus on Science

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.

Coming Soon: Enroll in UMDF’s sponsored CME-accredited program.

UMDF welcomes the submission of abstracts.

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!

FAQ

Is the event wheelchair accessible?
Yes. UMDF will accommodate attendees in wheelchairs inside the meeting space. If you require a handicapped accessible hotel room, please contact the hotel directly.
Can I reserve a scooter to get around the event?

Motorized scooters must be reserved in advance. We will be unable to fulfill onsite requests. 

Is there a dress code?
Attire is casual with exception to Friday’s ‘Evening of Energy’ banquet. The banquet is more formal, so business casual or wedding attire is recommended. Otherwise, wear comfortable clothing as you will be sitting for long periods of time and we suggest you dress in layers as the meeting rooms tend to be cold.
Are meals included with my registration?
Your registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch at the venue. UMDF will do its best to provide healthy choices, however, if you have restrictive dietary needs, we suggest you contact the hotel directly.
Can children come to the event?
Children are not permitted in the Symposium sessions (unless otherwise noted) as this event is intended as a professional and educational weekend for adult participants. UMDF does not provide childcare, so you will need to make other arrangements. If you need to find local childcare, we can connect you with local families for potential contacts.
Do I have to pay to park at the hotel during the event?
Yes, hotel parking is $20 per day.

Looking for more information?
Email us at symposium@umdf.org

Power Surge 2020:

A Virtual Event

June 26 – 27, 2020
International Virtual Event

Programs to Connect Patient and Families

UMDF’s four-day Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium was completely reimagined this year as a virtual event. Power Surge 2020 was a successful and unique online experience for patients, their families and the mitochondrial medicine community.

Power Surge 2020 covered thought-provoking discussions surrounding clinical trials, as well as current topics facing our patient community in today’s unprecedented landscape. For two consecutive days, attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions and engage in live conversations through online chat and polling.

From couches all over the world, the mitochondrial community came together to share the latest research, collaborative initiatives and new hope for potential treatments and therapies. Thank you to our generous Power Surge 2020 sponsors, speakers and participants for creating an event that will go down in the history books.

Visit Mito U to access Power Surge 2020 videos and content.

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