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Canadian Ataxia Conference

The Canadian Ataxia Conference 2013 will take place on Saturday October 12th and on Sunday October 13th. The two day conference will combine social, intellectual, and artistic features so the community and Ataxians can come together in many different ways. The Conference is a fundraising event for CAFA (Canadian Association for Familial Ataxias) a Canadian charity that supports research for Ataxia and Ataxians in Canada.

This year's conference will involve Healthcare presentations, Research presentations, a Concert Opera, Buffet Banquets, a Financial Seminar, Physiotherapy presentations, and a closing ceremony.

Presenting this year are Genetic Researcher Dr. Jacques Tremblay, Sick Kids Hospital Neurologist Dr. Grace Yoon, RQMO (Regroupement québécois des maladies orphelines) president Gail Ouellette. Tribute videos of Ataxia survivors Kama Soles of Saskatoon, Lisa Hetherington of Hamilton, and Marilys Pinet of Sherbrooke. Musicians performing in the benefit concert entitled "Limitless With Limitations" are Mike McKyes, Pete Comrie, Janet Salyn, Roger Foley, Kristin Vardon, and many others. The banquet will be held in the honour of Order of Canada recipient and philanthropist, Claude St-Jean.

The Conference will be held at the Central Library building, 251 Dundas St. London Ontario. The sessions will take place in the Stevenson & Hunt rooms and Crush Lobby, the Concert Opera will take place in the Wolf Performance Hall. For more information about CAFA visit http://www.lacaf.org, and their Central branch at http://central.lacaf.org. Visit http://www.canadianataxiaconference.com for more information.

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