American Academy of Neurology

Alexion Participates in 2020 AAN Early Leaders Program | Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders

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In these unprecedented times, our ability to collaborate and innovate virtually is more important now than ever. Alexion supports American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Leadership programs that provide unique experience to exceptional early-career neurologists who are aspiring to become the next generation of leaders within the AAN and the neurology field.

Big Impact in Bio: Funding the Translation From Bench to Bedside at the American Academy

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At a meeting of the American Academy of Neurology last year, Megan Krench saw something remarkable: Children, previously unable to move their head or sit up, were turning their heads to look at their parents, sitting up, and even walking. It was a video of a company’s clinical trial for a gene therapy to treat a devastating childhood neuromuscular disorder, spinal muscular atrophy. Infants with this disease typically never reach any developmental milestones, and most die by age two.

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