This page is intended to help ensure the mitochondrial community are aware of forthcoming events which may be of interest to them.

The NHS Highly Specialised Service for Rare Mitochondrial Diseases of Adults and Children cannot endorse or be responsible for the content of any of the courses advertised below.

Rare Body - Pint of Science Festival

24th May 2023

The Burleigh Arms, 9-11 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8EG

Mitochondrial diseases were thought to be extremely rare but are now recognised as being amongst the most common inherited diseases. For decades they were not recognised because the problems they cause overlap with common medical complaints. Working with affected families, researchers in Cambridge are part of a global endeavour to unravel the complex way that mitochondria are made. Join us to learn more about mitochondria and their role in pathology! 

Find out more and buy tickets for this event via this link

Mitocon - Mitochondrial Diseases Conference 2023

Mitocon is the main reference organization in Italy for people affected by mitochondrial diseases and their families. Since 2010, Mitocon has been organizing the National Conference on Mitochondrial Diseases, a unique opportunity for researchers, doctors, students, patients, families and caregivers to update, compare and exchange experiences, thanks to the participation of leading national and international experts.

The traditional Mito Conference consists of two main events: the Scientific Convention and the Conference for patients and familiesHowever, this year will be a special edition. The Mito Conference will in fact be held in the context of  EUROMIT 2023, the prestigious international conference on mitochondrial diseases.

  • 10 and 11 June, Conference for patients and families - Bologna. We will talk about associative development and territorial networks, rights and protections for rare patients and mitochondrial patients. Scientific updating sessions are planned (clinical studies, therapies close to the patient, mitochondrial replacement techniques) with the aim of continuing the process of active participation of stakeholders to build participatory, innovative and responsible scientific research. Sunday 11th there will be a session in collaboration with IMP, the International Federation of Patients' Associations, to get to know each other, network and exchange best practices. In parallel, it will be possible to request clinical consultations with the leading international experts.

The event will take place face-to-face.

For more information and to register, please click here

Euromit 2023

11th - 15th June 2023

Volvo Conference Centre, Bologna, Italy

EUROMIT is the premier international conference on mitochondrial disease.

The prestigious four-day event will host talks from globally renowned experts in the mitochondrial field, an exceptional opportunity to share information about the study of mitochondria needed for energy production within the human body.

The organisers encourage the participation of different professions ranging from clinicians, to clinical scientists and neuroscientists, to basic scientists. Young scientists and clinicians are also encouraged to participate and form the next generation of researchers in the field of Mitochondrial Medicine. 

Abstract submissions are now closed.

Registration is now open via this link

UMDF Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium 2023

28th June - 1st July 2023

The Sheraton/le Meridien Hotel, Charlottesville, North Carolina

The UMDF Symposium provides an international stage for leaders in the field of mitochondria and offers programmes to inspire the next generation of researchers. Sessions are focused on 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.

Programme highlights include;

  • The deep connections between inflammation and mechanisms of disease induced by mitochondrial stress.
  • The interplay between mitochondrial metabolism and the immune system and the modulation of that interaction by viral infections.
  • The development of novel biomarkers for mitochondrial disease that can potentially be used to validate diagnostic evaluation and outcome of therapeutic trials.

There is also a programme of sessions designed for patients and families.

Full details including how to register can be found here.

9th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

July 1st - 4th 2023

Hungexpo, Budapest

The amount of data available in neurology, neuroscience, neurobiology and related disciplines is rising exponentially and our ability to analyse and utilise those data is becoming ever more sophisticated. This will be the topic of the overarching theme of the European Academy’s 2023 annual congress, ‘Neurology Beyond Big Data’, where concepts, recent advances, opportunities and challenges will be discussed.

For registration details please click here

For the full programme please click here

Empower & Inspire - 2nd Annual Leigh Syndrome Symposium

Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

Virtual Event

Join the CureMito Foundation for their 2nd annual conference focused on Leigh Syndrome.

This event is open to patients, their families, industry, and researchers and will focus on the latest research related to Leigh syndrome

More information about the programme will be released closer to the time.

Registration is now open. Register here