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.

11th Annual Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference : 19-20th April, 2018

Venue: Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, CB3 0DG

The conference is designed to engage both neuromuscular clinicians and scientists, nationally and internationally and is hosted jointly by the MRC Centre and Muscular Dystrophy UK.

It is designed to engage both neuromuscular clinicians and scientists, nationally and internationally.

Highlights will include:

  • Showcasing the best and latest developments in neuromuscular science, and their translation into patient benefit
  • UK and international speakers to provide state of the art overviews
  • Platform and poster presentations from submitted abstracts
  • Reception and dinner
  • Reduced registration fee for non-clinical trainees

For more information and registration please visit the conference website:

Muscular Dystrophy Patient Day - Sat 21st April 2018

Date: Saturday 21st April 2018
From: 9am to 4.30pm
Venue: Granta Centre, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AL

Muscular Dystrophy UK is running a free information day in Cambridge on Saturday 21st April for people affected by mitochondrial disease and other muscle-wasting conditions.

The day will be a great opportunity to meet other people living with mitochondrial myopathy as well as to ask the experts any questions.

There will be presentations from various specialists in the mitochondrial field:
Dr Grainne Gorman – Activity and exercise
Prof Rita Horvath – Clinical presentations and novel approaches for therapy in mitochondrial disease
Dr Robert Pitceathly – Current treatments for mitochondrial disease
Prof Robert McFarland – Prevention of mitochondrial disease
Registration and coffee will start at 9am and the day will finish at 4.30pm. The venue is accessible and parking is available.

For more information and how to book, please visit

If you have any questions, please email or call 0800 652 6352.

Mitochondrial Medicine Conference: 9-11th May, 2018

Venue: Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA

This conference will bring together leaders in the field of translational mitochondrial medicine, with a programme designed to engage and inspire the next generation of mitochondrial researchers. The meeting attracts international participants interested in mitochondrial diseases, working in molecular genetics, biochemistry, pathology, and clinical medicine.

The year’s meeting aims to bridge the gap between our current understanding of the mechanisms and processes that go awry in mitochondrial disease and the novel approaches being developed to treat them. We will also include sessions on clinical trial design and cohorts that are trial ready. In addition, there will be a late-breaking session focusing on new clinical intervention studies.

For more information and registration, please visit the conference website.

Mitochondrial Patient Evening - Oxford, Friday 5th October 2018

Friday 5th October 2018
From 5pm (exact timings TBC)
Venue: Tingewick Hall, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU

This event will include talks on both children’s and adult disorders, on advances in mitochondrial research and on how The Lily Foundation (the leading UK mitochondrial disease charity whose services include patient support) can help you.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Sabrina Sturdy on 01865 221007 /