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.

Oxford Mitochondrial Service Patient Support - Informal Coffee Mornings

The dates for the next 2 coffee mornings are as follows

Wednesday 16th November 2022

Wednesday 21st November 2022

Hospath Village Hall, Oxford Road, Horspath, OX33 1RT

Please see the attached flyer:


Some patients had expressed a desire to meet others and chat informally. Doors will be open from 10am until 1pm.  You are welcome to arrive and leave anytime that suits your travel arrangements and commitments. You do not have to attend the full session.

There is free parking on site and disabled access. 

AussieMit 2022

16th - 18th November 2022

Sydney, Australia

AussieMit is an Australian conference celebrating excellence in mitochondrial research.

Previous conferences have included a diverse clinical and scientific program, covering clinical and basic mitochondrial disease research, mitochondria in Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, mitochondrial metabolism and aging, mitochondrial stress and quality control, basic mitochondrial biology and model systems for mitochondrial research.

In addition to the main scientific programme, there is also a young investigator symposium, a patient forum that is aimed at showcasing basic and clinical research that is relevant to patients with mitochondrial disease and their families, and a networking event.

For further information and to register please click on this link

Mitochondrial Medicine - Therapeutic Development

21st-23rd November 2022

Wellcome Genome Campus and Online

The conference will build new partnerships that harness a greater understanding of disease mechanisms, accelerating the pace of effective treatments for mitochondrial diseases. This year’s meeting will include discussions to improve clinical trial readiness, an update on data analysis for multi-omic studies, the role of mitochondria in cancer, and will explore the links between disease phenotypes and treatments. It will also focus on how patients can be at the heart of clinical trials.

The conference is open to professionals and 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 genomics, biochemistry, pathology and clinical medicine.

This conference will be a hybrid meeting – with onsite or virtual attendance.

For more information and to register please click here.

Oxford Mitochondrial Diseases Study Day

Please note that the date of this conference has recently been changed

25th November 2022, 09:30-16:30

Unipart House Business Centre, Oxford

This study day will be delivered by the Oxford Mitochondrial Diseases team, and supported by The Lily Foundation. It is intended for all professionals working with patients (adults or children) with mitochondrial diseases. This includes Doctors (general and subspeciality), nurses, geneticists, therapists and all trainees.

The cost of the study day is £30 (non-refundable at booking). A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To make a booking, please sign up using this link

For more information please view the draft programme oxmitoclinstudyday2022_programme_VKTRhN3.pdf and attached flyer studydayflyer_updated_nov22_OcvIbpG.pdf 

For queries please email

BPNA 2023 Annual Conference

25th - 27th January 2023

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh

The Edinburgh team welcomes the BPNA back for the first time in 15 years on the 25th to 27th of January 2023. The meeting is open to professionals and provides opportunities to share the latest research from the diverse areas of child neurology – from lab based basic science to clinical trials and patient experiences.The poster and oral presentations always provide a key insight in to the current art and science of paediatric neurology

The BPNA 2023 Annual Conference will be taking place as a hybrid event with the option to attend either physically in Edinburgh or virtually via the BPNA conference app.

Please note that places are limited at the physical conference this year so please book well in advance. 

For further information and to register, visit


Mitochondria in Health and Disease - Gordon Research Conference 2023

February 5th-10th 2023

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, Lucca, Italy

The Mitochondria in Health and Disease GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.

For more information about the programme and to apply for a place, please visit;

Euromit 2023

11th - 15th June 2023

Euromit 2023 will be held in Bologna, Italy. 

Registration is not open yet but this is definitely an important date for your diary.