Welcome to Progress in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Management, an Elsevier Learning Center. This learning center is a freely accessible platform that aims to increase clinical knowledge by providing Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities, research articles, and resources for health care professionals (HCPs) who treat patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

  • Interactive Patient Case: Multidisciplinary Management of SMA

    This interactive patient case presents an overview of current best practices for diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of common complications of SMA, describes standardized assessment tools, and showcases the way in which medication can be integrated in the care plan.

    Interactive Patient Case: Multidisciplinary Management of SMA
  • Interactive eLearning: Evolving SMA Treatment Landscape

    How are new and emerging therapies for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) affecting outcomes and the outlook for patients? This interactive module reviews mechanisms of action and the latest data from key clinical trials, providing an extensive update on the most important recent developments in SMA care.

  • 2017 Update of the Standard of Care Recommendations for SMA

    Watch this webcast for practical insights from leading experts in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The discussion covers current best practices in diagnosis and management, the changing treatment landscape, and the importance of well-coordinated multidisciplinary care.

    2017 Update of the Standard of Care Recommendations for SMA

New articles

  • Spinal muscular atrophy: A changing phenotype beyond the clinical trials

    Tizzano, Finkel

    Neuromuscul Disord. 2017 Oct;27(10):883-889. doi: 10.1016/j.nmd.2017.05.011. Epub 2017 May 17.

  • Correlation between SMA type and SMN2 copy number revisited: An analysis of 625 unrelated Spanish patients and a compilation of 2834 reported cases

    Maite Calucho, Sara Bernal, Laura Alías, Francesca March, Eduardo F. Tizzano

    Research article, Neuromuscular Disorders, Volume 28, Issue 3, March 2018, Pages 208-215


Faculty Welcome

Richard Finkel, MD
Nemours Children’s Hospital
Orlando, FL



Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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