Conference 2023

Advances in Achondroplasia

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel
21–22 April 2023

Thank you for attending our inaugural Advances in Achondroplasia conference!


Our Chair’s, Professors Mohamad Maghnie and Geert Mortier, have summarised their key highlights from the conference, which can be found here.

Scientific Programme

We were delighted to be joined by an outstanding international faculty, and we would like to thank them for their valuable contributions to the scientific programme.

Presentations from the conference are available for you to download by clicking on the relevant title in the table below.

Friday 21st April 2023
Plenary 1: Recent Advances in Achondroplasia
Guidelines and Recommendations for ManagementJulie Hoover-Fong
Early Experience of Vosoritide in Clinical PracticeEkkehart Lausch
Valérie Cormier-Daire
Natural History vs Real World DataKlaus Mohnike
Workshop Session
Measuring Outcomes in AchondroplasiaValérie Cormier-Daire and Marco Sessa
Decision-making as Part of the MDTMelita Irving
Josef Milerad
Simone Riganti
Plenary 2: New Data in Achondroplasia
New Targets and Developments in AchondroplasiaJulie Hoover-Fong
Therapies on the HorizonGeert Mortier
Saturday 22nd April 2023
Developments in Achondroplasia: Following up Adults with Achondroplasia: Is it Necessary?
IntroductionSvein Fredwall
Considerations for the Transition from Paediatric to Adult Care in AchondroplasiaMelita Irving
Challenges and Obstacles to Achondroplasia Care After Childhood – Perspectives from a Large Patient OrganisationFlorian Innig
Spinal Issues in Adolescents and Adults with AchondroplasiaPhilip Kunkel
Why Should Adolescents and Adults with Achondroplasia have Access to MDT Follow-up?Svein Fredwall
Plenary 3: Translating Clinical Progress into Improved Outcomes
Beyond Height: Key Outcomes in Achondroplasia ManagementMelita Irving
Using Guidelines to Drive Improved ServiceStefano Mora (presented by Mohamad Maghnie)
The Patient’s Voice in Driving ChangeInês Alves


Congratulations to our delegates who were selected to present their work during the New Data in Achondroplasia session! The oral abstract presentations were excellent, with useful and informative new data shared.

All the abstracts submitted for the conference were well-received by the Steering Committee and are available for download here.

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