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

Updated to include faculty!

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
Guidelines and Recommendations for Management
Julie Hoover-Feng
Early Experience of Vosoritide in Clinical Practice
Ekkehart Lausch
Valérie Cormier-Daire
Natural History vs Real World Data
Klaus Mohnike
Measuring Outcomes in Achondroplasia
Valérie Cormier-Daire
Marco Sessa
Decision-making as Part of the MDT
Melita Irving
Josef Milerad
Simone Riganti
New Targets and Developments in Achondroplasia
Julie Hoover-Fong
Therapies on the Horizon
Geert Mortier
Saturday 22nd April 2023
Svein Fredwall
Considerations for the Transition from Paediatric to Adult Care in Achondroplasia
Melita Irving
Challenges and Obstacles to Achondroplasia Care After Childhood – Perspectives from a Large Patient Organisation
Florian Innig
Why Should Adolescents and Adults with Achondroplasia have Access to MDT Follow-up?
Svein Fredwall
Spinal Issues in Adolescents and Adults with Achondroplasia
Philip Kunkel
Beyond Height: Key Outcomes in Achondroplasia Management
Melita Irving
Using Guidelines to Drive Improved Service
Stefano Mora
(presented by Mohamad Maghnie)
The Patient’s Voice in Driving Change
Inês 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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