Scientific Symposium


Research is at the heart of what we do. That’s why every year, FARF gathers prominent and aspiring FA researchers and clinicians together to share the latest updates in research and treatment and to form new collaborations. Over three days, participants attend sessions on a variety of topics, from basic science to clinical outcomes. Poster presentations are displayed throughout the conference in addition to two poster receptions. Because mentorship is a core value of ours, we organize a mentorship lunch during the conference to give young and early investigators the chance to mingle and learn from experts in a number of fields.

We encourage all researchers, clinicians, and students of all levels to attend the Symposium. The 2019 Scientific Symposium will take place September 19-22 in Chicago, Illinois.


MAY 31: Abstract submissions due.

JUNE 17: FARF Tank submission period opens.

JULY 1: Registration for Symposium opens; hotel reservations open; abstract decisions are announced to authors; applications for travel assistance open.

JULY 15: FARF tank submission period closes.

JULY 31: Deadline for travel assistance applications.

AUGUST 27: Deadline to book your hotel room in FARF’s block at a discounted rate.

AUGUST 31: Online registration closes. After this date, you must register on site.

SEPTEMBER 19-22: 31st FARF Scientific Symposium in Chicago, Ill.


​Thank you to our 2019 Symposium sponsors