The Retreat for Adults with FA takes place every fall in a different city (except 2020 and 2021, which were virtual). It’s an opportunity for individuals with FA ages 18+ to meet other adults with FA, learn about medical and research updates, attend support sessions, and participate in voluntary research studies. We are excited to provide new education and support sessions for caregivers this year.
Please note: the Adult Retreat will be open for live attendance only, and will not include a virtual component this year. Any educational topics that are covered at the Adult Retreat will be shared with the broader community via video or written summary.
The 2022 Retreat for Adults with FA will be hosted September 8-11, 2022 in Austin, Texas at the JW Marriott. We look forward to seeing everyone in person again! Check back here for more information as the event dates get closer.
Registration for the Retreat for Adults with FA will be June 8 - August 8.
This retreat is typically held in conjunction with FARF’s annual Scientific Symposium. Attendees from both meetings share meals together, including the annual Symposium banquet dinner. Adult Retreat attendees are welcome to attend Symposium sessions as well.
Apart from your travel expenses, there is no cost to attend this retreat. Lodging and most meals are provided. FARF also has a scholarship program to help with travel expenses. Adults with FA may bring a guest (or guests) such as a friend, a support person, a caregiver, or a family member to the retreat, though one hotel room will be offered per family or group. FARF will reserve your room for you once your registration has been confirmed. Childcare is not offered at the retreat.
Travel scholarships for adults with FA and their support person will be available. Travel scholarship applications will be open from June 8- July 8. Please check back here for more information once the application has opened.