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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Grants to USA Medical Education Providers for Educational
Activities that Address the Management of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Biogen

Deadline Date:

09/30/21

Description:

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Grants to USA accredited medical education providers for educational activities that address the management of spinal muscular atrophy. Proposals should address competence, knowledge, and performance gaps within the targeted audience of clinicians. Funding may be used for live or virtual programs.

Educational Need and Professional Practice Gaps:

The treatment landscape for SMA has changed substantially in recent years owing to the approval of 3 treatments which aim to increase the production of functional SMN protein9-11. While the availability of therapeutic options has altered the trajectory of disease in SMA dramatically, biomechanical and orthopedic manifestations of disease still contribute to significant morbidity in many patients. The most recent Standard of Care consensus guidelines addressing the rehabilitation needs and orthopedic care of patients with SMA were published in 2018, and practice variability is known to still exist even among expert interventionalists, spine specialists, and other members of the extended multidisciplinary care team. A critical need therefore exists to educate clinicians regarding the evolving management considerations for the care of patients with SMA, including those with complex rehabilitation needs and orthopedic complications of their disease. Biogen seeks to address these important professional practice gaps through this medical education grant program.

Intended Audience: Primary: Interventional Radiologists, Anesthesiologists, Pain Specialists, Orthopedic Spine Surgeons, Physiatrists, Physical Therapists

Secondary: Neurologists, Pediatric Neurologists, Pediatricians, PCPs

Educational Design and Focus:

Biogen funding is intended to support multi-modal programs (i.e. with live/virtual and/or enduring components) which include a minimum of 3 activities that:

  • Educate and increase disease awareness of SMA among members of the multidisciplinary care team involved in the management of SMA, with a focus on the orthopedic and biomechanical complications of disease, including overall bone health, scoliosis, and complex spine considerations
  • Education on the current therapeutic options that exist in SMA, and the importance of providing individualized care to patients with SMA, tailored to their unique clinical needs
  • Education on emerging research, best practice recommendations, and consensus guidelines for the multidisciplinary management of patients with SMA of varying genotypes and phenotypes across the lifespan

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198295

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $250,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Biogen invites accredited members of the educational provider community to submit applications.

Applicants must in good standing and accredited to provide CME/CE by an official accrediting agency (e.g. ACCME, APA, ANCC, ACPE, etc.). The accrediting provider and, if applicable, the medical education provider (MEP) or other third-party vendors executing the activities are expected to comply with current ethical codes and regulations.

Geographic Area: United States

Requesting organization must be registered for more than 2 years.

Funding is permitted only to legally established organizations; a grant cannot be provided to individuals.

Funding must not be used for:
- Travel, lodging or registration expenses for non-faculty healthcare professionals to attend a program
- Operating expenses that are not directly and exclusively dedicated to the project or program (e.g. equipment, salaries, benefits, journal subscriptions, etc.)
- Support of a promotional exhibit or display space/fees
- Stand-alone entertainment or social events
- Staff/professional development
- Advertising space
- Programs that take place in a location or venue that detract from the educational activity’s primary purpose

Pre-Application Information:

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021

Approvals and denials will be communicated via email notification no later than October 29, 2021.

Funding from other pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies, in addition to Biogen, is preferred (e.g. multiple sources of funding).

Due to the impact of COVID-19, a contingency plan must be submitted with all grant applications that include live programs or activities.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://biogengrantsandgivingportal.force.com/FGM_Portal__CommunitySignin

Please include the RFE code (RFE-21-SMA-002) in the "Request for Education (RFE) ID Number" field in the online application.

Contact a member of the Grants Management and Strategic Giving Team:
Tel.: 1-617-914-1299
Tel. (toll free): 1-866-840-1146
Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm EST
grantsandgiving@biogen.com

Funding or Pin Number:

RFE-21-SMA-002

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