Watch and learn from experts in UAE as they explain Spinal Muscular Atrophy, its types, signs and symptoms, the importance of early detection and other critical elements to know and understand.


In these videos, you will learn important insight into essential questions such as:

  • What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?
  • What causes Spinal Muscular Atrophy?
  • What major symptoms do you need to know?
  • And many more.

Dr. Abubakr Al Madani – Consultant Neurologist, Neuromuscular Disease Specialist, Rashid Hospital, UAE

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Interested in learning about maintaining indepenence while living with SMA? Learn about SMA, its causes and types, as well as how to identify it early. Dr. Al Madani goes into detail for the important things you need to know about the disease.

Key areas covered: SMA by age, family history, disease mechanism and progression, the diagnosis journey and the importance of genetic testing

Dr. Haitham El Bashir – Pediatric Neuro Rehabilitation Consultant, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, UAE

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Watch as Dr. El Bashir explains the important elements of SMA, as well as the dangers of delayed diagnoses and the critical aspect of SMA inheritance. He elaborates on what you need to know to understand SMA.

Key areas covered: SMA as a progressive disease, global annual incidence, inevitability of disease progression, the diagnosis journey, role of MTD in SMA e.g. physiotherapists, pulmonologists and neurologists