The mission of this conference is to provide momentum to emerging treatments. The National Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Conference exists to demonstrate to venture capitalists and biotechs that the LGMD patient community is robust, mobilized, and ready to aggressively advocate for effective treatments that are developed. The nation’s leading neurologists in Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy will be present along with major biotech companies on the cutting edge of emerging research. The goal is to find treatments that are fast, effective, and safe for all forms of LGMD. Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy is a very serious, debilitating form of muscular dystrophy that primarily affects the muscle groups of the hips, arms, and legs. Many subtypes also affect cardiac and breathing muscles which may lead to premature death. Though forms vary, most individuals will use a wheelchair or mobility scooter eventually due to loss of ambulation.