What is the Annual AMCSI Conference?
The Annual AMC Support, Inc. (AMCSI) Conference provides an opportunity for people affected by Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) to gather and exchange ideas and support. During the three-day event, families and medical professionals learn from experts regarding “best practices” in the treatment of AMC.
The 14th Annual AMC Conference will be held in Norfolk, Virginia July 3 through 6, 2019.
Additional 2019 conference information (including hotel accommodations, schedule of events and how to register): CLICK to reach the AMC Support, Inc. conference webpage
Who is Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support, Inc. (AMCSI)?
AMCSI is a nonprofit organization created to provide information and support to those affected by Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. AMCSI not only welcomes families, but also those in the medical community.
With a condition so rare that only one in 3000 babies born have this neuromuscular disorder it’s easy to comprehend how alienated anyone with AMC must feel.
Through the hard work of one mother’s vision and an army of members, the AMCSI support group has helped bridge the gap with the power of the internet.
It is not only AMCSI’s mission to provide and encourage a greater understanding and awareness of this condition, but also to provide a support system.
To help those that have felt all their lives an outcast or alone, meet others who have lived that same life, to meet other families who have the same concerns and to provide a resource of information.
But meeting on-line is not enough.
It’s hard to explain to a mom exactly how another mom has taught her child to sit up without the use of his arms, or how one child learned to stand. What so many people take for granted: the ease of walking, typing, eating and breathing those with AMC have had to struggle to adapt to this world.
Our annual conferences solidify that bridge and strengthen the bond of our AMC family.
Once a year we come together, bring professionals, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, provide workshops and invite people throughout the world to learn, share, laugh, cry and grow.