WORLDSymposium™ 2019 Online Abstract Submission to Open July 1, 2018

The deadline for submitting an abstract to WORLDSymposium is October 1, 2018 for review by the Program Committee. Abstracts must be submitted with the intention that they will be presented if selected. First authors are expected to attend the meeting and make the presentation. Authors should not submit abstracts if they do not plan to attend the meeting. Click here for more information.


WORLDSymposium 2019 Award Nominations to Open July 1, 2018

Nominations for the Roscoe O. Brady Award for Innovation and Accomplishment and the Patient Advocate Leader Award will open July 1, 2018. Awards will be presented at WORLDSymposium 2019. Nominations Deadline will be August 15, 2018.


WORLDSymposium Registration Opens August 1, 2018

Plan to attend the 15th Annual WORLDSymposium February 4 – 8, 2019 in Orlando, Florida!

This symposium is designed for basic, translational and clinical researchers, patient advocacy groups, clinicians, and all others who are interested in learning more about the latest discoveries related to lysosomal diseases and the clinical investigation of these advances.


Monday, February 4, 2019: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

This year, Monday evening will include the presentation of WORLDSymposium Young Investigator and New Treatment Awards. Plan to arrive early for this special event.


Preliminary Schedule at A Glance

Day Monday
Feb. 4, 2019
Tuesday
Feb. 5, 2019
Wednesday
Feb. 6, 2019
Thursday
Feb. 7, 2019
Friday
Feb. 8, 2019
6:15-7:15 AM Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
Morning Council of Patient Advocates (COPA) Session I: Molecular and Cellular Pathophysiology of Lysosomal Diseases Session III: Translational Research, Innovative Ideas Moving Toward Clinical Trials for Lysosomal Diseases Session V: Clinical Trials Council of Research Experts (CORE) (7:00 AM-3:00 PM)
Lunch Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
Afternoon Emerging Trends 2019 (1:00-5:00 PM) Session II: Basic Science, Future Therapeutic Approaches to Treatment of Lysosomal Diseases Session IV: Translational Research, Experimental Therapies Currently Being Tested Session VI: Clinical Trials
4:30-6:30 PM Poster Session Poster Session Networking Reception (4:30-5:30 PM)
5:15-6:30 PM Award Ceremony & Opening Reception
6:30-8:30 PM Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium

We’re Organizing Research on Lysosomal Diseases

Dates to Remember

July 1, 2018
Abstract submission website open.

August 1, 2018
Online registration and hotel reservations open. Exhibitor prospectus available by request.

October 1, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission to WORLDSymposium 2019.

October 1, 2018
Deadline for submission of full-length manuscripts for peer-review in the “Lysosomes” issue of Molecular Genetics & Metabolism, February, 2019.

November 1 – December 1,  2018
Late breaking abstract submission open.

November 15, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance for poster or platform presentation at WORLDSymposium 2019.

About WORLDSymposium

The goal of WORLDSymposium is to provide an interdisciplinary forum to explore and discuss specific areas of interest, research and clinical applicability related to lysosomal diseases. Each year, WORLDSymposium hosts a scientific meeting presenting the latest information from basic science, translational research, and clinical trials for lysosomal diseases. This symposium is designed to help researchers and clinicians to better manage and understand diagnostic options for patients with lysosomal diseases, identify areas requiring additional basic and clinical research, public policy and regulatory attention, and identify the latest findings in the natural history of lysosomal diseases.

The Editor

Chester B. Whitley, PhD, MDChester B. Whitley, PhD, MD
WORLDSymposia Editor