WORLDSymposium™ Announces Mark Dant As Recipient of the 2019 Patient Advocate Leader (PAL) Award
Each year, WORLDSymposium recognizes one individual for patient advocacy leadership in the field of lysosomal disease. The 2019 Patient Advocate Leader (PAL) award will be presented to Mark Dant, the current Chairman of the Board of the Washington DC-based EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, a science-based advocacy organization dedicated to accelerating biotech innovations for rare disease treatments through science-driven public policy. Click here to read more.
WORLDSymposium will honor Mark with the 2019 Patient Advocate Leader Award on Wednesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:30 AM prior to the start of the Translational Research presentations at WORLDSymposium 2019.
WORLDSymposium Announces Danilo A. Tagle, PhD, MS as Recipient of 2019 Roscoe O. Brady Award for Innovation and Accomplishment
Danilo A. Tagle, PhD, MS, is associate director for special initiatives at NCATS. He also recently served as acting director of the NCATS Office of Grants Management and Scientific Review and currently serves as executive secretary to the NCATS Advisory Council and Cures Acceleration Network Review Board. Prior to NCATS, Tagle was a program director for neurogenetics at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), where he was involved in developing programs concerning genomics-based approaches for basic and translational research in inherited brain disorders. Click here to read more.
Dr. Tagle will receive the 2018 award at the opening session of WORLDSymposium 2019 on Tuesday, February 5, 2018 at 7:30 AM.
WORLDSymposium 2019 Abstract Submission Now Closed
The deadline for submitting an abstract to WORLDSymposium was October 1, 2018 for review by the Program Committee. The categories for abstracts submitted to WORLDSymposium 2019 have expanded. Submissions will be accepted in two Basic Science categories, three Translational Research categories, or two Clinical Applications1,2 categories. 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 Registration Now Open
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.
Deadline to Submit Full-Length Articles to Elsevier was September 1, 2018
The submission deadline for the “Lysosomes” issue of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism was September 1st, 2018. Go to https://www.journals.elsevier.com/molecular-genetics-and-metabolism for more information including the Guide for Authors or to Submit Your Paper.
WORLDSymposium 2019 Award Nominations Now Closed
Nominations for the Roscoe O. Brady Award for Innovation and Accomplishment and the Patient Advocate Leader Award closed August 15, 2018. Awards will be presented at WORLDSymposium 2019. Sign up for WORLDSymposium updates to be notified when the award recipients are announced.
Monday, February 4, 2019: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Preliminary Schedule at A Glance
Feb. 4, 2019
Feb. 5, 2019
Feb. 6, 2019
Feb. 7, 2019
Feb. 8, 2019
|6:15-7:15 AM||Satellite Symposium||Satellite Symposium||Satellite Symposium|
|Morning||Council of Patient Advocates (COPA) (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)||Basic Science: Disease Mechanisms, Pathology, and Biomarkers of Lysosomal Diseases||Translational Research: Implementation and Impact of Newborn Screening on Lysosomal Diseases; Clinical Trial Readiness – Preclinical Trial Methods and Studies for Lysosomal Diseases||Clinical Trials for Registration1||Council of Research Experts (CORE) (8:00 AM-12:00 PM)|
|Lunch||Satellite Symposium||Satellite Symposium||Satellite Symposium|
|Afternoon||Emerging Trends 2019 (1:00-5:00 PM)||Basic Science: Developing Therapeutic Approaches for Lysosomal Diseases in the Laboratory||Translational Research: Gene Therapy for Lysosomal Diseases||Clinical Trials: Improving Outcomes Post-Registration2|
|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.
September 1, 2018
Deadline for submission of full-length manuscripts for peer-review in the “Lysosomes” issue of Molecular Genetics & Metabolism, February, 2019. Click here to access the Guide for Authors or to Submit Your Paper.
October 1, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission to WORLDSymposium 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.
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.