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.
WORLDSymposium 2019 Online Abstract Submission Now Open
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. 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 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.
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.
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.