Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

Dates to Remember 

New Date This Year: July 1, 2024
Distribution of exhibitor prospectus and support opportunities to all prior supporting companies, and also available by request.

July 15, 2024
Nominations for 2025 Patient Advocate Leader Award, the Roscoe O. Brady Award, the Catalyst Award and the New Treatment Award (corporations achieving regulatory approval milestones) open.

New Date This Year: August 1, 2024
Call for abstracts: Abstract submission website open. Registration for the conference and hotel block opens.

October 1, 2024 (17:00 CDT)
Deadline for abstract submission to WORLDSymposium 2025.

October 1, 2024
Deadline for submission of full-length manuscripts for peer-review in the “Lysosomes” issue of Molecular Genetics & Metabolism, February, 2025. Click here to access the Guide for Authors or to submit a paper.

November 1 – December 1, 2024
Late-breaking abstract submission open.
Due to the shorter schedule this year, a limited number of late-breaking abstracts will be selected for platform presentation.

November 4, 2024
Notification of abstract acceptance for poster or platform presentation at WORLDSymposium 2025.


  • EACH individual listed as an author or co-author will be required to submit THEIR OWN disclosure prior to the submission of the scientific abstract.
  • Each listed author must complete THEIR OWN DISCLOSURE; NO ONE ELSE may submit the disclosure on behalf of another individual.
  • Abstracts cannot be submitted until all disclosures for all authors are completed.
  • Once an author completes their own disclosure, that same disclosure will be applied to ALL abstracts on which the individual is a listed author or co-author. 
  • More details will be available once the abstract submission system is opened on August 1, 2024. 


Preliminary Schedule at a Glance

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Feb. 3, 2025
Feb. 4, 2025
Feb. 5, 2025
Feb. 6, 2025
Feb. 7, 2025
Satellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite Symposia
MorningRoscoe. O. Brady Award Basic SciencePatient Advocate Leader & Young Investigator Awards
Translational Research
Keynote Address
Clinical Applications
New Treatment Award
Contemporary Forum & Late-breaking Science
Basic ScienceTranslational ResearchClinical ApplicationsContemporary Forum & Late-breaking Science
MiddaySatellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite Symposia
AfternoonThe Patient VoiceBasic ScienceTranslational ResearchClinical ApplicationsRapid Fire Abstract Challenge
Speed Mentoring EventIndustry Expert Theater

Poster Session I
Industry Expert Theater

Poster Session II
Industry Expert Theater

Poster Session III
EveningBe the Catalyst EventSatellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaRobert J. Gorlin Symposium

Plan on attending the

21st Annual WORLDSymposium

February 3, 2025: The Patient Voice

February 3 - 7, 2025: Research Meeting

February 6, 2025: Robert J. Gorlin Symposium

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

Scientific Meeting Location & Accommodations

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place,
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: +1 619 232 1234

Hotel Room Block opens August 1 2024. Learn more here.

Letters of Invitation

Your meeting registration confirmation will include a link to generate a customized letter of invitation, which can be used when applying for a visa.

About WORLDSymposium

WORLDSymposium™ is an annual research conference dedicated to lysosomal diseases.

WORLD is an acronym that stands for We’re Organizing Research on Lysosomal Diseases.

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.

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