Mark your calendar! Planning for WORLDSymposium 2022 is officially underway

WORLDSymposium 2022 in San Diego will be the place to connect, collaborate, communicate and continue to make global progress in lysosomal disease research. Look for information on abstract submissions, award nominations, conference registration and hotel reservations coming soon.

Planning for WORLDSymposium 2022 is officially underway, and everyone is excited to meet again face-to-face in San Diego, February 7-11, 2022. In anticipation of continued global progress in managing the pandemic, initial plans are in place for a LIVE in-person gathering in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. In addition, plans are underway to include an alternative VIRTUAL format to supplement the live meeting, and allow for registration for those who are unable to attend in person.


Attendee Survey: Please Provide Suggestions for WORLDSymposium 2022 Research Meeting: Chance To Win Event Registration

The WORLDSymposium Planning Committee is conducting a survey to collect input from attendees. The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete with 9 multiple choice questions and 3 short questions with an option to provide comments. Please submit ideas and suggestions for WORLDSymposium 2022 by August 15, 2021. Click here to take the survey.

Responders can choose to submit feedback anonymously, but in order to be eligible for the drawing, survey responders will need to enter their email address at the end of the survey. All responses with a valid email address will be entered into a drawing for a complimentary registration to the WORLDSymposium 2022 Scientific Meeting.

Although the survey will remain active until August 15, please complete the survey TODAY to ensure the Planning Committee receives the feedback in plenty of time.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: WORLDSymposium™ 2022 ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NOW OPEN

Abstract Submission Highlights: Individuals are encouraged to submit their research on RNA therapies, gene editing, lentiviral ex vivo gene therapies, newborn screening, COVID research related to lysosomal diseases, and any other research applicable to lysosomal disorders during the Open Call for Abstracts from July 1 to October 1, 2021.

The deadline for submitting an abstract to WORLDSymposium is October 1, 2021 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 2022 AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Nominations for the Roscoe O. Brady Award for Innovation and Accomplishment and the Patient Advocate Leader Award opened July 1, 2021. Awards will be presented at WORLDSymposium 2022. Nominations Deadline is August 15, 2021.


WORLDSymposium REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1, 2021

Plan to attend the 18th Annual WORLDSymposium February February 7 – 10, 2022 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA, USA.

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.


CLAIMING EDUCATIONAL CREDITS FOR THE 2021 WORLDSymposium MEETING

Information on how to claim education credits is given only to registered attendees and is available in the 2021 WORLDSymposium mobile app or by contacting us.


WORLDSymposium 2021 VIRTUAL MEETING: ATTENDEE INFORMATION

The WORLDSymposium 2021 Virtual Platform: Click HERE for information.


Preliminary LIVE Schedule at A Glance

Schedule is subject to change

Day Monday
Feb. 7, 2022
Tuesday
Feb. 8, 2022
Wednesday
Feb. 9, 2022
Thursday
Feb. 10, 2022
Friday
Feb. 11, 2022
Morning Basic Science: Disease Mechanisms, Pathology, and Biomarkers Translational Research Clinical Applications1 Contemporary Forum: Industry Abstracts from All Categories (Non-CME) Satellite Symposia
Late-breaking Abstracts
Poster Session V
Lunch Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia 12:00 PM Adjourn
Afternoon Basic Science: Disease Mechanisms, Pathology, and Biomarkers Translational Research Clinical Applications1 Contemporary Forum: Industry Abstracts from All Categories (Non-CME)
Poster Session I Poster Session II Poster Session III Poster Session IV
Evening Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia
1 Clinical Applications includes  Clinical Trials for Registration abstracts,  (which must have an FDA Investigational New Drug (IND) application (Phase I-III clinical trial), an EMA Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier (IMPD), or equivalent) and Clinical Outcomes abstracts including licensed therapies (Phase IV) and non-interventional studies.

We’re Organizing Research on Lysosomal Diseases

Dates to Remember

July 1, 2021
Abstract submission website open.

August 1, 2021
Registration for the conference opens. Distribution of exhibitor prospectus and support opportunities to all prior supporting companies, and also available by request.

October 1, 2021
Deadline for submission of full-length manuscripts for peer-review in the “Lysosomes” issue of Molecular Genetics & Metabolism, February, 2022. Click here to access the Guide for Authors or to Submit Your Paper.

October 1, 2021
Deadline for abstract submission to WORLDSymposium 2022.

November 1 – December 1,  2021
Late breaking abstract submission open.

November 15, 2021
Notification of abstract acceptance for poster or platform presentation at WORLDSymposium 2022.

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.

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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.