On Demand is Available until March 14, 2024

NEW IN 2024: Industry Expert Theaters

  • Located in the Seaport Foyer outside the exhibit hall, the Industry Expert Theaters allow exhibitors an opportunity to provide clinical updates and educate attendees on current therapies, disease states, products and pipeline activities
  • These promotional one-hour presentations are formatted for learning and a great way to provide a higher level of interaction and engagement of professional attendees.
  • Theaters are non-CE educational activities and provide an opportunity for product-specific education. 
  • More details available here.

19 New Satellite Sessions Announced

To provide additional educational opportunities, WORLDSymposium 2024 is hosting 19 different satellite symposia. Satellite symposia are available at no additional cost to registered attendees, and will be offered on the dates and times listed here.

Plan to Arrive Early for Sunday Patient Voice Session and Group Photos at Be The Catalyst

February 4, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM: The Patient Voice: Is Anyone Listening?

Sunday, February 4, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM: Be the Catalyst

Elsa Shapiro, PhD to Receive the 2024 Roscoe O. Brady Award

The 2024 Roscoe O. Brady Award will be presented on Monday, February 5, at 7:30 AM PST, followed by a scientific presentation by Dr. Shapiro: The Contribution of Neuropsychology to Understanding Lysosomal Diseases

Alan Finglas to Receive 2024 Patient Advocate Leader (PAL) Award

The 2024 Patient Advocate Leader Award will be presented at 7:30 AM PST on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, followed by the presentation of the 2024 Young Investigator Awards.

Be the Catalyst Event

Sunday, February 4, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Back by popular request, “Be the Catalyst” is an exciting event, open to all WORLDSymposium participants. This event will provide a great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, make new connections, establish new relationships, welcome new attendees, and celebrate the achievements of past and present WORLDSymposium Award Recipients. 

Be part of the scheduled group photos for all new attendees, past award recipients, genetic counselors and more!

Reception is open to all attendees. Come join the excitement!


Preliminary Schedule at a Glance

Download Schedule at a Glance (PDF)

Feb. 4, 2024
Feb. 5, 2024
Feb. 6, 2024
Feb. 7, 2024
Feb. 8, 2024
Feb. 9, 2024
Satellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite Symposia
Morning Roscoe. O. Brady Award Basic SciencePatient Advocate Leader & Young Investigator Awards
Translational Research
Keynote Address
Clinical Applications
New Treatment Award
Contemporary Forum (Non-CME)
Late-breaking Science
Basic ScienceTranslational ResearchClinical ApplicationsContemporary Forum (Non-CME)
Midday Satellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite Symposia11:15 AM Adjourn
AfternoonBasic ScienceTranslational ResearchClinical ApplicationsContemporary Forum (Non-CME)
The Patient Voice: Is Anyone Listening?Poster Session IIndustry Expert Theater

Poster Session II
Industry Expert Theater

Poster Session III
Industry Expert Theater

Poster Session IV
EveningBe the Catalyst EventSpeed Mentoring EventRobert J. Gorlin Symposium Satellite SymposiaSatellite Symposia

Plan on attending the

20th Annual WORLDSymposium

February 4, 2024: The Patient Voice: Is Anyone Listening?

February 4-9, 2024: Research Meeting

February 6, 2024: 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
Website: hyatt.com

Hotel Room Block is almost sold out. 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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Dates to Remember 

July 1, 2023
Call for abstracts: Abstract submission website open.

July 15, 2023
Nominations for 2024 Patient Advocate Leader Award, the Roscoe O. Brady Award and the New Treatment Award (corporations achieving regulatory approval milestones) open.

August 1, 2023
Registration for the conference and hotel block opens. Distribution of exhibitor prospectus and support opportunities to all prior supporting companies, and also available by request.

October 1, 2023
Deadline for submission of full-length manuscripts for peer-review in the “Lysosomes” issue of Molecular Genetics & Metabolism, February, 2024. Click here to access the Guide for Authors or to submit a paper.

October 2, 2023 (10:00 AM CST)
Deadline for abstract submission to WORLDSymposium 2024.

November 1 – December 1, 2023
Late-breaking abstract submission open.

November 15, 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance for poster or platform presentation at WORLDSymposium 2024.