WORLDSymposium™ 2020 Online Abstract Submission to Open July 25, 2019

The deadline for submitting an abstract to WORLDSymposium is October 1, 2019 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 2020 Award Nominations to Open July 1, 2019

Nominations for the Roscoe O. Brady Award for Innovation and Accomplishment and the Patient Advocate Leader Award will open July 1, 2019. Awards will be presented at WORLDSymposium 2020. Nominations Deadline will be August 15, 2019.


WORLDSymposium Registration Opens August 1, 2019

Plan to attend the 16th Annual WORLDSymposium February 10 – 13, 2020 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.


Monday, February 10, 2020: Opening Reception and Poster Session I

This year, Monday evening will include an Opening Reception and the first of three Poster Sessions in the Exhibit Hall. Plan to arrive early for this special event.


Claiming Educational Credits for the 2019 WORLDSymposium Meeting

Information on how to claim education credits is given only to registered attendees and is available in the 2019 WORLDSymposium mobile app or by contacting us.


Preliminary Schedule at A Glance

Day Monday
Feb. 10, 2020
Tuesday
Feb. 11, 2020
Wednesday
Feb. 12, 2020
Thursday
Feb. 13, 2020
6:15-7:15 AM Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia
Morning Emerging Trends 2020 (8:00-11:30 AM) Basic Science: Disease Mechanisms, Pathology, and Biomarkers Translational Gene Therapy Translational Studies Clinical Trial Outcomes2
Lunch Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia
Afternoon Basic Science: Disease Mechanisms, Pathology, and Biomarkers Translational Research (including Newborn Screening) Clinical Trials for Registration1 NEW Contemporary Forum: Industry Abstracts from All Categories (Non-CME)
4:30-6:30 PM Opening Reception & Poster Reception I Poster Reception II Poster Reception III Networking Reception (4:30-5:30 PM)
6:30-8:30 PM Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia Satellite Symposia Lysosomal Disease Network (LDN) COPA and Council of Research Experts (CORE) (5:30 – 7:30 PM)
1 Abstracts in the Clinical Trials for Registration category must have an FDA Investigational New Drug (IND) application (Phase I-III clinical trial), an EMA Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier (IMPD), or equivalent.
2 The Clinical Outcomes category includes licensed therapies (Phase IV) and non-interventional studies.

We’re Organizing Research on Lysosomal Diseases

Dates to Remember

July 1, 2019
Abstract submission website open.

August 1, 2019
Online registration and hotel reservations open. Exhibitor prospectus available by request.

September 1, 2019
Deadline for submission of full-length manuscripts for peer-review in the “Lysosomes” issue of Molecular Genetics & Metabolism, February, 2020. Click here to access the Guide for Authors or to Submit Your Paper.

October 1, 2019
Deadline for abstract submission to WORLDSymposium 2020.

November 1 – December 1,  2019
Late breaking abstract submission open.

November 5, 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance for poster or platform presentation at WORLDSymposium 2020.

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.