Basic Science | Translational Research | Clinical Applications


Nominations for the Roscoe O. Brady Award and the Patient Advocate Leader Award opened July 15, 2022. Awards will be presented at WORLDSymposium 2023. Nominations Deadline is September 1, 2022.

NEW THIS YEAR: Disclosure Requirements (Plan Ahead)

  • ALL individuals 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, the same disclosure will be applied to ALL abstracts on which the individual is a listed author.
  • More details are available on the Disclosure Submissions page.


New this year: ALL individuals listed as an author or co-author will be required to submit THEIR OWN disclosure prior to the submission of the scientific abstract. Click here for disclosure information.

The deadline for submitting an abstract to WORLDSymposium 2023 is October 1, 2022 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.


Plan to attend the 19th Annual WORLDSymposium Research Meeting February 22 – 26, 2023 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, FL, 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.

Plans are in place for a LIVE in-person gathering in Orlando at the Hilton Orlando Hotel. In addition, plans are underway to make the program available ON DEMAND after the conference ends to allow for registration for those who are unable to attend in person.


Information on how to claim education credits is given only to registered attendees and is available in the 2022 WORLDSymposium mobile app.

Preliminary Schedule at a Glance

Schedule is subject to change
Download: WORLDSymposium 2023 Schedule at a Glance

Feb. 21, 2023
Feb. 22, 2023
Feb. 23, 2023
Feb. 24, 2023
Feb. 25, 2023
Feb. 26, 2023
  Satellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite Symposia 
Morning Innovation Award
Basic Science
PAL & YI Awards
Translational Research
Keynote Address
Clinical Applications
New Treatment Award
Contemporary Forum (Non-CME)
Satellite Symposia
Late-breaking Abstracts
Lunch Satellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite SymposiaSatellite Symposia9:30 AM Reception & Adjourn
AfternoonRobert J. Gorlin SymposiumBasic ScienceTranslational ResearchClinical ApplicationsContemporary Forum (Non-CME) 
 Emerging TrendsPoster Session IPoster Session IIPoster Session IIIPoster Session IV 

Plan on attending the

19th Annual WORLDSymposium

February 21, 2023: Robert J. Gorlin Symposium and Emerging Trends

February 22-26, 2023: Research Meeting

Hilton Orlando, Orlando, FL, USA

Scientific Meeting Location & Accommodations

Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Parkway
Orlando Florida, USA, 32819
Phone: +1-407-313-4300

Hotel Room Block is now open.

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.

Dates to Remember

July 1, 2022
Abstract submission website open.

August 1, 2022
Registration for the conference opens. Distribution of exhibitor prospectus and support opportunities to all prior supporting companies, and also available by request.

October 1, 2022
Deadline for abstract submission to WORLDSymposium 2023.

October 1, 2022
Deadline for submission of full-length manuscripts for peer-review in the “Lysosomes” issue of Molecular Genetics & Metabolism, February, 2023. Click here to access the Guide for Authors or to Submit Your Paper.

November 1 – December 1, 2022
Late breaking abstract submission open.

November 15, 2022
Notification of abstract acceptance for poster or platform presentation at WORLDSymposium 2023.

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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