WORLDSymposium 2017 Patient Advocate Leader (PAL) Award was received by Christine Lavery, MBE on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Christine Lavery founded the United Kingdom (UK) Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases (MPS Society) in 1982 following the death of her firstborn son, Simon, from Hunter disease. More details.
WORLDSymposium was pleased to announce the 10 recipients of the 2017 Young Investigator Awards on Thursday, February 16, 2017. More details.
Elsa Shapiro, PhD, Delivered Keynote on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Elsa Shapiro, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology in the Division of Pediatric Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota. Read speaker bios.
In 2017, over 400 scientific abstracts were presented at two separate poster sessions beginning on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 and remained open throughout the rest of the conference. View Poster List.
WORLDSymposium 2017 Roscoe O. Brady Award was received by Konrad Sandhoff, PhD for Innovation and Accomplishment on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Konrad Sandhoff completed his PhD in biochemistry in Munich. After early research in Munich, Israel and the USA, he became Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Bonn in 1979. More details.
For the fifth consecutive year, WORLDSymposium began with Emerging Trends in Lysosomal Biology & Lysosomal Diseases: State-of-the-art for Experts on Monday, February 13, 2017. See agenda and faculty.
Following the presentation of the Award for Innovation and Accomplishment in lysosomal disease research, presentations in the morning and afternoon sessions will discuss innovations in technology and how they can be applied to early diagnosis for lysosomal conditions, progress in gene therapy, and exploitation of differences at the cellular level that may indicate early disease state. View full program.
WORLDSymposium 2017 attracted over 25 Exhibitors offering a highly interactive forum for discussion of lysosomal diseases with international researchers and health care practitioners. View Exhibitor and Patient Advocate list.
The WORLDSymposium 2017 New Treatment Award was presented to migalastat (Galafold™). More details.
14 Satellite symposia were held from Monday, February 13, 2017 to Thursday, February 16, 2017. Click here for the full schedule.