2022 Emerging Trends in Lysosomal Biology & Lysosomal Diseases: State-of-the-art for Experts

Monday, January 31, 2022 – March 15, 2022

For the tenth consecutive year, WORLDSymposium™ began with “Emerging Trends”. This half day CME/CE course provides a state-of-the-art update for experts working in lysosomal biology and lysosomal diseases.

Emerging Trends 2022 was offered as a  pre-recorded virtual-only session that was available to view online starting Monday, January 31, 2022  and available to watch on demand until March 15, 2022.  (No in-person meeting will be held for this session, it will be virtual online only.)

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the basic structure, function and molecular biology of lysosomes.
  2. Identify specific lysosomal diseases, their clinical manifestations, and means of diagnosis.
  3. Review current treatments for lysosomal diseases, the potential side effects, and their expected clinical outcomes.
  4. Correlate the molecular biology of lysosomes with clinical features, diagnostic testing, and treatment approaches.
  5. Identify important regulatory considerations in the design of a clinical trial for lysosomal diseases.

Preliminary Agenda

Chair: Chester B. Whitley, PhD, MD
Course Director
WORLDSymposium;and “Emerging Trends: State-of-the-Art for Experts”
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and
Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator, Lysosomal Disease Network
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Andrew P. Lieberman, PhD MD
Abrams Collegiate Professor of Pathology
Director of Neuropathology
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Marc C. Patterson, MD, FRACP
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Child Neurology and Child Neurology Open
Editor, Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease and JIMD Reports
Mayo Clinic Children’s Center
Rochester, MN, USA

Jeanine R. Jarnes, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Medical School and
Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Patroula Smpokou, MD
Deputy Director
Division of Rare Diseases & Medical Genetics
Office of New Drugs | CDER | FDA
Silver Spring, MD, USA

Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Regents Professor
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health
Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
Professor, Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science & Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Medical School
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Alan Finglas
MSD Action Foundation / SavingDylan.com
Founder & Research Manager
Dublin, Ireland
Patient Advocate and Parent/Caregiver to a child affected by
Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency

Melissa J. Hogan, JD
Principal Consultant
Doulots, LLC
Inaugural Member, Patient Engagement Collaborative
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Author, “Afraid of the Doctor: Every Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Managing Medical Trauma”
Founder, Project Alive, a Hunter Syndrome Research and Advocacy Foundation
Nashville, TN, USA