Registration & Hotel FAQs on WORLDSymposium

  • Where is the 2021 Scientific Meeting being held?
    WORLDSymposium will be conducting the 2021 Annual Research Conference as a virtual event. It will be completely online. Registration for the conference opened: September 1, 2020 Advance Registration Deadline: January 8, 2021
  • I would like to pay by check. How do I register for the meeting?
    Registration payments can be made by check, credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Discover, or Visa only) or wire transfer. We do not process phone or fax registrations.
  • How can I change or update my registration for the meeting?
    Click here to change or update your registration online . You will need to enter your email and your confirmation number in order to change or update your registration.
  • What is your cancellation policy?

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation notices must be in writing and received by 4:30 PM Central Time on January 8, 2021 to be eligible for a refund. All cancellations are subject to a nonrefundable processing fee of 20% of all registration fees paid. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellation notices should be sent to Allow four weeks for processing.

    If a registrant needs to cancel after January 8, 2021, the conference registration may be transferred to another person who is NOT already registered for the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact or at 561-609-0452.

  • Are any meals included in the registration fee?
    WORLDSymposium is completely virtual. There are no meals included in the registration fee.
  • How do I make my hotel reservation?
    WORLDSymposium is completely virtual. Hotel reservations are not needed.
  • Is there an exhibit hall-only registration fee?
    WORLDSymposium does not provide an exhibit hall-only registration fee. The 2021 Exhibit Hall will be virtual only. In order to visit the online exhibits, an attendee must purchase a full conference registration. If you are interested in a great opportunity to connect with over 3000 key members of the international lysosomal disease community, WORLDSymposium is the place!
  • Can I use recording equipment?
    Taking photos, videos or audiotapes of slides, posters and presenters or questions and answers is strictly prohibited. Copyright and intellectual property law is observed during all WORLDSymposium presentations, sessions and events.
  • Can I take photos or screen captures in the exhibit hall?
    Attendees may take photos or screen captures of posters ONLY if the poster author agrees. Authors who do not want their posters to be photographed or screen captured will have to indicate as such on their posters. No other photography, or audio or video recording is allowed. Attendees who photograph or record poster information for which they have not obtained permission will be asked to leave the session immediately.
  • Do I need to consent to being photographed or recorded at WORLDSymposium?
    Registration and attendance at, or participation in, WORLDSymposium Scientific Sessions and other related activities, constitutes an agreement by the registrant to permit WORLDSymposium use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, audiotapes of such events and activities.
  • What is the meeting dress code?
    Appropriate dress is business casual. Please dress appropriately whenever appearing on pre-recorded or live video for presentations or when in video meetings.
  • Can children attend Scientific Sessions or visit the Exhibit Hall?
    Children of any age are not permitted in WORLDSymposium Scientific Sessions or Exhibit Hall. Children may be registered as family members/accompanying persons of fully registered patient/family attendees. Children must be accompanied by a registered parent or a guardian at all times in any common areas of the meeting. Children may attend the Lysosomal Disease Network (LDN) Council of Patient Advocates (COPA) meeting if accompanied by a registered parent or guardian.
  • What is your policy on guests?
    Guests are not permitted in the Exhibit Hall or Specific Sessions, unless prior approval is requested and approved by WORLDSymposium.