Program + Events on Lysosomal Diseases

“WORLD” is an acronym for “We’re Organizing Research on Lysosomal Diseases”, and WORLDSymposium is now considered the premier international forum for gathering experts from around the globe who are actively involved in Basic Science, Translational Studies, and Clinical Applications for lysosomal diseases. The meeting also offers an Exhibit Hall featuring state-of-the-art medical and laboratory equipment, products, and services and the Patient Advocate Showcase.

Hybrid Event

WORLDSymposium, in consideration of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, announces that it will design the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting, scheduled for February 7-11, 2022, as a hybrid meeting. The live component will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, USA and the virtual component will be available online for those who cannot attend in person. The health and safety of attendees, faculty, sponsors and staff remains the primary concern of the WORLDSymposium.

The hybrid format allows WORLDSymposium to provide the best possible meeting experience to the widest possible audience. WORLDSymposium will present this year’s Annual Meeting with a fresh, new approach to the informative and inspiring event so many professionals and researchers look forward to each year.

The virtual platform will allow attendees from around the globe to access the meeting’s program of activities and content, and network with other attendees and companies online. For those looking forward to spending time with colleagues and peers in San Diego, WORLDSymposium will host live sessions, an exhibit hall, a networking reception and more.

The health and safety of all WORLDSymposium 2022 attendees, exhibitors and event support staff is our top priority. Our hybrid meeting experience will allow attendees to participate safely, selecting the option that works best for them.

  1. WORLDSymposium will be publishing updates by email every two-three weeks.
  2. The WORLDSymposium 2022 Program and Abstracts will again be published in the February 2022 “Lysosomes” issue of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism.
  3. WORLDSymposium will continue to post updates on safety protocols as they are finalized. Safety protocols will be include in the email updates and will be posted on this website.

Platform and Poster Sessions

WORLDSymposium 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 and the clinical investigation of these diseases. This year’s meeting is expected to attract over 3000 lysosomal disease professionals from more than 60 different countries, plus more than 40 exhibiting companies and patient advocate groups. Leading scientists from around the world will present their research findings at Platform and Poster Sessions.