Calendar of Events

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13th International Congress of
Inborn Errors of Metabolism

September 5-8, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Registration is open for the 13th International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. You may e-mail your questions to for more information.

Fabry Australia National Patient Meeting

September 9, 2017, in Novotel Melbourne, St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia

The theme of the 2017 Fabry Australia National Patient Meeting is ‘Exploring the Fabry Future.’ In addition to hosting the Annual General Meeting of their association’s membership, topics at the National Patient Meeting will include the latest clinical Fabry disease research, findings from the Australian experience of living with Fabry disease, management of Fabry disease in the clinical setting, Fabry disease and genetics, Fabry patient support programs, carers support programs/NDIS, Fabry disease testing programs, the isolation of living with Fabry disease in New Zealand, and some Fabry disease patient testimonies.

The registration deadline is August 18, 2017. Registration is FREE to Fabry Australia members, and $150 for non-members. Registration includes: conference admission, conference materials/papers/presentations, opportunity to contribute to panel Q & A sessions, access to the speakers, morning & afternoon tea, cold/hot lunch, and dinner in the Novotel Hotel restaurant. All Fabry disease patients, their relatives, and friends of those suffering from Fabry Disease are welcome to participate in this year’s national gathering. Contact Fabry Australia with your questions, and register now!

Global Genes
RARE Patient Advocacy Summit 2017

September 14-15, 2017, in Irvine, California, USA

The 6th annual RARE Patient Advocacy Summit will convene at Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, California, 92614. Registration is open!

Individualizing Medicine Conference

October 9-10, 2017 at the Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

This conference is hosted by the Center for Individualized Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Conference organizers state this event is designed for the professional, with concurrent sessions offering practical genomic medicine applications, and in-depth discussions about the microbiome, epigenomics, pharmacogenomics, and more. CME opportunities are offered. The expanded conference consists of a pre-conference meeting held Saturday, October 7–Sunday, October 8 on the Mayo Campus, Gonda Building; the full conference then convenes October 9–10 at the Mayo Civic Center; and the event concludes with a half-day post-conference meeting held Wednesday, October 11 at the Mayo Civic Center. This post-conference meeting includes a lysosomal disease session entitled “Progress and Prospects in Lysosomal Disease” that will be held from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This session includes the Lysosomal Disease Network’s Education Director, Marc C. Patterson, M.D. During the same post-conference meeting is a concurrent rare disease session entitled “Rare Disease – Beyond Diagnoses and Moving From Hope to Help” from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

67th Annual Meeting of the
American Society of Human Genetics

October 17-21, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center
in Orlando, Florida, USA

The ASHG Annual Meeting is the largest human genetics meeting and exposition in the world. This year’s meeting is expected to attract over 6,500 scientific attendees, plus almost 250 exhibiting companies. The meeting provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge science in all areas of human genetics. ASHG members and leading scientists from around the world are selected to present their research findings at invited, platform, and poster sessions.

The headquarter hotels are: The Hilton Orlando and the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Questions can be sent to ASHG.

5th Glycoproteinoses
International Conference
Hosted and Organized by the ISMRD

November 1-4, 2017 in Rome, Italy

Dr. Alessandra d’Azzo is the primary investigator for this scientific conference to be held in Rome, Italy. Dr. d’Azzo wrote, “Like earlier ISMRD gatherings, the conference will bring together basic scientists and clinicians from around the world to share with patient families and colleagues their latest discoveries in the areas of glycoproteinoses pathophysiology, investigational and pre-clinical therapy development, and clinical trials for these rare disorders.” Explore more information: about the conference venue; to make the hotel reservation; or to register & pay the fees. Children and adults diagnosed with a glycoprotein storage disease are admitted free of charge. Early-bird registration ends August 30, 2017. An outstanding lineup of international physicians and researchers comprise the scientific committee. The organizing committee is also quite impressive. More information will be posted at the conference’s web site as the conference draws closer.

WORLDSymposium™ 2018

February 5-9, 2018 in San Diego, California, USA

The 14th Annual WORLDSymposium convenes February 5-9, 2018 at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego hotel in San Diego, California. Be sure to read our Breaking News page for additional information.

Enzymes, Coenzymes & Metabolic Pathways
Gordon Research Conference

July 22-27, 2018 in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, USA

The Chairs of this Conference are Holly R. Ellis & Kay Ahn. Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 24, 2018. (Registration for this meeting is not the same as application. Before registering for the meeting, you must first apply to attend the Conference, and then be accepted by the Chair of the meeting. Once you have been accepted to the meeting, you may then complete the registration process.) For questions about application status, registration, payments, receipts, refunds, posters or site/travel information, please contact Brenda Figueroa. For questions about the Conference program, please send an email to GRC Program Updates.

15th International Symposium on MPS
and Related Diseases

August 1-4, 2018 in San Diego, California, USA

This is being organized by the International MPS Network. The International MPS Network is the official body of the patient associations representing MPS and MPS societies at a European and global level. Membership in the International MPS Network is only open to the one nationally-recognized MPS Society or relevant patient association for each country globally. Up to two representatives from each accepted MPS Society or relevant patient association may attend the International MPS Network Meetings. There is no membership fee; however, member organizations are responsible for meeting the costs of their representatives’ attendance. Save the dates! Meeting details are not yet released. Check the web site periodically.

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