The National MPS Society (of the U.S.) held its annual family gathering in Minneapolis, the administrative home of the Lysosomal Disease Network, during August 2017. Enjoy the flavor of this highly-successful gathering as you contemplate some of the events and participants shown below:

Panel discussion participants

Left to Right: Dr. Chester B. Whitley, Principal Investigator of the Lysosomal Disease Network, Dr. Joseph Muenzer, and Dr. Patricia Dickson answer questions during a scientific panel at the National MPS Society’s 2017 annual family gathering.

LDN 6703 Investigators

Some members of the University of Minnesota’s Lysosomal Disease Network research team investigating MPS diseases (from left) are Drs. Igor Nestrasil, Kelly King, Elsa Shapiro, and Julie Eisengart; with Dr. Kendra Bjoraker (3:1 Neuropsychology Consultants, PLLC), on far right.


Jake and Jack

Jake and Jack strike Instagram-worthy poses at the 2017 annual family conference.

Michael and mom

Michael is glad to see his mom after a fun day in child care!

Campbell and Cooper

Campbell and Cooper enjoy a performance in child care at the gathering.

Dr. Paul Orchard

The University of Minnesota’s Dr. Paul Orchard gives a presentation on ‘Current Practices and the Future of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.’


Markayla and Sharon

Markayla and Sharon wave to bystanders at the ‘MPS Minneapolis Madness 5K and Memorial Walk.’

Amy Schadewald

The University of Minnesota’s Amy Schadewald, MSW gives a presentation on the pediatric-to-adult transition.


Allison is an author.

Allison poses with her very own publication at the 2017 annual family conference.

Rena and Wesley

Rena and Wesley enjoy walking in the sun on a gorgeous day at the MPS Minneapolis Madness 5K and Memorial Walk.

Family walk

A hard working MPS dad with his children enjoying the MPS Memorial Walk.

Donald, a volunteer at the race

Volunteer Donald helped set the pace for the runners at the MPS Minneapolis Madness 5K race.


Michael and Elizabeth

Michael and Elizabeth jump for joy at the MPS Minneapolis Madness 5K and Memorial Walk!

Zoe

Zoe enjoys a performance in child care.


The Race across the Mississippi River!

Runners at the MPS Minneapolis Madness 5K and Memorial Walk enjoy running across the Mississippi River on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.


Leslie, Chelsey and Kris

Left to Right: Leslie, Chelsey and Kris get ready to run the MPS Minneapolis Madness 5K in honor of Kraig, a friend, brother and son who lost his battle with MPS II.

Kim and Igor

Kim Williams high-fives the University of Minnesota’s Dr. Igor Nestrasil as he finishes the MPS Minneapolis Madness 5K race.