2024 Research Symposium and Family Conference

September 25 - 28 2024 | Atlanta, GA


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Family Conference

FPWR's 2024 Family Conference will be held on September  27th and 28th at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta.

The two-day conference is a powerful experience combining education, networking, and community-building. Learn the latest in PWS and SYS research and standards of care from experts in the field and have the opportunity to engage one-on-one with the researchers who have a deep interest in finding treatments for our loved ones with PWS and SYS. 

To give you an idea of what you can expect, here is a glimpse at the 2024 family conference program.

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Pre-Conference Sessions:

Join us for a special session just for new parents
This special pre-conference session is for parents who have received the PWS diagnosis within the last 24 months. Join us on the morning of Friday, September 27th to meet other new families and learn from parents who are on this same journey. A luncheon will follow the session. Space is limited, please RSVP during ticket purchase.

Age Group Meet-Ups
Want to connect with other families in your age group?  Sign up for one of our age group meet-ups on Friday, September 27th, 9:00-11:00 AM.  RSVP during your ticket purchase.

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Research Symposium

Join us Wednesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 26th  for our 2024 PWS Research Symposium highlighting the latest findings in Prader-Willi Syndrome research, and leave inspired with new research ideas and collaborations. Symposium topics will include genetics, molecular mechanisms, PWS models, metabolism, therapeutic development, clinical care, and clinical trials.

Interested in presenting at the symposium?

The Research Symposium will include both oral presentations and a poster session. To submit your abstract for consideration, please complete and return this form. Abstracts should not exceed one page. Abstract submissions will be accepted until May 31st, 2024. 

Travel Awards

FPWR is offering a limited number of $575 travel awards to trainees and junior faculty members presenting their research at FPWR’s 2024 PWS Research Symposium in Atlanta, GA. Travel funds can be applied to the conference registration fee, airfare, hotel, meals, and ground transportation.  Travel Award applications will be accepted until May 31st, 2024.


  • Open to trainees (undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents and clinical fellows) and junior faculty members (within 3 years of the start of a faculty position).
  • No citizenship or residency requirements.
  • Applicants must be the presenting author (oral or poster presentation).

Download travel award application instructions here. 

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Conference guests have access to special conference rates at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta.  Rooms are limited and will sell out! Reserve your room early to avoid disappointment. Your conference registration confirmation email will provide a link to our room block.



Registration Details

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Standard Conference Pricing

Research Symposium: September 25-26
Family Conference: September 27-28

Research Symposium & Family Conference:

Family Discounted Rates
(for parents and relatives of children with PWS/SYS/USP7)

Family Conference Only:
Research Symposium & Family Conference:


Limited financial assistance is available for families who otherwise cannot attend the conference.
Learn more and apply.

Deadline for Registration: September 18th
Refund Policy: Tickets may be refunded up to 30 days prior to the conference, less a $25 processing fee.


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