2023 Research Symposium and Family Conference

October 5 - 7, 2023 | Denver, CO

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FPWR's 2023 Family Conference will be held on October 6th and October 7th at The Westin Downtown Denver.

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. 

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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, October 6 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, October 6, 9:00-11:00 AM.  RSVP during the ticket purchase.

Research Symposium
Hear the latest in PWS research directly from the researchers! Presentations are geared for a scientific audience of researchers and academics, however, parents are invited to attend on Friday, October 6th from 9-12 p.m. for free!


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FPWR 2023 Research Symposium


Research Symposium

Join us Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6, 8 am -12 pm, for our 2023 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.

The general program agenda is as follows:

Thursday, October 5
Abstract Presentations 8:30 AM - 5 PM 
Scientific Reception and Poster Sharing 5 - 7 PM

Friday, October 6
Abstract Presentations 8:30 AM - 12 PM

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 July 15th. 

Travel Awards

FPWR is offering a limited number of $500 travel awards to trainees and junior faculty members presenting their research at FPWR’s 2023 PWS Research Symposium in Denver, Colorado. Travel funds can be applied to the conference registration fee, airfare, hotel, meals, and ground transportation.  Travel Award applications will be accepted until July 15th.


  • 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 Westin, Downtown Denver of $199 a night- available until September 1st.  A link to our room block will be emailed to you when you register.

The Westin, Downtown Denver
1672 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 572-9100


Registration Details

Standard Conference Pricing

Research Symposium Only: $400
Family Conference Only: $350
Research Symposium & Family Conference: $750

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

Family Conference Only:  $250
Research Symposium & Family Conference: $650

Deadline for Registration: September 27th
Refund Policy: Tickets may be refunded up to 30 days prior to the conference, less a $25 processing fee.

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


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