2020 PWS Research Symposium

October 1-2, 2020
Chicago, IL

About The Event

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Mark your calendars for FPWR’s PWS Research Symposium October 1-2, 2020. Join colleagues and learn more about the latest breakthroughs in Prader-Willi syndrome research including genetics, molecular mechanisms, PWS models, metabolism, therapeutic development, clinical care, and clinical trials.

Abstracts are now being accepted!

Download the Abstract Submission Form Here
Abstract Submission Date: Monday, July 13
Please submit abstracts to: Jessica.Bohonowych@fpwr.org

 

Travel Awards

FPWR will offer a limited number of $500 travel awards to trainees and junior faculty members presenting their research at FPWR’s 2020 PWS Research Symposium.  Travel funds can be applied to conference registration fee, airfare, hotel, meals, and ground transportation.

Eligibility:  

  • 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).

Application: Please submit the following, along with the abstract submission:

  • CV or Biosketch
  • Letter of Recommendation from Mentor (trainees) or Department/Section Chair (junior faculty)
  • Brief statement (250 words or less) about why you would like to attend and how you expect attendance at the symposium will advance your work in PWS research.

Award funding will be disbursed after the meeting, upon submission of travel reimbursement forms and accompanying receipts.

Important Dates:

Abstract deadline                                               July 13, 2020
Travel award application deadline                  July 13, 2020
Travel award decision notification                  September 3, 2020
PWS Research Symposium                             October 1-2, 2020

Questions?   Please contact Jessica.bohonowych@fpwr.org

 

 

 
Symposium Agenda

Thursday, October 1st, 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday, October 2nd, 9:00am - 12:00pm

An exciting day of the latest breakthroughs in Prader-Willi syndrome research including genetics, molecular mechanisms, PWS models, metabolism, therapeutic development, clinical care, and clinical trials. Presentations will be given for a scientific audience (researchers an academics). Parents are welcome to attend.

Learn more.

 

08:00
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09:00
Networking Breakfast
09:00
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05:00
Abstract Presentations
05:00
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07:00
Scientific Day Reception and Poster Sharing
09:00
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12:00
Friday Presentations

Registration Details

Standard Conference Pricing

Research Symposium: October 1-2
$300 (until 8/31)   $350 (after 9/1)
 
Family Conference: October 2-3
$350 (until 8/31)   $400 (after 9/1)

Research Symposium & Family Conference:
$650 (until 8/31)   $750 (after 9/1)

Register Now!

 

Refund Policy: standard registration fees may be refunded
up to 30 days prior to conference, less a $25 processing fee.


 

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The Venue

Convene

233 Wacker, Chicago, IL

Accommodations

A room block is available at the W Chicago Hotel - City Center
with a discounted room rate of $196/night.
This rate is only available until September 11, 2020.
A link with the discounted rate will be provided in your registration confirmation email.
October 1-2, 2020
Chicago, IL

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