International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organization Conference
Building Global Community

July 20 – 24, 2016
Hosted by FPWR Canada

Save the Date announcement 2016 IPWSO Conference

Scientific Conference – Thursday July 21 – Friday July 22
Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto, Ontario, Canada


FPWR Canada and the International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation invite you to join world experts on Prader-Willi syndrome on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, 2016.

The 2016 IPWSO Scientific Conference will include sessions on:

• PWS through the lifespan
• Preclinical Models of PWS
• Mental Health and Challenging Behaviour
• Clinical Trials
• Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms
• Scientific/Caregiver Joint Session
• IPWSO and FPWR-Canada Award Talks

A pre-conference workshop on “Bridging the Gaps: from Target Development to Clinical Trials” will take place on Wednesday, July 20. Details can be found here.

We invite the submission of abstracts that describe new developments in scientific research on PWS. Topics can include but are not limited to molecular and cellular aspects of PWS, preclinical and clinical studies, and mental health in PWS. We welcome abstracts from researchers, clinicians, and trainees in many sectors including academia, industry, education and government. The Call for Scientific Conference Abstracts is posted at

We invite the submission of nominations or self-nominations for the following three awards sponsored by FPWR Canada: “Eliminate the Challenges” Award; Young Investigator Award; and, Trainee Publication Award. The Call for Award Nominations is posted at

The deadline for Abstract submission and for Award nominations is February 1, 2016.