News New event added: 9th Annual SBP Rare Disease Day Symposium & CDG Family Conference

New event added: 9th Annual SBP Rare Disease Day Symposium & CDG Family Conference

February 6, 2018

In 2018, in partnership with CDG CARE and, the ninth annual Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute's Rare Disease Day Symposium will focus on Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation and Deglycosylation. This joint scientific and family symposium will be held February 23-25, 2018 at The Dana Hotel on Mission Bay in San Diego, CA, with the scientific session on February 23-24, and the family session on February 25. All are encouraged to attend both sessions.

Scientific topics will include:
  1. PMM2-CDG: Overview, Models and Therapies
  2. Other Glycosylation Disorders: Models and Therapies
  3. NGLY1: A Disorder of Deglycosylation

Family topics will include:
  1. Education on the science behind this class of disorders
  2. Resources available for patients and families
  3. Interventional and therapeutic approaches

Scientific and family meetings will be bridged by three interactive events:
  • A poster session on Friday evening—a new opportunity for scientists to present emerging research in Glycobiology.
  • SBP’s innovative doctor-is-in session, where physicians and scientists meet with small groups of like-minded family members in a round-robin format, on Saturday afternoon.
  • Family/Scientist Networking time on Saturday evening.

To learn more about the symposium and family conference, including confirmed speakers and topics, review the preliminary agenda and event information packet, both available for download above. Please note that speakers and topics are subject to change. To facilitate communication between the scientific and family communities, all participants are encouraged to attend the full symposium.