Resources Calendar
SFG is pleased to connect our members with associated meetings of interest. If you know of a meeting that may be of interest to the membership, please email the information to for inclusion in this listing.


11th Annual SBP Rare Disease Day Symposium and Bi-Annual CDG Family Conference

February 28, 2020
11th Annual SBP Rare Disease Day Symposium and Bi-Annual CDG Family Conference
“Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation”
Friday, February 28–Sunday, March 1, 2020
The Dana on Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Learn more and register online at
$45/day or $150 for the full meeting*
*Registration sponsorships available for poster session presenters
In February 2020, basic researchers, clinicians, patients, family members and advocates will bring their talents and special stories to Mission Bay in San Diego, CA. Together, we will foster new perspectives, ideas, and collaborations, and accelerate therapeutic efforts for those living with CDG.
SBP’s scientific symposium will be held Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29, 2020, kicking off with an inspiring keynote presentation on “The Basic Science Origins of CDG” from Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman, PhD, UC Berkeley. In addition, 16 noted CDG-focused scientists and clinicians have agreed to speak on the following topics:
1. PMM2-CDG: Overview, Models and Therapies
2. Other Glycosylation Disorders: Models and Therapies
3. Basic Science of Multiple CDGs
The three-day event will conclude on Sunday, March 1 with the CDG Family Conference. Family topics include education on the science behind CDG, resources available for patients and families, and interventional and therapeutic approaches. 
We are also excited to offer a Poster Session the evening of Friday, February 29—an opportunity for junior investigators and postdocs to present emerging science alongside patient and advocate presenters.
For more information about the 2020 SBP Rare Disease Day Symposium, including a preliminary agenda and poster session guidance, please navigate to
Chair: Hudson Freeze,
Contact: Debi Jeffery,



ASBMB 2020 Meeting

April 4, 2020

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) 2020 Meeting
The ASBMB 2020 Meeting will be held April 4-7 at the San Diego convention center. Along with outstanding award lectures, poster sessions, and workshops, this year six thematic sessions covering foundational areas of biochemistry and molecular biology will meet each of the three mornings of the conference. One of the themes is entitled, Glycosylation and Extracellular Matrix in Development, Repair, and Disease, co-chaired by Drs. Jamey Marth and Joanne Murphy-Ullrich. They have invited 12 world-class scientists to speak in this three-day theme. We hope to have many abstracts submitted relevant to glycosylation and extracellular matrix. Additional Spotlight sessions will be added to the program drawn from the submitted abstracts, allowing students, postdoctoral scholars, and other young scientists to present their work orally. Additional abstracts will be chosen for 1 min flash talks, giving the presenter an opportunity to advertise their poster during the morning sessions. Abstracts are due November 14. For more details about the conference, see

2020 NIH & FDA Glycoscience Research Day

May 15, 2020
2020 NIH & FDA Glycoscience Research Day
May 15, 2020
Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD
Co-Chairs Dr. Lara Abramowitz, NIDDK, NIH & Dr. Tongzhong Ju, OBP, CDER, FDA
Register here for NIH FDA Glyco Day
Abstracts are due April 3, 2020 and should be submitted via this web form: abstract submission site
Glycobiology of Disease and Therapeutics
Co-Chairs, Dr. Tongzhong Ju, FDA & Dr. Lara Abramowitz, NIDDK
Dr. Tongzhong Ju, Office of Biotechnology Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA  
Dr. Joseph Contessa, Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Pharmacology; Co-Leader, Radiobiology and Radiotherapy, Yale Cancer Center
Dr. James Paulson, Professor and Co-Chair Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute
Chair, Dr. Aleksandra Nita-Lazar
Dr. Rebekah Gundry, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dr. Heather Desaire, University of Kansas
Dr. Radoslav Goldman, Georgetown University
Human Milk Oligosaccharides
Chair, Dr. Michelle Bond, NIGMS
Dr. David J. Hackam, Surgeon-in-Chief, Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Dr. Steven Townsend, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Sasirekha Ramani, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Glyco Analytics & Chemistry
Chair, Dr. Mark Lowenthal, NIST
Dr. Richard Drake, Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Hui-wang Ai, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, School of Medicine, University of Virginia
Dr. Jeffery Gildersleeve, Senior Investigator, National Cancer Institute, NIH
Short talks will be selected from Abstracts
This meeting is made possible through generous support from the Food and Drug Administration, the Office of the Director, NIH & FAES.


12th International GlycoT 2020 Conference

June 20, 2020
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12th International GlycoT 2020 Conference

Co-Chairs: Richard D. Cummings (Harvard Medical School) and Michael Pierce (University of Georgia and the CCRC)

Saturday, June 20- Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel in Cambridge, MA.
More details coming soon!