Rare Disease Report

Attention Lysosomal Disease Researchers: WORLDSymposium Now Accepting Late-breaking Abstracts

NOVEMBER 01, 2017
James Radke
From November 1st to December 1st, WORLDSymposium is accepting late-breaking abstracts for WORLDSymposium 2018 being held February 5-9, 2018 in San Diego.

WORLDSymposium is THE research conference for people interested in lysosomal disease research. Last year, more than 1600 participants from over 50 countries attending the meeting and this year will likely be even bigger.

Abstracts focused on basic, translational, or clinical research are all accepted. The only speculation is that it involves a lysosomal disease.

Lysosomal Diseases or lysosomal storage diseases are a group of rare inherited disorders that result from defects in lysosomal function. Lysosomes are cellular vesicles that degrade large molecules. Generally, people with lysosomal disease are missing a key enzyme involved in that degradation process and the end result is usually a buildup of molecules in the cells that leads to multi-organ damage. Each lysosomal disease is associated with a specific enzyme and the corresponding molecule that accumulates in the body will determine the symptoms.

Some of the lysosomal diseases include:
  • Alpha-mannosidosis types I & II
  • Aspartylglucosaminuria
  • Batten disease
  • Beta-mannosidosis
  • Cholesteryl ester storage disease
  • Fabry disease
  • Fucosidosis
  • Galactosialidosis types I & II
  • Gaucher disease
  • Krabbe disease
  • Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (infantile, late infantile, juvenile)
  • Mucolipidosis types II, III, & IV
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (Hurler, Hurler–Scheie, and Scheie)
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (Hunter syndrome)
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type III (Sanfilippo syndrome)
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type IV ( Morquio syndrome)
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI (Maroteaux–Lamy syndrome)
  • Niemann-Pick disease
  • Pompe disease
  • Sandhoff disease
  • Schindler disease
  • Sialidosis types I & II
  • Tay-Sachs disease
  • Wolman disease

Abstracts must be less than 300 words and cannot contain images or figures.

To submit a late-breaking abstract, click here.

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