Has your Association or Organisation thought about hosting an IPWSO conference?  Over the years these have been hosted in the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, New Zealand, USA, Romania, UK, Canada and Taiwan.  We are now encouraging our members to think about hosting in 2022.


IPWSO works closely with the host country and provides clear Conference Guidelines and management support throughout.  If your Association or Organisation is interested, contact us now for details.  All bids will be voted on at the General Assembly in November 2019, Havana, Cuba.  Your country's bid for this must be in to our office no later than two months before the conference date ie, the beginning of September 2019.

10th International PWS Conference
 The local hosts for the event are the Cuban Society of Human Genetics (SOCUGEN).
Havana, 13-17 November, 2019

This is IPWSO's 10th international Prader-Willi syndrome conference. We hold these every 3 years, each time in a different country. The conference is divided into Professional (scientific & research), Parent & Family, Caregivers and Residential Providers, and a Children & Siblings Programme. This time, significantly, it will be held in Havana, Cuba. Cuba has been an important part of IPWSO's large 'family' of 105 members and the progress made by a few families and dedicated professionals is fantastic. We are so glad to be able to share in this celebration of knowledge!

A dedicated conference website is available at 

Depending on availability of funds, IPWSO offers scholarships to attend our conferences.  Get on our mailing list and keep up to date with conferences, workshops, meetings, and scholarship grants.

Scholars for 2018 can be seen here.  

Scholars for 2019 can be seen here

Click to read flyers from 4 bidding countries

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