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Home >> 2019 Conference


Join us in the City of Brotherly Love for a fantastic weekend of educational seminars, engaging speakers, social events and dysautonomia advocacy training! With over 600 guests attending each year, this is the largest conference on autonomic disorders that brings together patients, caregivers, researchers, physicians, industry representatives, non-profit leaders and government policy makers.

We welcome individuals of all ages, but the conference programming is best suited for individuals ages 12 & up. There is a Teen Program for adolescents aged 12-18. There are sessions for adult patients, caregivers, and medical professionals as well.

Please read all of the information on this page before registering at the bottom of the page.

CONFERENCE DATES
July 26-28, 2019

CONFERENCE LOCATION
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Please book your hotel reservation after purchasing your conference pass. A discounted room block wil be offered after the registration process. Wheelchair friendly rooms are available.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Conference Pass: Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28 - $300 Early Bird Registration until 6/15, $350 after

There is a separate registration page for the Continuing Medical Education Course (for medical professionals only) being held Saturday, July 27, 8am-5pm.

The Conference always sells out well in advance, so we recommend registering early. The Conference Pass includes a dessert reception and entertainment on Friday evening, Saturday lunch, Saturday night awards dinner and entertainment, Sunday lunch, and access to all educational lectures, interactive sessions and social activities throughout the weekend.

Conference registration fees will not be refunded after June 26, 2019 for any reason. Prior to this date, fees can be refunded less a $20 service charge per registration to cover the cost of processing the registration and refund. Registrations are not transferable. If you have already paid for your registration and would like a refund on or before June 26th, please contact us at conference@dysautonomiainternational.org.

SPEAKERS & TOPICS
Many of the world's leading experts on autonomic disorders are joining us, as well as other engaging speakers on topics of interest to the dysautonomia community. View our Speaker's List.

Topics include: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Neurocardiogenic Syncope, Autoimmune Autonomic Ganglionopathy, Orthostatic Hypotension, Gastroparesis, Autonomic and Sensory Neuropathies, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Sjogren's Syndrome, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks in Dysautonomia, Chronic Pain Management, Coping with Chronic Illness, Research Updates and more! Throughout the conference there will be a separate program for teens, although teens are welcome to participate in the regular programming as well.

SCHEDULE
Friday, July 26th
6:00pm-10:00pm - Registration & Welcome Reception

Saturday, July 27th
9:00am-5:00pm - Educational Sessions & Social Activities
5:30pm-6:30pm - Photography Walking Tour with Adam Jacobs
7:00pm-10:00pm - Awards Dinner

Sunday, July 28th
9:00am-4:00pm - Educational Sessions & Social Activities

Additional details about the conference schedule will be posted closer to the event date.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
The conference will be held at the Loews Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA. The hotel is located in the heart of Centre City in downtown Philadelphia. The property is fully air-conditioned and has an indoor pool, fitness center and business center. Wheelchair accessible rooms are available upon request. All rooms include complimentary wireless internet access.

A block of rooms is being held for conference participants at a discounted rate. Nightly rates (not including applicable taxes) are $161 per night for single/double occupancy.

Preferred rates are available on a first come, first serve basis until July 3, 2019. Once the room block is full, room are subject to availability at the current market rate. Guests are responsible for booking their own hotel reservations. Please wait to receive confirmation of your conference registration prior to booking your hotel room. Your confirmation email will contain a link to reserve a room at the discounted rate. Guests will be required to show conference credentials during the conference for admission into sessions, meal function and hospitality locations.

MEALS
Dysautonomia International provides a welcome reception on Friday evening, a buffet lunch on Saturday, a buffet dinner and dessert on Saturday, a box lunch on Sunday, as well as salty snacks and hydrating fluids throughout the weekend. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available. Ingredient lists are available for each meal by asking the waitstaff.

The hotel has a beautiful bar and restaurant, Bank & Bourbon. There are many affordable food options within short walking distance of the hotel, including the historic Reading Terminal Market, which has over 24 restaurants and dozens of food vendors to choose from.

TRANSPORTATION
The hotel is about 25 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and 10 minutes from Amtrak's 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Taxi, Uber and Lyft services are available.

Self parking is not available at the hotel, but there are several self-park locations within two block radius of the hotel. Valet parking is available at the hotel for $49 per day.

WHAT TO WEAR?
Dress is summer casual for the conference, although you may want to bring a cardigan or sweater because the meeting rooms can get a little chilly sometimes. We suggest summer cocktail party attire for the Awards Dinner. Don't forget a bathing suit if you'd like to make use of the hotel pool.

PET POLICY
Pets are strictly prohibited at the Conference. ADA service animals that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability are welcome.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
We're planning a busy weekend, but if you'd like to explore the area, Philadelphia has some amazing sites to see and things to do. The discounted hotel room rate is available a few days before and after the conference if you may want to extend your stay to check out more of Philadelphia.

SPONSORSHIPS, EXHIBIT BOOTHS, JOURNAL ADS & CHARITY AUCTION
There are many sponsorship, exhibit and advertising opportunities for businesses, organizations and individuals interested in supporting the 2019 Dysautonomia International Conference, whether or not you are planning to attend. Ads are available to be purchased in the commemorative program. Donations of items for our Silent Auction and catering items (snacks, desserts, bottled beverages) are appreciated. Please contact Kirsten Slowey for additional information (kslowey@dysautonomiainternational.org) or review our 2019 Conference Prospectus.

QUESTIONS?
Please feel free to contact us with any questions. conference@dysautonomiainternational.org




 
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