One Congress for ALL.
Patients | Families | Scientists |
Industry Professionals

17th International Symposium on
MPS and Related Diseases
04. - 07. April 2024

About the Event

This congress is a unique platform where doctors, patients, families, scientists, and industry professionals come together to engage in intensive exchange.

A diverse program and encounters await you that you will never forget.

Four days full of numerous scientific lectures, a wide range of activities for families, a lively children's and youth program including childcare services, special workshops, first-class networking dinners, touching exchanges and much more - every participant will benefit!
Experts and speakers from the field of the metabolic disease MPS as well as related lysosomal storage disorders.
Days of lectures and workshops.
The congress language is English. The main lectures will be simultaneously translated into German or vice versa.
Congress for all.

Our Scientific Management

Doctors from the three organizing countries took over the scientific management of the congress. For Austria Florian Lagler (Center for Rare Diseases, PMU Salzburg), for Germany Christina Lampe (Center for Rare Diseases University of Giessen) and Nicole Muschol (International Center for Lysosomal Disorders, UKE Hamburg) and for Switzerland Marianne Rohrbach (University Children's Hospital Zurich).
Prof. Dr. med.
Florian B. Lagler
Specialist in pediatrics and specialist in pharmacology and toxicology
Dr. med.
Christina Lampe
Senior physician
PD Dr. med. Nicole Maria Muschol
Pediatrician specialist, Metabolic Consultant
Prof. Dr. med. et phil. nat M. Rohrbach
Pediatrician specialist,
Senior Consultant

Unforgettable encounters:

Here, you have the unique opportunity to meet and understand a multitude of patients with different manifestations and forms of MPS. At the same time, you can establish valuable connections with medical professionals from across the globe.

Speaker at the 17th International Symposium on
MPS and Related Diseases

Unparalleled knowledge exchange: With over 1,000 international attendees expected, including leading experts in the field, this congress will become a melting pot of ideas and innovations in the realm of MPS and similar lysosomal storage diseases. A small selection of our experts:
Brian Bigger
Roberto Gugliani
Patty Dickson
Maurizio Scarpa
Paul Harmatz
Lucia de Zen
Mireia del Toro
Simon Jones
70 more

Do you want to be part of this extraordinary experience? Then secure your spot now and register.


Congress Organisation

The societies for MPS and related diseases are patientdriven organizations that were founded as early as the 1980s by parents ofaffected MPS patients. The main tasks of the MPS societies are to provide advice, guidance and support to patients and their relatives as well as networking, especially with physicians and scientists, and international cooperation. Representing the societies, the country representatives (photo from left to right) Michaela Weigl (MPS Austria), Fredi Wiesbauer (MPS Switzerland)  und Carmen Kunkel (MPS Germany)  are organizing the MPS Congress 2024 in Würzburg in collaboration with face to face event. The contact person for the face to face event is Tanja Gutike.

The patron of the event, Eva Luise Köhler, wrote a greeting.

General Information

Photo and Film
Photos or film recordings will be taken during the congress. The photos / film recordings will be published to present the activities of the MPS societies on their website(s) and social media channels as well as in print media, in brochures or folders. As a data subject, you are generally entitled to the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction, objection and data portability within the framework of the legal provisions. Please contact the organiser if necessary.


Poster exhibition
Posters will be displayed continuously from Thursday to Saturday. The three best posters will be awarded a poster prize.
Name badges and congress documents
You will receive your name badge on site at the conference desk. Please have your barcode stand-by.
The MPS Congress 2024 has not only been certified by the Bavarian Medical Association, but also by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)!It is also certified by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). The Bavarian Medical Association has certified the event with 12 CME points in category B.And EACCME has even awarded a total of 16.5 CME points!

Important dates

On the opening day, Thursday, April 04th, a Get-together will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the industrial exhibition. Attendance is free of charge for congress participants and their accompanying persons / children.
Remembrance Ceremony
On Friday, April 05th, a Remembrance Ceremony will be organised from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in memory of deceased affected persons. The start will be at 6pm at the CCW and the finish will be the Marktplatz in Würzburg’s city center. Drinks and a snack will be provided. Participation is free of charge for congress participants and their accompanying persons / children.
Network Dinner
On Saturday, April 06th, our popular Network Dinner will take place form 7:00 – 11:00 pm at the CCW Würzburg. Registration is required. Info follows.
Registration is possible via the congress app. All registered participants have automatically received their access to the app. If you miss your access details, please contact