17th International
Symposium on MPS
and Related Diseases

Call us:
+49 172 6824438
CCW, Pleichertorstraße
97070 Würzburg

You are cordially invited!

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 17th International Symposium on MPS and Related Diseases, which will take place from April 4-7, 2024 at the Congress Centrum CCW in Würzburg / Germany.

The congress will inform you for 4 days about the latest developments around the metabolic disease MPS as well as related lysosomal storage diseases.

After the hard corona time with many restrictions, the MPS Symposium 2024 will again be a great platform for the field of metabolic disease MPS:
  • Scientists, physicians, physiotherapists etc. will present the latest international research results and therapies for MPS as well as related lysosomal storage diseases
  • Special workshops for patients / family members
  • Plenary lectures, professional and patient program
  • Unique opportunity for cross-national exchange between scientists and affected persons
  • Excursion program for accompanying persons
  • Children and youth program for our "young participants".
You are cordially invited to participate! We would be delighted to welcome you in Würzburg!

Best regards

On behalf of the organizing committee
  • Dr. Fredi Wiesbauer MPS Switzerland
  • Carmen Kunkel MPS Germany
  • Michaela Weigl  MPS Österreich

Our Congress Organisers

The societies for MPS and related disorders are patient driven organizations that were founded as early as the 1980s by parents of affected 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 (Austria), Fredi Wiesbauer (Switzerland) and Carmen Kunkel (Germany) are organizing the MPS Congress 2024 in Würzburg. Together with the scientific management, they are inviting representatives of research & industry, treating physicians, but above all patients with their families from all over the world to an open exchange.

Patron Eva Luise Köhler

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. Other languages may also be translated depending on audience.”
Congress for all.

Our Scientific Management

Prof. Dr. med.
Florian B. Lagler

Specialist in Pediatricsand specialist
in pharmacologyand toxicology

Head of Institute for Inborn Errors of Metabolism;
Department of Pediatrics, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
Center for Rare Diseases Salzburg
CEO to Clinical Research Center Salzburg GmbH
Dr. med.
Christina Lampe
Senior Physician

Center for Rare Diseases Giessen (ZSEGI), Department of Pediatric Neurology, Social Pediatrics and Epileptology, Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Giessen / Marburg University Hospital, Germany
Location Giessen, Feulgenstr. 12, 35389 Giessen, Germany
PD Dr. med.
Nicole Maria Muschol
Pediatrician, Metabolic Consultant
Spokeswoman International Center for Lysosomal Disorders
Head Lysosomal Group

International Center for Lysosomal Disorders (ICLD)
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Dept. of Pediatrics, Bldg N22
Martinistraße 52
20246 Hamburg
Prof. Dr. med. et phil. nat
M. Rohrbach
Senior Consultant,
inborn errors of metabolism

Reference Center for Rare Metabolic Diseases
University Children's Hospital Zurich - Eleonora Foundation
Steinwiesstrasse 75, CH-8032 Zurich
Society for Mukopolysaccharidosen e.V.
Carmen Kunkel, Herstallstraße 35,
63739 Aschaffenburg, Germany
Phone: +49-6021-446360
info@mps-ev.dewww.mps-ev.deFacebook: MPS Gesellschaft DeutschlandInstagram: mpsdeutschland
Society for Mucopolysaccharidoses
and similar diseases Austria

Michaela Weigl, Finklham 90
A - 4612 Scharten, Austria
Phone and Fax: + 43-7249-47795
office@mps-austria.atwww.mps-austria.atFacebook: MPS-AustriaInstagram: mps_austria
Association MPS Schweiz
c/o Karen Peci, Tössriedenstrasse 74,
8193 Eglisau, Switzerland
Phone: +41 79 327 66 20
office@verein-mps.chwww.verein-mps.chInstagram: mps_schweiz

Congress Organisation

face to face event is a unit within the face to face group, which implements events, congresses and training events with more than 120 event professionals for almost 25 years with great expertise and passion.  The core business of the face to face group is the generation and transfer of knowledge, especially in the large healthcare world.

At face to face event, we focus on powerful live and digital communication for anyone who wants to emotionally activate their target audience.
We are happy that our agency is allowed to support the Society for MPS e.V. with innovative creativity and logistic competence in the organisation of this very special congress.

Contact Person: 
Tanja Gutike
Hohenzollernring 72, 50672 Köln

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General Information

If there are any restrictions at the time of the congress they will be announced in time. Of course, hygiene standards will be fully implemented on site.
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 the MPS patient organisations website(s) and also in 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.

Photo consent forms will be included in registration. If you wish for your photograph to not be published, please contact the conference organiser. (+ contact to the organiser!)

Allgemeine Informationen

Poster exhibition
Posters will be displayed continuously from Thursday to Saturday. Prior registration is required to hang a poster.
More information will follow on how to register.
Name badges and congress documents
Individual name badge printout via barcode on site. A congress app will guide you through the congress. Detailed information will follow.
The congress will be certified with EACME, corresponding CME continuing education points will be granted. Info will follow.

Important dates

Get Together
On the opening day, Thursday, April 4th, a Get Together will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the industrial exhibition with music, snacks and drinks. Attendance is free of charge for congress participants and their accompanying persons / children.
Remembrance Ceremony
On Friday, April 5th, 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 6th, our popular Network Dinner will take place form 7:00 – 11:00 pm at the CCW Würzburg. Registration is required. Info follows.