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Conference Programmes 

Our Conference Planning Committee is excited to be bringing a wide range of topics for discussion and debate, ranging from the clinical and academic to the practical and fun.  The Conference is truly a meeting of the global PWS community and the Conference Planning Committee sends you a warm  Céad Míle Fáilte  – a hundred thousand welcomes to Ireland! 

Over the course of the week, this Conference will present six outstanding programmes featuring internationally renowned speakers covering the latest research, guidance and treatment options, as well as exciting events for adults and children living with PWS.  The programmes will appeal to:

  • Clinicians and Scientists
  • Professional Providers and Caregivers
  • Parents
  • SUAS (meaning UP in Irish!)  – Stepping Up Adults Symposium
  • Children with PWS
  • Health and allied health professionals and the educational sector

    A new development is our one-day Interdisciplinary Conference designed to support competency development and knowledge sharing amongst health and allied health professionals – nurses, clinical and educational psychologists, mental health professionals, paediatric dentists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists,  doctors and social workers – and people working in the educational sector who support the learning needs of adults and children living with PWS.


    Conference activities at a glance

    Download IPWSO 2022 At A Glance (1 page pdf of all activities)

    Wednesday 6 July 2022

    • Onsite registration opens
    • Welcome reception – Barbeque at the Stables Club, University of Limerick

    Thursday 7 July 2022

    • Clinical and Scientific – Day 1
    • Professional Providers and Caregivers – Day 1

    Friday 8 July 2022

    • Clinical and Scientific – Day 2
    • Professional Providers and Caregivers – Day 2
    • Associations and New Members Pre-Gala Dinner Event – Castletroy Hotel
    • Gala Dinner – Castletroy Park Hotel

    Saturday 9 July 2022

    • Parents – Day 1
    • SUAS – Stepping Up Adults Symposium – Day 1
    • Children’s Programme – Day 1
    • Interdisciplinary – 1 Day interactive educational meeting for health, allied professionals and the educational sector.
    • Social Evening – Music and dancing at the Stables Club, University of Limerick

    Sunday 10 July 2022

    • Parents – Day 2
    • SUAS – Stepping Up Adults Symposium – Day 2
    • Children’s Programme – Day 2
    • IPWSO General Assembly

    Clinical and Scientific Conference ↓

    Professional Providers & Caregivers Conference ↓

    Parents Conference ↓

    Interdisciplinary Conference ↓

    SUAS: Stepping up Adults Symposium ↓

    Children’s Programme ↓

    Social Programme

    Gala Dinner

    A perfect backdrop to celebrate our gathering!

    Friday 8th July

    Venue: Castletroy Park Hotel

    Time: 19:00 – Midnight

    Price: Adult – €55.00 | Child – €25

    Dress: Smart Casual


    An evening of traditional Irish music and dance

    Saturday 9th July

    Venue: The Stables Club, University of Limerick.

    Time: 19:00 – 21:00

    Price: €0.00: kindly sponsored by PWSAI

    Dress: Casual – bring dancing shoes!!

    Meet the Conference Planning Committee Members

    Amalia Balart
    Programme Lead 

    Gary Brennan

    Marguerite Hughes
    Chief Executive Officer

    Gary Brennan

    Gary Brennan
    PWSAI Rep & SUAS Lead (Adults Symposium)

    norbert hodebeck

    Laura Keane
    Professional Providers and Caregivers Programme Lead

    anthony holland

    Prof. Tony Holland
    Interdisciplinary Programme Lead 

    anthony holland

    Nora McNairney
    Project Manager

    Gary Brennan

    Professor Dan Driscoll
    Clinical and Scientific Programme Lead

    emma tierney walsh

    Emma Walsh-Tierney
    PWSAI Rep, Childrens Programme Lead

    Lynn Garrick
    Adults with PWS Programme Lead

    Dr Kate Woodcock
    IPWSO Committee Member

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