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Conference Programmes 

Watch this space for more details of each programme; 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 five outstanding programmes featuring internationally renowned speakers covering the latest research, guidance and treatment options. The programmes will appeal to:

  • Clinicians and Scientists
  • Professional Providers and Caregivers
  • Parents
  • People with PWS – adults and children
  • Allied Health Professionals and Educators

A new development is our one-day Interdisciplinary Conference designed to support competency development and knowledge sharing amongst allied health professionals, nurses, clinical and educational psychologists, doctors, social workers, and teachers.

Meet the Conference Planning Committee Members

Amalia Balart
Programme Lead

norbert hodebeck

Professional Providers and Caregivers Programme Lead

Gary Brennan

Gary Brennan
PWSAI Rep, Adults with PWS Programme Lead

Gary Brennan

Marguerite Hughes
Chief Executive Officer

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

Conference overview

Wednesday 6th July 2022
  • Onsite registration opens
  • Welcome reception
Thursday 7th July 2022
  • Clinical and Scientific programme – Day 1
  • Professional Providers and Caregivers programme – Day 1
Friday 8th July 2022
  • Clinical and Scientific programme – Day 2
  • Professional Providers and Caregivers programme – Day 2
  • Associations and new member event
  • Gala Dinner
Saturday 9th July 2022
  • Parents programme – Day 1
  • People with PWS programme – Day 1
  • Interdisciplinary programme
  • Social Event
Sunday 10th July 2022
  • Parents programme – Day 2
  • People with PWS programme – Day 2
  • IPWSO General Assembly

Registration opens September 2021. Join our mailing list to receive updates.








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