Join top international scientists in the field
of appetite research for a thought-provoking program
- Expand your understanding of hyperphagia
- Generate points of contact and collaboration
- Create research initiatives for hyperphagia
About the Conference
The Hyperphagia Conference
will feature top international scientists in the field of
appetite and obesity research. Over the three day
conference, participants will present the latest information
on various aspects of appetite control including:
- Intracellular nutrient control of hunger
- Common and novel genetic causes of hyperphagia
- Animal and cell models of hyperphagia
- Addictive behavior and hyperphagia
- Novel investigative approaches to study hyperphagia
The conference will also feature panel discussions of the
pros and cons of certain treatment avenues for hyperphagia.
Finally, the scientists will address "Challenge Questions"
and develop recommendations for the research agenda.
Prader-Willi syndrome is the “Window of Opportunity” to
study these complex and perplexing issues.
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26th Annual PWSA (USA) General Scientific Conference
Immediately following the Friday morning session of the
Hyperphagia Conference, PWSA (USA) will host the
26th Annual PWSA (USA) General
Scientific Conference for an afternoon conference
session and an evening reception on Friday and a Saturday
morning conference session. This conference addresses the
many unique scientific issues related to Prader-Willi
syndrome with presentations of research from world renowned
scientists in the fields of genetics, neurology,
endocrinology and psychology. The opportunity to study the
issues of Prader-Willi syndrome will be a perfect compliment
to the Hyperphagia conference.
Annual Providers Conference
Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, October 19, 2012 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
PWSA (USA) will host its annual Providers Conference
concurrent with the 2nd International Hyperphagia
Conference. Beginning with an all-day session on Thursday,
October 18th and continuing through the morning session on
Friday, October 19th, this conference addresses the many
unique support issues related to Prader-Willi syndrome. The
provider program will include informative and interesting
presentations on medication management, sensory integration,
and optimal training curricula for caregivers supporting
those with PWS. Providers will have plenty of opportunities
to engage each other and contribute to group problem solving
of issues facing each of us. This conference is a “must
attend” for residential providers, day program providers,
supported employment staff and others who provide services
to people with PWS. A schedule of speakers and other
exciting activities for the providers conference is
posted soon at www.hyperphagia.org
published in The Gathered View.
Registration may be made through the
link provided on this website.