Welcome to the International Pompe Association (IPA)
10th to 14th February 2020 in Orlando, Florida, USA
Visit report by Allan Muir, International Pompe Association and Pompe Support Network
The WORLD symposium is held every year, alternating between San Diego and Orlando every two or three years. It is an event for all Lysosomal Diseases (LDs) and is an opportunity to hear presentations of the latest research and clinical outcomes for these conditions. A huge variety of posters is presented.
The event is attended by all biotechnology companies with interests in LDs and for that reason is a fantastic opportunity to meet with their advocacy teams and other staff members.
Read the full report (PDF, 194 kB)
The Australian Pompe Association, a member of IPA, recently authored an article titled “Is Newborn Screening the Ultimate Strategy to Reduce Diagnostic Delays in Pompe Disease? The Parent and Patient Perspective” which was accepted for publication.
The article is published in the International Journal of Neonatal Screening Special edition on Pompe disease, and can be found here.
The first meeting of the IPA Community Advisory Board (CAB) was recently held in San Antonio Texas on October 28, 2019.
The IPA established its Community Advisory Board (CAB) for Pompe disease in 2019 and consists of 24 individuals from the Pompe patient community, including patients, family members of patients, and patient organization leaders from different countries and continents around the world, representing the range of varieties of Pompe disease, from infantile to late-onset Pompe disease. During the meeting, the CAB members offered their experience and expertise to sponsors of clinical research, on overall program development, single clinical trials, hopes for future therapies, and other aspects beyond the research program, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that clinical studies are designed to consider the real needs of patients.
The meeting was moderated by James Valentine, an independent third-party moderator, and was extremely productive, setting a high standard for future CAB meetings.
- Summary of Key-Takeaways (PDF, 197 KB)