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2014 Professional Conference on Williams Syndrome

June 30 - July 1, 2014

Williams Syndrome:
Insight from Genetics, Psychology, Neuroscience & Medicine

The 14th International Professional Conference on Williams Syndrome will bring together outstanding individuals from diverse disciplines who are committed to furthering the knowledge of Williams syndrome. The most up to date information and findings will be presented over two days (June 30 at 1:30 PM to  - July 1, 2014) in platform presentations and a poster session. Each platform session will include a presentation of abstracts selected from those submitted, in addition to invited speakers. Numerous opportunities for dialogue and small group networking are also built into the schedule.

The Professional Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency - Orange County in Garden Grove, CA.  The meeting will precede the 16th Williams Syndrome Association Family Convention “Catch a Wave to a Promising Future” which will be attended by approximately 1200 people.

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt for conference attendees . A special room rate of $129 per night (King) or $139 per night (2 Queens) plus applicable taxes has been negotiated for all conference attendees, and is available between June 29 and July 9. Reserve online at:
as soon as possible to get the lowest rate!


Conference Program Junior Investigator Prize Diversity Travel Awards

Trainee & Early Stage Investigator
Travel Awards

Registration Fee:
$100* (Professionals); This cost covers Poster session, speaker presentations, abstract book, continental breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks on July 1, and cash bar reception during the Poster session on the evening of June 30. 

$35*(Students/Post Docs) Students are encouraged to attend.  WSA is pleased to offer a special, highly subsidized fee to help make this possible.

*After June 1 registration fees will increase to:    $200 (Professionals)      $75   (Students/Post Docs)