It is with great pleasure that the Australian and New Zealand Prader-Willi Syndrome Associations invite you to Brisbane in October 2018, to join us at the 4th Asia Pacific Prader-Willi Syndrome Conference.
Our conference theme is Inspire, Include, Empower, which symbolises our goal to create a better life, with fuller opportunities, for all people with Prader-Willi Syndrome. The conference provides opportunity for scientists, professionals, parents and caregivers to join together, providing a forum to share expertise.

Our speakers come from around the wider Asia Pacific region, together with several guests from the Northern Hemisphere, and are each recognised as leaders in their fields. Each has a particular interest in Prader-Willi Syndrome and in depth experience in this area.

Call for Papers
The deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2018.
To request details of how abstracts should be
submitted, please email

Conference Venue
All conference sessions and the Saturday evening Banquet dinner will be held at our conference venue, the Mercure Hotel, 85-87 North Quay Brisbane. With stunning river views, Mercure Brisbane is conveniently situated close to central Brisbane, transport, restaurants and shopping. Alternative accommodation for all budgets is
available nearby.

Brisbane is one of the fastest-growing capital cities in Australia with a young, skilled and culturally diverse population. A river curving and curling its way around the landscape makes Brisbane one of the most unique capital cities in Australia. The city boasts an enviable subtropical climate and is known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle and friendly locals. 

Travelling to Brisbane

Brisbane is an accessible city, with numerous flights arriving daily from destinations worldwide and throughout Australia. The international airport is located 18 kilometres northeast of the city, with transfers easily available on the Airtrain. At the airport, and from the CBD, Brisbane’s first-class network of travel and transport links make it easy to get to any desired destination.

Contact Details and Expressions of Interest
For more information or to indicate your interest in attending or presenting at the conference, please email your name, address and contact details, together with an indication of whether you are a Parent, a Scientist, Caregiver or Professional to the Conference Committee:

A registration brochure will be available in April 2018.

Organising Committee Members
James O’Brien, Georgina Loughnan, Dean McIntyre, Bernadette Systa, Linda Thornton, Karen O’Reilly,
Guilad Kahn, Robin Soo.


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