Nominations for the newly-renamed Roscoe O. Brady Award opened on July 14, 2017. The Award is presented annually to recognize substantial contributions to lysosomal disease research and therapy. The Award will be presented at WORLDSymposium™ 2018 at the opening session on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:45 a.m. The 14th Annual WORLDSymposium™ convenes February 5–9, 2018 at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego hotel in San Diego, California. The nominations deadline was August 15, 2017.
Nominations are also being accepted for the Patient Advocate Leader (PAL) Award, which will be presented at WORLDSymposium™ on Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018, prior to the Keynote Speaker. This Award recognizes individuals contributing directly to lives of patients and families dealing with a lysosomal disease through disease awareness and education, community mobilization, non-profit development and/or good governance activities, patient care, and support programs. The nominations deadline was also August 15, 2017.