The first MPS Symposium, held in September, 2010, paved the way for the creation of the Orphan Disease Center at Penn which was established in 2011. Since then, an important objective of ODC has been to support MPS research through an external grant program that, to date, has provided over $7 M in funding to 30 different investigators representing 19 institutions and 3 countries.
The 2017 MPS Symposium was held on July 10th & 11 at The Inn at Penn in Philadelphia. The goal of the second symposium was to take stock the progress made in developing new treatments for MPS diseases and to identify gaps for future development.
The 2010 MPS Symposium was held on September 14th & 15th at The Inn at Penn in Philadelphia. The goal of the meeting was to review the status of novel treatments for the broader group of LSDs with a focus on cell and gene therapies, and to help identify promising approaches and ways to accelerate their translation into the clinic.