Galactosemia Foundation Bi-Annual International Conference
Teaming Together for a Bright Future as we are Linked for LIFE!
2014 Bi-Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida
Date: - July 17-19th, 2014
Location: - Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, Orlando, FL. - Google Map Directions
This conference will provide an opportunity to learn about all aspects of Galactosemia. It will focus on addressing real-life situations faced by those with Galactosemia. Workshops will offer practical strategies and tools that can improve the quality of life for individuals with Galactosemia and their families. In addition to the General Session for adults, we offer professional childcare services by specially trained staff for all ages.
Through optional social activities, the conference allows an opportunity to meet other parents, dietitians, physicians, children and adults with Galactosemia, as well as the opportunity to sample various "safe and delicious foods."
Reserve Your Room Now
Book today to take advantage of the excellent conference room rate of $129.00/night. We strongly suggest reservations be made as soon as possible before our room block sells out; you don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to join your galactosemic family in Orlando and stay at an executive resort and spa for only $129.00/night!
Call-in Room Reservations
Guests may either contact the Reservations department at 1-866-397-6516
Online Room Reservations
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Direct link for Attendee Registration
2014 Conference Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
Join the Galactosemia Foundation in the advancement of nutrition and lifestyle support for individuals and families affected by Galactosemia. With your involvement and sponsorship, you will demonstrate that your company is a significant supporter of education and research for everyone affected by this genetic disorder. Over 500 people - both affected families and scientific professionals - from all over the world will attend the 2014 Galactosemia Foundation conference. They'll learn about the latest scientific and nutritional advancements and take part in informed and relevant dialogue around Galactosemia-safe foods and lifestyles.
As a sponsor, your participation will give you access to a national and international network of dietitians, health professionals, and consumers of galactosemia safe foods. You will have the opportunity to promote your product directly to the conference attendees and speakers. We invite you to be a vital and highly-visible part of the process of supporting nutrition, education and research for individuals affected by Galactosemia.
The Paul Pruszynski Memorial Conference Scholarship
The Paul Pruszynski Memorial Conference Scholarship was created to honor Paul's memory to provide young people who might not otherwise be able to attend the conference because of personal finances, with the resources to participate. The scholarship has been extended this year with the creation of the G Force Program so that one GG (18-30) and one G Forcer (13-17) will be selected to receive conference assistance.
Paul attended his first PGC/Generation G Conference in 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paul passed away suddenly in January 2011 when he was 23 years old. He was looking forward to attending future conferences.
GGs (between the ages of 18-30) & G Forcers (between the ages of 13-17) who cannot attend the 2014 Galactosemia Foundation Conference in Orlando, Florida, because of financial difficulties, can apply for the Scholarship by filling out a questionnaire. For a copy of the Questionnaire, please e-mail Linda Manis at: Lmscript1@aol.com.
This scholarship will "assist" in helping to cover the cost of the hotel, the registration fees, and possibly airfare. The GG and G Forcer who are awarded the Scholarship will also participate in a ceremony at the conference to honor Paul’s memory.
2012 Bi-Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas
Our 2012 Bi-Annual Conference was a huge success. Many thanks to our organizers, speakers, and attendees for making this event a reality. Check back soon for updates and photos from the convention.
Also be sure to check out the Australian Galactosaemeia Support Network. The AGSN has a 2012 Conference Page of their visit to the 2012 conference with summaries about Diet, Research, Reproductive System, and Neurologial