36th Annual Family Conference Nashville 2022

With record attendance, we have reached capacity in our meeting, event, and room spaces in the hotel. Online registration will close on Monday, August 1.

The National MPS Society invites you to attend its 36th Annual Family Conference. The conference will be held at Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

The meeting begins Thursday, August 4 at 3:00 pm CT. We are pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mark Sands. He will present on the landscape of MPS research. Dinner and breakout sessions follow Thursday afternoon's main session meeting.
Newly diagnosed families will join together to hear disease overviews, and share their experiences and strategies for coping. Families who have received new diagnoses in the past three years (since the last in-person event in December 2019) are welcome to attend newly diagnosed sessions.

Our members have shared that research, management of symptoms, and new treatments are most important, along with information to support individuals with neurocognitive involvement and those without. Speakers will focus on these topics. Syndrome-specific and relationship-specific breakout sessions will take place Thursday night. On Saturday evening, families are invited to a banquet dinner! There’s no dress code for this event; you’re welcome to dress up in your finest party attire or be relaxed in shorts and flip flops.

UPDATE: The Sheraton Music City Hotel Nashville's room block is filled. There are still rooms available at the hotel, with the rate of $218/night plus room fees and taxes. If you would still like to stay at the conference hotel, click here to book your room.

The Society is excited to share that TWO NIGHTS of your Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville at the block rate of $159.00 (plus taxes and fees, no incidentals), will be paid by the Society! Eligible days are only August 4-6; simply reserve your room and register for the conference by July 8th to receive your stipends for two room nights.  (Scholarship recipients will receive up to two nights covered under the scholarship program per application request, and an additional single night provided by the Society.)

Additional conditions

  • Member Families only are eligible
  • One room only per family at the Sheraton Music City Hotel Nashville only
  • Rooms must be booked on or before July 1st for room block or on/before July 8th if the room block is filled
  • Those reservations booked outside of the room block will receive reimbursement post conference
  • A credit card will be required at check-in. The Society will only pay for the room expense. All other incurred expenses and incedentials to the room are paid by the guest registrant.
COVID-19 Protocols
The National MPS Society will adhere to recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and local health authorities, and the Sheraton Music City Hotel at the time of the conference. Conference attendees will be informed of specific protocols (as applicable) prior to the event.
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