Annual Conference

Michael, Marcia, and Christa Parseghian Scientific Conference for Niemann-Pick Type C Research

Basic, translational, and clinical research towards a greater understanding and a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C disease.

June 8-11, 2024

2024 Conference

June 8-11, 2024
Westin La Paloma
Tucson, AZ

Parseghian Family

About the Conference

The annual conference will include sessions on NPC1 structure and function, autophagy, cholesterol trafficking, lysosomal biology, therapeutics, gene therapy, biomarkers, and newborn screening. There will also be multiple breakout sessions.

*Please note that this is an invite only conference.  If you wish to be added to the invite list please contact Sean Kassen at

2024 Conference Schedule

Saturday, June 8, 2024

11:00 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 5:10 pm


5:10 - 7:300 pm

Welcome reception and dinner

Sunday, June 9, 2024

8:00 am - 2:30 pm


5:00 - 6:30 pm

Poster Session

6:30 pm Dinner

Monday, June 10, 2024

8:00 am - 2:30 pm


5:00 - 6:30 pm

Poster Session

6:30 pm Closing Dinner

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

8:00 am


9:00 am

Conference ends

Please find the final agenda by clicking on the Link below:
2024 Conference Agenda

Register for the conference

Pricing and Registration for the Annual Conference is below:

Corporate registration: $550
*early bird corporate registration: $500

Researcher: $400
*early bird researcher: $350

Post doc/Graduate Student: $300
*early bird Post doc/Graduate Student: $250

NPC Family: $100
*early bird NPC family: $0

UND/Funded Researcher: $0

Virtual: $25

*Early Bird registration ends on April 1, 2024

Registration for the Conference is now closed

Travel Awards for Postdocs and Graduate Students

We welcome Postdocs and Graduate students to apply for a $300 travel award.

All application must also submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation.

To apply for a travel award please provide a 1-page description of your research and include your:

  • Name & signature
  • Principle Investigator Name & signature
  • Institution
  • Address
  • List of any relevant publications

*Funding will be applied to applicants registration and hotel fees
*Limited funds are available

Please submit to Sean Kassen at