Annual Conference

2018 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

Dates and Location

 June 2-5, 2018
Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ.

Please note, this is an invitation-only conference. Please contact Sean Kassen at if you wish to be included in the 2018 conference.


Conference Registration and Schedule

To register for the conference and reserve a room you must go to the two links below. You must do both if you need a room.

The schedule of the conference has not been set, but 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 poster sessions. The tentative agenda is available here.

To register for the conference, click on the button below and scroll down to June 2018. Then click on the link to the conference.

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Reserve Your Room

For your convenience we have reserved a room block and special rate at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ.

Reserve Your Room


All Abstracts must be submitted by April 1st. They should be written as lay descriptions for public dissemination and should be no longer than one page. We will select additional platform talks from the submitted abstracts.

For abstract submission, or if you have any questions, please send to

Please contact Kim Kirkpatrick with any questions about the conference.