Association for Glycogen Storage Disease
39th Annual Conference



      Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport
      Chicago, Illinois
      September 15 - 16, 2017


Conference site
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport
2930 South River Road
Des Plaines, IL


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       Join us for our 2017
       Patient/Family/Professional Conference!
 

Chicago is a city with an appetite—for food, of course, but also for design, history, and culture. Come here to marvel at the cutting-edge architecture or take in the gorgeous views of Lake Michigan; to spend a day cheering with baseball fans and a night laughing at a comedy show; to shop, to visit renowned institutions like the Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium, and to experience the legendary blues scene. To do all this, you'll need nourishment: taste deep-dish pizza, piled-high hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, and more.

Our conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport.

Further details about the conference are available on the AGSD website at: agsdus.org/agsd-conferences.php  



You are responsible for your own hotel reservations. August 14th is the deadline for the special AGSD Conference Rate. The discount room rate of $119.00/night is for either 2 queen-sized beds or 1 king-sized bed. The hotel also will charge a $15/night parking fee per car. The hotel's telephone number is: 847-296-8900; you must identify yourself as part of the "AGSD - Annual 2017 Conference" to get the reduced rate. You may make your reservations directly by visiting this website: agsdus.org/hotel.php 


The registration fee covers the first adult in household, plus all accompanying children [17 yrs old and under]; each additional adult in household pays a seperate fee. Registrations include all meals and activities. Conference sign-in will begin at 3:00pm on Friday September 15th, and again on Saturday morning.


AGSD Fun Run/Walk
Our 1-mile fun run will be held at the completion of the conference, about 5:00pm. For more information about the Fun Run/Walk, visit: agsdus.org/fundraising.php



Saturday evening's dinner and activities are free to all those who registered for the conference. Non-registered conference guests are required to pay $30.00 per person for Saturday evening's dinner.


After August 14th, a late fee of $50.00 will be added to all conference registrations.  Some meal choices may be unavailable after August 14th.


By using this website to register and pay for your conference registration and meal costs, you will be charged a $5.00 donation for using the PayPal payment system and/or a credit card, AND a fee from the PlanetReg company for using their service [$.50 plus 2% of the transaction total].


For any concerns or questions, please contact Jessica Knepler at (815) 483-1244 or Matt Peters at (217) 202-1638 
  
 
 
Registration     Price Quantity

AGSD Member Household [all at one address]   
first adult. *Must have paid 2017 AGSD member   
dues BEFORE March 1, 2017*.   
(accompanying children 17 years old and   
under are free)
    
$135.00

Non-AGSD Member Household [all at one   
address] first adult. (accompanying children 17   
years old and under are free)
    
$195.00

Medical Professional - including medical   
students
    
$135.00

 
Late Registration for AGSD Member Household   
[all at one address] first adult. *Must have   
paid 2017 AGSD member dues BEFORE March 1,   
2017*. (accompanyng children 17 years old   
and under are free)
    
$185.00

Late Registration for Non-AGSD Member   
Household [all at one address] first adult.   
(accompanying children 17 years old and under   
are free)
    
$245.00

Late Registration for Medical Professional -   
including medical students
    
$185.00
 


Event Details
The Association for Glycogen Storage Disease Conference is an annual meeting where those affected with glycogen storage diseases, their families, and medical professionals can connect with others - providing mutual support.

The focus of the conferences is meeting other people and families affected by GSD, gaining a better understanding of the GSDs and their implications, and learning about the latest research findings and upcoming studies. The AGSD understands that having a family member with a rare medical condition is very difficult, so by gathering each year, we affirm and encourage each other.


Meal Details
Friday Evening Banquet: Variety Buffet with salad, soup, vegetables, potato, Chicken breasts, and sliced Beef tenderloin

Saturday Breakfast Buffet: All American Hot and Cold Breakfast Buffet with dozens of options

Saturday Lunch Buffet: Deli Sandwich Buffet  with salad and variety of deli meats and cheeses

Afternoon Snack: GSD-friendly snack of popcorn, pretzels, cheese and crackers
 



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