Plan to attend The 2nd
Canadian Symposium on Lysosomal Diseases (CSLD)
October 14 – 15, 2022

Please join us in Halifax, Nova Scotia as we host the second Canadian Symposium on Lysosomal Diseases (CSLD). We invite Physicians, Researchers, Registered Nurses, Genetic Counsellors and Trainees to attend this in-person Symposium. A virtual platform will be available for guests who are unable to attend in-person.

Our theme for the 2022 CSLD Symposium is
Emerging Trends in Lysosomal Diseases.

Canadian and international leaders and experts will present innovative trends and solution-focused best practices in the diagnosis and management of lysosomal diseases.

Due to the pandemic, the health, safety and wellbeing of attendees is of paramount importance. The CSLD will be organized in accordance with the Province of Nova Scotia’s health and safety guidance.

We look forward to welcoming you to Halifax!


The Prince George Hotel

1725 Market Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Prince George Hotel, features a distinguished level of service that fits Four Diamond standards. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Halifax, and features a fine dining restaurant, a lively Lobby Bar, an outdoor rooftop patio along with the many standard amenities you may expect. The property is connected to the Downtown Halifax Link, a convenient network of climate-controlled pedways that link together various entertainment venues and buildings around downtown Halifax. The property features excellent meeting facilities well suited to the requirements of the CSLD program.

CSLD Organizers have secured a preferred conference rate of $229 CAD, for single/double rooms available until September 13, 2022.

You may also reserve your accommodation now by calling the hotel reservation line:
1-800-565-1567 and referencing that you are attending the CSLD event.

CSLD Program

(subject to change)

Friday | October 14

Program time zone is Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT).

Venue: The Prince George Hotel, Halifax

7:00 – 8:00
Windsor Room
8:00 – 8:15
Welcome and Introduction
Michael West
Session 1 Fundamentals of Research
Chair: Michael West
Windsor Room
8:15 – 9:00
Exercise, nutrition and nutraceutical approaches for the treatment of Pompe disease
Presenter: Mark Tarnopolsky
9:00 – 9:20
Research talk TBA
9:20 – 9:40
Research talk TBA
9:40 – 10:00
Research talk TBA
10:00 – 10:30
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Chair: Michael West
Regency Room
10:30 – 11:15
Farber Disease
Presenter: John Mitchell
11:15 – 11:35
Research talk TBA
11:35 – 11:55
Research talk TBA
12:00 – 13:00
Windsor Room
Session 2 Translation Research

Chair: Sandra Sirrs

Windsor Room
13:00 – 13:45
Fabry Disease
Presenter: Michael West
13:45 – 14:05
Research talk TBA
14:05 – 14:25
Research talk TBA
14:25 – 14:45
Research talk TBA
14:45 – 15:30
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
authors to be present
Regency Room
Session 3 Clinical Research

Chair: John Mitchell

Windsor Room
15:30 – 15:45
Lifetime Achievement Award
Presenter: Dr. Serge B. Melancon
15:45 – 16:30
Gaucher disease
Presenter: Ari Zimran
16:30 – 16:50
Research talk TBA
16:50 – 17:10
Research talk TBA
17:10 – 17:30
Research talk TBA
17:30 – 17:40
Close and Wrap of Day 1
Presenter: Michael West
18:30 – 23:00
CSLD Nova Scotia Kitchen Party
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy succulent Nova Scotia lobster and all the fixins’ against a backdrop of the celebrated National Historic Site – Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. While we are featuring lobster, rest assured we have fantastic alternatives of barbecued chicken as well as vegan/vegetarian alternatives for non-crustacean lovers. The evening also features Maritime music. Return transportation will be provided from The Prince George Hotel to Pier 21. CSLD delegates may purchase individual tickets with an option to purchase a second ticket for a guest. Space is limited. $100
Pier 21

Saturday | October 15

Program time zone is Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT).

Venue: The Prince George Hotel, Halifax

7:00 – 8:00
Windsor Room
Session 4 Clinical Research

Chair: Christiane Auray-Blais

8:00 – 8:40
Measurement Of Enzyme Activity in Lysosomes
Presenter: David Vocadlo
8:40 – 9:00
Student Awards
9:00 – 9:45
Garrod’s Den – 4 Oral Presentations from Trainees
(10 minutes/student)
9:45 – 10:15
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Regency Room
10:15 – 11:00
Presenter: Roberto Giugliani
Session 5 Clinical Conundrums

Chair: Kaye LeMoine

11:00 – 12:00
Challenging Clinical Cases

Presenter: John Mitchell

Fabry disease
Presenter: Michael West

12:00 – 12:10
Wrap Up and Closing remarks
Presenter: Michael West
Boxed Lunch


Note: 11 podium research talks to be assigned on basis of submitted abstract; 4 podium talks by trainees with awards.
This program was last updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

Conference Registration

Physician/Scientist (in-person)
Physician/Scientist (virtual)
Nurse/Genetic Counsellor (virtual or in-person)
Student/Trainee* (virtual or in-person)
Patient Association (virtual or in-person)
CSLD Nova Scotia Kitchen Party
Friday, October 14, 2022 | Canadian Museum of Immigration
Special dietary needs will be accommodated. CSLD delegates may purchase individual Gala tickets with an option to purchase a second ticket for a guest. Space is limited.

All fees are stated in Canadian dollars (CAD).

* Upon arrival at the conference, students may be asked for ID verifying student status.

Virtual registrants wishing to move to in-person attendance may do so at any time by contacting the Conference Secretariat at . Additional fees will apply. In-person registrants moving to virtual attendance will be issued a refund for the difference in fees, if applicable.


There is limited funding available to students, trainees, nurses, genetic counsellors and others. Funding requests are subject to approval and receipts for all expenses will be required. Preference will be given to individuals who are presenting papers.

The deadline for submitting a request has been extended to
September 19, 2022

Methods of Payment

Credit Card

  • Visa
  • Master Card
  • American Express

Please make cheques payable to CSLD and mail to:
CSLD c/o Agenda Managers
2979 Oxford Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada  B3L 2W3

Wire Transfer
For details, please contact the Conference Secretariat at .

All bank charges will be paid by the participant.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing prior to September 15, 2022 will be charged a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded. Substitutions will be accepted with a request received in writing from the registered participant. Cancellations and substitutions should be forwarded to the Conference Secretariat at .


Industry attendance at the 2nd Canadian Symposium on Lysosomal Diseases is restricted to representatives of companies who sponsor the Symposium.

Please contact to discuss sponsorship opportunities for the event and attendance.

Visit this site often for updated program and destination information.

We look forward to seeing you in Halifax in