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PPA 2019 Orlando Conference

We are pleased to announce our 2019 Orlando PPA Conference. This is a 3 – day conference and is open to all PPA members, their families, and physicians. This will be a wonderful time to renew old friendships and forge new ones! Please click the button below for all information about the conference which includes all speakers, times of presentations, and dinner.

All information about (and registration for) the PPA 2019 Orlando Conference



Periodic Paralysis is a group of disorders whereby patients become weak due to triggers such as rest after exercise or certain foods.  These disorders are part of a broader class of disorders called ion channelopathies, in which a genetic defect in a muscle ion channel results in symptoms of episodic stiffness or weakness in response to certain triggers.


  • Are you a Patient, Family Member, or Physician seeking information about the different types of Periodic Paralysis?
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  • Would you like to ask a question of our Medical Advisors?
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These questions and more are answered within our site.  Please feel free to browse the menu on the left as well as our highlights at the bottom of this screen!  We welcome you to the PPA and will do our best to assist you as you search for answers about these rare diseases.


For patient view information, read these two articles:

Insider Tips on Periodic Paralysis: Issues in Developing a Comprehensive Treatment Plan

From Karate Kid To Paralysis


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