PPA Conference 2018 :: Dublin – Ireland

We are very excited to announce that the PPA will be going to Dublin, Ireland on August 17-19 this year for a conference. The registration for the conference is FREE, but you still have to register to reserve your place at the conference. This registration process is now open. Make sure you register ALL family members attending with you.


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We will be using the Hilton Airport Hotel in Dublin and the room rates are as follows:

Date Rates per night*
Thursday (August 16) 1 person – 179 euro
2 people – 192 euro
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday (August 17-20) 1 person – 139 euro
2 people – 152 euro

* There is an optional supplement for breakfast (13.00 euro).

Hilton’s online reservation system always averages the rate throughout the stay, so, if you stay from Thursday to Monday your room rate will average at 149 euros per day excluding breakfast. The quoted rate will vary for different stay durations due to the different rate for Thursday night vs. Friday, Sat, Sun, and Monday nights.  If you have questions about this, please contact Hilton directly.  If you don’t book via our web portal, which automatically gets you to the PPA room rate, please ask for the Periodic Paralysis Association room rate when you call. Rooms MUST be booked by June 1st to receive these rates.

Room booking at Hilton Dublin Airport

We are planning an exciting conference with board members attending as well as members of our esteemed medical advisory board. They will offer great information to all attending and will be there for the entire conference to interact personally with you. If you have never attended a USA Conference, you are in for an extraordinary experience as you will meet people “just like you” and have the unique experience of exchanging information with fellow patients and physicians who specialize in this rare disease.

Please invite your own physicians to attend and help us by spreading this information through physician offices to reach other people with periodic paralysis who may not be members of the PPA.

If you have questions relating to the conference, please send them to info@periodicparalysis.org, and we will answer them to the best of our ability.

We are still forming our panel of speakers, but, we can tell you that Dr. Stephen Cannon from the USA will be in attendance along with Dr. Frank Weber from Germany, and PPA President Dr. Jacob Levitt.  We are awaiting confirmations (hopefully in the affirmative) from Drs. Bertrand Fontaine from France, Michael Hanna from England, and Bas Stunnenberg from the Netherlands.  Don’t miss out on your chance to interact with these experts!

PPA tentative Agenda Dublin 2018

August 17 – Friday

1:00 pm Open Registration for pre-registered guests

2:00 pm Open Conference with remarks from Dr. Levitt.

2:30 pm Dr. Frank Weber

3:15 Questions for Dr. Weber

3:30 Break

3:45 Open Mic with Dr. Michael Segal

5:00 Conference ends for day and doors are locked

August 18 – Saturday

8:00 am Registration

8:45 am Short Welcome from Dr. Levitt

9:00 am Dr. Steve Cannon

9:45 am Questions Dr. Cannon

10:00 Break

10:15 am Dr. Bertrand Fontaine

11:00 Questions Dr. Fontaine

11:15 Start lunch break sending people to buffet

12:00 pm Send second group to buffet

2:00 Dr.Bas Stunnenberg

2:45pm  Questions Dr. Bas Stunnenberg

3:15 pm Additional questions for any doctors on the Saturday Agenda

4:00 pm Conference ends for day

6:00 PM Doctors/Board Members Meet for Dinner in Hotel lobby

August 19 Sunday

9:00 am Moderated by Dr. Michael Segal   Attendees to tell us about a new friend they have made. What is their diagnosis? Why did you connect?

10:30 Round Table with all doctors

12:00 pm Good bye from the PPA

1:00 pm Doors are locked


Impression of the Hilton hotel