PPA Conference 2018 :: Dublin – Ireland

PPA Conference 2018 :: Dublin – Ireland


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Powerpoint presentations

  Dr. Frank Weber

  Dr. Steve Cannon

  Dr. Annabelle Baughan

  Dr. Bas Stunnenberg

  Esther Merkus (student)


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.


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.

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 Agenda Dublin 2018 

August 17 – Friday

13:00 Open Registration for pre-registered guests

13:45 Open with Welcome from Dr. Levitt

14:00 Gabriel Low Video

14:15 Gabriel Low

14:30 Dr. Weber

15:00 Break

15:15 Questions Dr. Weber

15:45 Open Mic with Dr. Michael Segal

16:45 Dr. Michael Segal to talk to selected patients about Lidocaine sensitivity

18:00 Conference ends for day and doors are locked

August 18 – Saturday

8:00 Registration

8:45 Short Welcome from Dr. Levitt and Board Introductions

9:00 Dr. Steve Cannon

9:45 Questions Dr. Cannon

10:00 Break

10:15 Dr. Annabelle Baughan

10:45 Questions Dr. Baughan

11:15 Dr. Michael Segal – New Project with genes

12:00 Start lunch break sending people to buffet

14:00 Doctor Round Table

15:00 Break

15:15 Round Table continues with mock medical exam of 2 people from audience

16:45 Conference ends for day

August 19 Sunday

9:00 Memorialize Dr. Lehmann-Horn with video and words from Dr. Levitt

9:30 Dr. Bas Stunnenberg

10:15 Esther Merkus (student) Dr. Bas Stunnenberg

11:00 Questions for Dr. Stunnenberg and Ester Merkus

11:30 Good bye from the PPA

12:30 Doors are locked



Impression of the Hilton hotel