2022 Bid for IPWSO Conference


Melaka Christ Church

Genting Highlands

Benefits of having IPWSO Conference in Malaysia

Malaysia Prader-Willi Syndrome Association is excited to invite delegates from around the world to gather for the 11th International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation Conference 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Malaysia is committed to host this event as part of the fulfillment of the main objective of why IPWSO was founded in1991, which was to raise the quality of life for all the people with PWS and their families around the world.

This conference will provide a platform to engage communication and the latest/new information sharing and collaboration amongst doctors, caregivers and parents from all over the world.

As Taiwan was the only Asian country that had hosted the conference 9 years ago, year 2022 would be the most perfect timing to host the conference in Kuala Lumpur (KL) as a catalyst for PWS long term awareness and education in South East Asia (SEA) countries and beyond.


Due to Malaysia’s diverse multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population with Malay, Indian, Chinese (and a mix of them) and also other Indigenous ethnic groups (best described as MINIATURE ASIA), Malaysia is able to impact other communities in SEA (South East Asian) countries on global practices for PWS diagnostic, management and long term care too.

Malaysia is an English-speaking yet multilingual, peaceful country, and is also recognized as one of the world’s friendliest nation. Bringing global delegates to Malaysia would also be an opportunity for them to experience different cultures, religious practices, delightful foods and charming architectures in this part of the world while learning something new. As every PWS association is at a different stage of maturity and has a different cultural approach, this international conference will blend each one of our unique experiences and sharing that will help create a greater network enabling the discovery of undiagnosed families globally and save countless lives.


Proposed Conference Venue

The conference proposed venue is Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (SPCC), recognised as one of Malaysia’s leading convention centres. It is linked to its world class hotels, shopping mall, water theme park, medical centres and international universities.

Why Malaysia?

• Support from three Government Ministries
• Politic, Economic & Social Stability
• Safety & Geographically sheltered from natural disaster
• Travel Grants for under developed countries
• Outstanding Value for Money (eg. 1 USD ~ 4.2 MYR*) 
• Exciting tours to the Rainforest
• Visa-friendly for 162 countries
• Exciting & Impactful PWS educational CSR programme
• Collaboration with Malaysia’s foremost research universities

* currency exchange rates are based on October 2019

Pre & Post Congress Tour Excursions

Malaysia’s diverse and easily accessible attractions have made it a popular choice for delegates and their accompanying persons. From idyllic tropical islands, to ancient rainforest teeming with flora and fauna, to world heritage sites, there is no shortage of venues to choose from. Visiting delegates have an array of options pre and post meeting, such as late night shopping excursions or unique cultural experiences.

"We look forward to welcoming you in Kuala Lumpur 2022!"

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