2023 SP-Foundation Annual Conference Registration is Open
Early Discounted Fees Must Be Paid by February 24, 2023.
NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 31ST, 2023.
JOIN US IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - June 23-25, 2023
The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation invites you to the Annual Conference to learn, share, network, spark collaboration, and have fun! Mark your calendars to join us beginning at 8:am Friday, June 23rd ending at Noon Sunday, June 25th, 2023.
Below are instructions to register for the conference, weblink to the hotel to book a room and a number to call for accessible transportation. The 2023 agenda is a similar footprint as the 2022 conference but is subject to change based on preferences from our speakers and other factors. However, the dates will not change. Please check back on this page as details are finalized, where we will provide a final agenda.
PLEASE READ DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO MAKING RESERVATIONS.
Any questions, please email us at SpasticConference@gmail.com or call 877-773-4483
(1) CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
Conference Fees are charged to cover the costs of the conference, meals, breaks, room rental, audio-video equipment, videographers, and other expenses to conduct a national conference. The fees charged per registration do not actually cover all the expenses; and therefore, SPF must sponsor the balance from donations received from fundraising. If you, your family, your guests are attending the conference each person must register and pay the appropriate rate.
The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation tries to sponsor a conference to bring together the leading doctors, scientists, researchers, clinicians, and families living with #HSPandPLS. SPF has hosted the Annual SPF Conference since 2003. We look forward to reuniting as a community at this year’s conference to offer each other support and strength, and to learn about the latest advances in research and care.
The two-day event is filled with a variety of workshops, keynote sessions with leading researchers, and more—plus fun events like our meet & greet, family fun, as well as teen and adult social activities. There are also many opportunities to connect and interact with other SPF families and to receive firsthand updates from doctors.
2023 marks new beginnings at the conference with a new VIRTUAL OPTION for those that can not attend in-person.
$150 - VIRTUAL REGISTRATION ONLY - Payment must be received by June 16, 2023
A non-shareable link will be emailed a few days prior to the Annual Conference. Please provide complete, valid email address on the registration form.
Early Discount—Payment must be received by February 24, 2023
$200 - 1st Adult Conference Fee Early Discount
$130 - 2nd+ Adult Conference Fee Early Discount
$100 - Child Early Discount (under age 18)
Payment must be received by May 31, 2023
$250 - 1st Adult Registration February 26 to May 31st
$200 - 2nd+ Adult Conference Fee Early Discount
$100 - Child Registration February 26 to May 31st
$300 - 1st Adult Registration June 1st to Onsite
$280 - 2nd+ Adult Registration June 1st to Onsite
$100 - Child Registration June 1st to Onsite
Please notice we try to make accommodations for people with food allergies and other allergies to help keep space safe for attendees. Please make note of any allergies on the registration form and make sure you remind the hotel staff when you are being served.
TWO WAYS TO REGISTER/PAY
(1) REGISTER online for the 2023 SPF Annual Conference in St Louis, Missouri.
After you REGISTER, click here to PAY the appropriate registration fees by credit card.
(2) Print the Registration Form (click image below), Complete Form, Make Check Payable: SP-Foundation, then Mail Payment & Form To: SPF, 6952 Clayborne Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368-6202
2023 SPF ANNUAL CONFERENCE Tentative Agenda
(Subject to Change)
June 22 Thursday
Board of Directors Mtg
June 23, Friday
7:00am Breakfast (On Your Own)
9:00AM General Session or Breakouts
10:00am General Session or Breakouts
12:00Noon Lunch, plated (Provided)
1:30pm General Session or Breakouts
3:00pm General Session or Breakouts
5:30pm Dinner (On Your Own)
June 24, Saturday
7:00am Breakfast (On your Own)
8:00am General Sessions
12:00Noon Lunch, lite & plated (Provided)
1:30pm General Session
6:30pm Dinner plated (Provided)
June 25, Sunday
8:00 Coffee & Pastries w/Dr John Fink, (Provide)
10:30— SPF Committees
12:00Noon—Adjourn, Lunch (on your own)
IMAGE CONSENT POLICY: By completing & submitting registration form you acknowledge providing consent to use your image captured during the conference through video, photographs, or digital imagery, to be used by SPF in promotional materials, publications, and website and waive any and all rights to these images, unless otherwise revoked in writing to SpasticConference@gmail.com prior to the conference dates.
FILMING/RECORDING POLICY: Recording of any audio/or videotaping of conference sessions, or at any venue of the annual conference is forbidden, without prior written approval by the SPF. Conference presentations will be available on the website after the completion of the annual conference. Attendants at the annual conference expect, and deserve, the right to privacy. SPF will photograph and record at the annual conference and will make photographs and other media available for news, educational, and promotional purposes as appropriately deemed by SPF.
SOLICITATION POLICY: Soliciting funds for organizations, or for individual benefit, other than donations directed to the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation are prohibited at SPF events. Any people or materials soliciting funds for other organizations or for individual benefit will be removed or asked to leave the conference.
12/14/2022 - Registration Scholarship Application Open
01/04/2023 - Registration Annual Conference Open
02/10/2023 - Last Day – Conference Scholarship Applications
02/17/2023 - Notification of Scholarship Awards
02/24/2023 - Last Day - Early Bird Registration Pricing
05/31/2023 - Last Day - Advance Registration
(2) HOTEL RESERVATIONS
The 2023 Annual Conference will be held in the:
Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel
10700 Pear Tree Lane | St. Louis, MO 63134
Phone: (314) 423-9700
Mention “SPF/SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA” to be included in the room block for discounted room rate per night of $122 +applicable fees and taxes.
Check-In 3:pm/Check-Out Noon, Central Time Zone
Click here to use hotel link to book your
HOTEL RESERVATIONS or call (314) 423-9700
Guest Room Booking Website: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1670623196758&key=GRP&app=resvlink
Please note all ADA Rooms have been reserved for our attendees but may be sold-out prior to your reservation. The hotel has available: Concierge King & Concierge Double Rooms have a Walk In Shower. Standard King & Standard Double Rooms have a Shower / Tub Combo.
-- 15-miles from downtown.
--SPF Guests at the conference hotel receives free self-parking and Wi-Fi-internet, and pet friendly.
-- located onsite: restaurant, bar, coffee shop, indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center.
-- Hotel Shuttle: Hotel shuttles run every 20 minutes starting at the top of each hour around the clock. No need to call, just proceed to Hotel Pickup.
Terminal 1 – Lower Level Exit 18
Terminal 2 – Lower Level Exit 15
Shuttles only go to/from the airport. All other needs would be via taxi / uber.
-- Hotel is located less than a mile (0.7-mile) from St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), https://www.flystl.com/, Airport Telephone: (314) 890-1333, airport shuttle complimentary.
--Transportation Services - https://www.flystl.com/parking-and-transport/transportation
THINGS TO DO IN STL: