We are proud to inform that the REGISTRATIONS for MPS2014 exceeded our expectations. We already reach the 850 registrations we predicted and thus we are closing the booking at Costa do Sauípe Complex. REGISTRATIONS for MPS2014 are still open and our team is ready to recommend alternative options for hotels in the region. Please contact our event team through e-mail: for registration and additional details.


You can find accommodations options at GROU Travel Agency.
They are ready to help you!

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The All Inclusive System is provided for the participants who are lodged in Hotels Sauipe Park | Club only.

The participants who will be lodged in other Hotels or Inns can get their individual meals:

Price: R$ 55.00 per person/per day.
Includes: Lunch + 1 soft drink

Price: R$ 55.00 per person/per day.
Includes: Dinner + 1 soft drink

Day Pass (All Inclusive System)
Price: R$ 150.00 per person/per day.
Includes: This system includes: breakfast, lunch and use of hotel facilities.

The purchase of items mentioned above shall be done directly at Hotel Sauipe Park reception desk.


POSTER sessions (Location: Foyer das Colunas)

The poster exhibition is open during the entire congress. The number on the poster boards correspond with the abstract numbers, but they are not in sequence (please consult the map available in the room to locate the poster). All authors of odd poster numbers are requested to be present at their poster on Thursday 14 August from 17:00 -19:00 h.

All authors of even poster numbers are requested to be present at their poster on Friday 15 August from 17:00 -19:00.

Poster sessions attended by the presenting authors will be held on:

Odd poster numbers

Thursday | AUGUST, 14: from 17:00 to 19:00h

Even poster numbers

Friday | AUGUST, 15: from 17:00 to 19:00h

Poster mounting:

Wednesday | AUGUST, 13: from 17:00 to 19:00h or

Thursday | AUGUST, 14: from 07:00 to 09:00h

You will find the assigned poster number on the posterboards in the Foyer das Colunas.

Poster removal:

Saturday | August, 16 from 13:30 – 16:00h

Posters that not have been removed before 16:00 will be removed and disposed of by the congress staff.

Abstract Submission

All accepted abstracts will be published at “Journal of Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Screening” (


Dear friends and colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you all to the 13th International Symposium on MPS and Related Diseases, which will be held in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia State, in the Northeast region of Brazil, from August 13 to 17, 2014.

The timing of the next Symposium (slightly later than in previous editions) was chosen as Brazil will host the soccer World Cup in June-July next year, and we thought it would be better to avoid the clash with this mega-event while benefiting from all the infrastructure built for it.

The place is a nice, safe and fully accessible resort located by the sea, just 70 km (1 hour) from the International Airport of Salvador (direct flights from Europe, North America and several Latin American cities, and non-stop flights to all major Brazilian destinations).

We negotiated with the hotel very convenient all-inclusive tariffs, and did our best to keep the registration fees as low as possible in order to enhance participation of families and scientists. A health care center will also be operating at all times to provide any kind of medical support, if needed.

By bringing patients, parents and families together with professionals, the symposium will be able to share information on all aspects of MPS and related disorders. Along 3 full days, we will have parallel sessions in the scientific and family programs, and also some joint sessions. We will discuss the brand new information about treatment, the long-term therapy outcomes, the approaches being explored to address the brain, bone and “hard to treat” organs and tissues, the role of antibodies, the prospects for newborn screening and many other subjects.

Families will have opportunities to meet peers from other countries, and will also be able to attend sessions on optimizing care, dealing with clinical issues and surgery in MPS. Scientists will have the opportunity to attend a pre-symposium workshop on the biology of lysosomes.

Special activities will be organized for young patients and their siblings, who will be accompanied by the specialized staff from the resort and by trained volunteers.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil, in August 2014.

Roberto Giugliani
Dafne Horovitz
Angelina Acosta
Regina Próspero



The Costa do Sauípe Hotel Complex is located in a well-preserved nature reserve amidst a landscape dominated by coconut trees. It extends over six kilometers of untamed white sand beaches, lakes and rivers embraced by the Atlantic Forest. A paradise with year round sun and temperatures usually varying between 20 and 30ºC (between 68 and 86 oF).

It was designed through an extremely in-depth study on environmental impact with the goal of favoring the region and providing a complete experience of leisure, entertainment and rest for its guests, with the maximum of quality and comfort.

It is an ideal setting for travelers looking for complete infrastructure, leisure and exuberant nature.

The event will be held at Sauipe Park, one of the hotels in the complex that has an excellent structure for conventions and full accessibility to receive our families.

Costa do Sauipe is located 76 km (1 hour) North of the international airport do Salvador, capital of Bahia and historic first capital of colonial Brazil.



visa_enThis is an excellent opportunity to visit one of Brazil’s most important and beautiful cultural and historical capitals. Salvador is an important center of Afro-Brazilian culture, with music and dance all around. The Bahia state is the location of most novels written by well-known writer Jorge Amado.

Also, you could consider to include in your trip a visit to the rain forest, to the birds sanctuaries in central Brazil (Pantanal), to Iguazu falls,
to Rio de Janeiro and to many other touristic attractions in Brazil and other South American countries.

Visa Information: Citizens from several countries need a visa to enter Brazil. Please, check here if you need to apply for a visa.


health care


MEDICAL CENTER (Exclusive for the event)

A private health insurance company will support the meeting participants continuously Ambulances will be available for emergencies.