Join us at BDSRA’s 2018 Family Conference July 19 – 22 at the Nashville Airport Marriott!
We look forward to seeing you July 19 - 22, 2018 in Nashville, TN for the 2018 BDSRA Family Conference!
Family Registration is now closed.
Families are welcome to register onsite beginning 7/19/2018.
Online registration for industry, researchers, medical professionals, and other non-family members is still available. Late fees will apply. You can begin your registration here.
A Word About Hotel Reservations
- Room Block and Rates: BDSRA has reserved a block of room at the Nashville Airport Marriott for attendees. The discounted group rate is $139.00 per night plus tax (currently at 15.25% plus $2.50 city occupancy fee).
- Click here to book your reservation online or you can call the hotel at 1(800)228-9290 or (615)889-9300. *Please note: Parking is complimentary for BDSRA attendees. If making a reservation by phone, please be sure to state you are with the Batten Disease Conference to ensure your reservation is within our group block.*Please note, at this time Marriott Custom Web Pages are not supported on the web browser, "Google Chrome"
- If you require an ADA accessible room or suite please contact Judy Gero at (615) 872-2834. She is primarily in the office from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Monday – Friday.
Click here to view the conference agenda.
Click here to learn more about our speakers.
Conference Menu Information
Click here to view a listing of the conference menu.
There are many opportunities to volunteer for the BDSRA Annual Conference. We are looking for volunteers in Affected Childcare, registration, Teddy Bear Club, and SIBs Chaperones.
Read more about the volunteer positions here.
Sign up to volunteer here.
About the Conference
The BDSRA’s signature event each year is our family conference. Last year over 450 family members, children, and researchers attended to learn about patient care, education, and the latest research. As in years past, you’ll have access to experts sharing research posters and helping to answer questions, connect with other parents, and attend sessions while medical care is provided for your child, and of course, the SIB program’s outings and sessions are always great fun!