Limerick conference to focus on Prader-Willi

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A CONFERENCE for people with an interest in Prader-Willi Syndrome takes place in the University of Limerick from July 6 to 10.  

Prader-Willi Syndrome, or PWS, is a complex genetic disorder that is characterised by a constant uncontrollable impulse to eat, which can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity.

PWS also gives rise to intellectual disability, mental health problems, challenging behaviour, and complex medical issues such as scoliosis and seizures.

The conference features a stream dedicated to parents, with talks on supporting people with PWS, nutrition, physical activity, body perception, obesity management and sleep disorders.

Anyone with an interest can register at www.pwsai.ie/ipwso-conference

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