2022 IPWSO Conference Bid



We are bidding on behalf the national PWS organization, the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association Thailand; and Medical Genetic Network, Genetic Society of Thailand (GST). The PWSA Thailand is sole national organization of PWS support group in the country since 2003. The objectives of PWSA Thailand are as follow:


  • Providing support to PWS individuals and families

  • Center for information and experience exchanges

  • Networking among individual members and patient organizations, both within the country and internationally

  • Driving health policy for systematic health care management for PWS

The population of Thailand is 69,680,460 and PWSA Thailand currently has 110 active members. It has continued regular activities and support for new families.  Our families are very active on social media and a working group is appointed every year preparing new topics and activities for our annual meeting, working closely with the nurse coordinator and specialist.  We are constantly trying to find more families.


We have a wide network of professionals and we have received confirmation of support for our bid from 

  • TCEB (Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau)

  • Thailand Medical Genetics and Genomics Association (MGGA)

  • Royal College of Pediatricians of Thailand (RCPT)

  • Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University

  • Thai Rare Disease Foundation (ThaiRDF)

  • and the involvement of the Thai Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (about 100 pediatric endocrinologists for the whole country).


• Experienced host country and dedicated team of national committee
• Strong support from government, regional partners local affiliations, and private sectors
• Easy accessibility and visa-friendly country
• Enchanted host city
• Value for money with high quality
• Superb venue that is well equipped with congress facilities
• World renowned Thai hospitality and professional service
• Abundant pre and post activities for delegates and accompanying persons

Strategically located in the center of ASEAN and having a key role in enhancing the region’s connectivity, Thailand is well-served by an effective system of local, regional and international transportation links with Bangkok being accessible to all major continents. Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, hub to approximately 100 airlines with more than 200 scheduled flights per day, is only 30 minutes from downtown with the Airport Rail Link.

Approximate flight times:

  • North America ~ 13 hours

  • South Africa ~ 11 hours

  • Europe ~ 10 hours

  • Australia ~ 8 hours

  • Japan, Korea, India ~ 5 hours

  • Major cities in South East Asia ~ 2-3 hours


  • That having an IPWSO conference in Thailand will strengthen our PWS Association by creating a strong network of professional and family support.

  • That our neighbouring countries in Asia and the South Pacific will benefit from a stronger link with IPWSO.

  • That you will love visiting our beautiful and amazing country where mysticism, magic, beauty, and good food and hospitality are all part of our culture!

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