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9th SMS Research Symposium!

Please join us on May 18-19, 2017, for the 9th SMS Research Symposium in Houston, TX at the Magnolia Hotel Houston.

The only event of its kind focused on current research related to Smith-Magenis Syndrome

Register Today!

Submit an Abstract

Apply for Scholarship Funding
(graduate students)



By attending the 9th SMS Research Symposium you will be part of an event that will:

  • Create open communication of early, unpublished scientific data, accelerating the pace of research
  • Further research by building productive collaborations—including cross-disciplinary dialogue, partnerships, integration of researchers new to SMS but with interest in specific facets of the syndrome
  • Provide educational opportunities for junior researchers to acknowledge Smith-Magenis Syndrome and the array of research potential in the field
  • Capture information on current and active research initiatives related to Smith-Magenis Syndrome for public awareness and education


Registration is now open! There is no registration fee for this PRISMS-sponsored event. Registration is limited to members of the research professional community. This meeting engages contributors from around the globe who are actively participating in research related to Smith-Magenis Syndrome or who may be interested in learning more about SMS for future research and collaborations.

Register for the event here

Call for Abstracts

Online submission of abstracts is now available through March 15, 2017.

Learn more about requirements for submitting an abstract here

Graduate Student Scholarships

PRISMS is offering a limited number of scholarships to graduate level students. The stipend will cover hotel and travel costs up to $700 per student. To apply for scholarship funding, go to the Scholarship Application page to submit your application. For more information, contact Emily Fields at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Details

Event Dates

May 18-19, 2017

Symposium Venue

Magnolia Hotel Houston
1100 Texas Street
Houston, TX 77002

Hotel Accommodations

Magnolia Hotel Houston will provide the hotel accommodations. Magnolia Hotel Houston will accept reservations at the group rate of $139/night for a standard guest room.

Hotel website: http://www.magnoliahotels.com/houston/magnolia-hotel-houston.php

Reservations must be made by Friday, April 21, 2017, to receive the group rate and space is limited. To book a room online, please visit Research Symposium 2017.

To book your room contact the Magnolia Hotel Houston at 1-888-915-1110.

All attendees are required to make their own room arrangements. To make a reservation and receive our discounted hotel rate (based on availability), please call 1-888-915-1110 or click on the link above and mention PRISMS Research Symposium.

All hotel reservations for this symposium should be booked directly with the hotel.


Thursday, May 18, 2017
PRISMS Professional Advisory Board Meeting (closed)   12pm-5pm
Networking & Hors D’oeuvres   6pm-8pm
Friday, MAy 19, 2017
PRISMS 9th SMS Research Symposium
Breakfast, lunch, and a light snack will be provided*

*Note: please alert PRISMS staff to any special dietary restrictions in your registration or by contacting Emily Fields, Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Transportation Information

The Magnolia Hotel Houston does not provide free shuttle service to any of the local area airports.

Area Airports

William P Hobby Airport - HOU
Airport Phone: 713-640-3000

Hotel direction: 11.4 miles NW

Transportation from the airport to hotel: SuperShuttle Service - fee: 19 USD (one way), reservation required
To make Super Shuttle reservations: 800-258-3826

Estimated taxi fare: 30 USD  (one way)

George Bush Intercontinental Airport - IAH
Airport Phone: 281-230-3000

Hotel direction: 19.6 miles SW

Transportation from the airport to hotel: Super Shuttle Service - fee: 23 USD (one way), reservation required
To make Super Shuttle reservations: 800-258-3826

Estimated taxi fare: 55 USD (one way)

* There is no free shuttle service to the hotel. Please book your Super Shuttle or use alternative transportation. http://www.magnoliahotels.com/houston/hotel-location.php.

 For information on the SMS Research Symposium that was held Feburary 4-5, 2016, please see the 2016 8th SMS Research Symposium page.