The 2023 World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care is the preeminent forum for international Spina Bifida researchers and healthcare professionals specializing in a range of medical disciplines including:

Developmental Pediatrics, Dietary, Epidemiology, Genetics, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Neurosurgery, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Physiatry, Psychology, Rehabilitative Therapy, Research Science, Social Work, and Urology

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Continuing Education Credits will be offered.
Location
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 North Resort Dr. Tucson, AZ 85750
Date & Time
Pre-Conference: March 22, 2023
Conference: March 22-25, 2023
Location
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 North Resort Dr. Tucson, AZ 85750
The 2023 World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care will be held on March 22-25, 2023, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.

Accessible rooms are available. If you have trouble booking a room in the block, please contact Loews Hotel at 520-299-2020 or Hotel Reservations: 1-877-879-9979,

Make a room in the hotel block here.
​​​​Transportation from Airport
Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) are options when planning travel.

Travel information - to and from the airport.

Uber and Lyft also offer transportation options. Rides can be scheduled in advance. Apps can be downloaded from the App Store.
World Congress Program
Schedule at a Glance
Times and content are subject to change.
Continuing Education Credits will be offered.
PRE-CONFERENCE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Introduction to CO-OP Method for People with SB
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Lifespan Transition to Care & Independence
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Global Health Symposium
CONFERENCE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Registration Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Opening Reception
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Registration Open
7:00 AM | Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM | Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Opening Remarks
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | SBA Remarks
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | CDC Remarks
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Morning Break
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Outcomes from Prenatal Surgery
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Concurrent Sessions
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Break
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Concurrent Sessions
6:00 PM | Exhibit Hall Closes
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Lifespan Bowel Management Protocol Workshop
FRIDAY, MARCH 24
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Registration Open
7:00 AM | Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM | Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM | Highlights from Previous Day
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Empowering Self-Management Across the Lifespan
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM | Morning Break
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM | Mental Health Challenges in Youth & Adults w/ SB
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM | Afternoon Break
3:45 PM - 6:00 PM | Concurrent Sessions
4:00 PM | Exhibit Hall Closes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Networking Reception
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM | Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM | Highlights from Previous Day
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Neuropsychology in SB Clinics
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM | Self Determination & Well Being in Adults w/ SB
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | Break
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM | Lifetime Achievement Award
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Hal Pote Lectureship Speaker
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Closing Remarks
Event Pricing
Early Bird pricing ends February 15, 2023.
Continuing Education Credits will be offered.
Family Member
Early Bird | $550
Regular | $600
Full Conference Pass
Adult with Spina Bifida
Early Bird | $550
Regular | $600
Full Conference Pass
Medical Professional
Early Bird | $650
Regular | $750
Full Conference Pass
CMEs will be available
Trainee
Early Bird | $485
Regular | $500
Full Conference Pass
Students, Fellows, Post Docs, Residents
Young Investigator
Early Bird | $585
Regular | $600
Full Conference Pass
Faculty members up to the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent for no more than five years as of 1/1/23.
Accompanying Guest
Early Bird | $250
Regular | $300
Social Events Only
One Day Only Fees
Early Bird | $350
Regular | $350
Single Day Pass
Workshop Offered During Conference

Lifespan Bowel Management Protocol
Regular | $150
 

 

  

 

Pre-Conference Sessions
Introduction to CO-OP Method for people with SB
Regular | $150
Lifespan Transition to Care & Independence
Regular | $150
Global Health Symposium
Regular | $150
  

Pre-Conference Pass
Regular | $400

Access to all pre-conference sessions.
Thank you to all those who submitted an Abstract.
Abstract submission is closed. If you have a question, please contact:
Judy Thibadeau, RN, MN
Director of Research and Services
Spina Bifida Association
[email protected] or 202-618-4744
Sponsorship Opportunities
If you would like more information on partnering with SBA and sponsorship opportunities at the 2023 World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care, view the 2023 Prospectus here.

For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Myers, Manager of Corporate and Individual Giving
[email protected] or 847-269-1186
For Attendees
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Hi [name],

I just registered for the 2023 World Congress on Spina Bifida Research & Care and thought you might be interested in attending too.

The World Congress will be held March 22 – 25, 2023 in Tucson, AZ. It’s the only international conference dedicated solely to the research, practical challenges, and real-life solutions for those living with Spina Bifida, their families and care givers.

I’m looking forward to networking with those whose focus is the research and/or treatment of Spina Bifida.

To learn more about World Congress, visit sbworldcongress.org.

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For Sponsors
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Looking forward to seeing you there! Learn more at www.sbworldcongress.org.

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For Speakers
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I’m excited to be speaking at the 2023 World Congress on Spina Bifida Research & Care, the preeminent conference showcasing Spina Bifida research.
 
This is a great opportunity to engage with experts and thought leaders and develop collaborations for future research projects.

I hope to see you there! Register today for the early bird rate at www.sbworldcongress.org.

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 Join us March 22 - 25, 2023.
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