Travel Assistance to Attend Symposium 2008

Another donation from the United Services Foundation allows the support group to help with travel expenses for families and individuals with MSUD from the United States or any other country who do not have other financial resources available. Those who have never attended a MSUD Symposium will have priority for assistance although anyone may submit a request. If traveling from another country, the process to obtain a visa and make flight arrangements must begin as soon as possible.

Late applications do not allow enough time to obtain visas and make airline reservations. We want to make it possible for everyone to be there who wishes to attend. Contact Wayne Brubacher NOW at 574-862-2992 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Plans are underway for MSUD Symposium 2008. I can’t wait to meet new families, renew old friendships, and learn more about MSUD. Like past conferences, we’re expecting a large number of attendees. Hope to see you there!


Columbus Embassy Suites
2700 Corporate Exchange Drive,
Columbus, Ohio 43231
1-800-Embassy (362-2779)
Each suite has a private bedroom with 1 king or 2 double beds and a separate living area with a sofa bed, dining table, refrigerator, and microwave. The hotel has an indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, and fitness center.

This is a not the same Embassy Suites where Symposium 2006 was held (this hotel is located closer to the airport and provides free shuttle service to and from the airport)

MSUD families, friends and professionals

Registration for the conference is free to all attendees

Hotel rate: $114 per night, includes free parking, buffet breakfasts and evening snacks. Lunches on Friday and Saturday are provided by the MSUD Family Support Group. Low protein food will be provided. Dinners are on your own. An on-site restaurant serves mainly American cuisine.

The hotel is located on the north side of Columbus with easy access to the outer belt (I-270) and I-71. Directions from I-270: Take Cleveland Ave South to Community Park Drive. Turn left on Community Park Drive and go one block to Corporate Exchange Drive. Turn left onto Corporate Exchange Drive and the hotel is on your left. Port Columbus, the nearest airport (airport code CMH) is 15-20 minutes from the hotel

Complimentary shuttle service is provided by the hotel. This service can be used to and from the airport, local restaurants, and shopping.

Those needing travel assistance, see bottom of page 4 of this newsletter.

  • Thursday June 26th: Registration/Reception 7 - 9 pm
  • Friday June 27th: Meeting times 9 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday June 28th: Meeting times 9am - 5 pm
Medical and Dietary Management, Adult Metabolics, Liver Transplantation, Research, Sibling Issues, and more!

It has become increasingly difficult to provide adequate childcare, due to the large number of attendees. Because of this, we need to ask parents to provide for their own children. Please take this into account as you plan your trip. Consider bringing your own babysitter (grandparent, teenager, friend) or taking turns with your spouse.

If you have any questions, feel free to email or call at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740.548.4475

To attend the symposium
complete and return the registration brochure included in this mailing.

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