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CRDN launch event: Parent entrepreneurship in rare disease

CRDN launch event: Parent entrepreneurship in rare disease

WE ARE FULLY BOOKED – BUT PLEASE, DO REGISTER AND JOIN US FOR THE EVENT, WE MAY HAVE SOME LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS.

 

Cambridge Rare Disease Network (CRDN) will host its launch event on the topic of Parent Entrepreneurship – When parents start companies to cure their child.”

 

Confirmed speakers are 

  • Mr Alastair Kent OBE, Director of Genetic Alliance UK;
  • Dr Nick Sireau, Founder of AKU Society and Findacure; 
  • Ms Kay Parkinson, Founder of ASUK Society; 
  • Dr Will Evans, Trustee of Niemann-Pick Disease Group; 
  • Dr Cesare Spadoni, Founder of aPODD Foundation. 

The event is kindly supported by Genetic Disorders UK, Findacure, Utah Rare, Cambridge Judge Business School, Innovation Forum, One Nucleus, Global Biotech Revolution and Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst.

 

Agenda:

  • 17.00: Welcome networking
  • 17.30: Lecture & panel discussion and Q&A’s.
  • 19:00: Networking and drinks reception
  • 20:00: End 
 
Thank you for your interest. We would appreciate it if you would share this event with colleagues and friends who might be interested.
 
Kind regards,

CRDN team
Rare disease diagnostics: Bringing genomics to the clinic

Rare disease diagnostics: Bringing genomics to the clinic

WE ARE FULLY BOOKED – please do register on the waitlist and join us early, we do expect some last minutes dropouts.

Genomic medicine is changing our world. The rapid decrease of the price of DNA sequencing has opened up numerous new possibilities, and is starting to enter clinical practice. 

However, even though we understand the genetic causes of 50% of rare diseases, early diagnostics remains a challenge. In the UK, it still takes an average of 6 years and visits to 8 doctors to get a diagnosis, and many people never get an answer at all.

By scanning through entire genomes at once, DNA sequencing has the potential to change this. Come discuss the opportunities and the challenges of this new technology in a clinical setting, with some of the experts in the field.

  • Invited organisations: 
    • Genomics England 
    • DDD project
    • PHG Foundation
    • DNAdigest
     
  • Agenda
  • 17.30: Doors open.
  • 18.00: Lecture/panel discussion and Q&A’s (10-15 min per speaker).
  • 19.30: Wine reception.
  • 21.00: End of event.
 
  • Speakers: 
  • Dr Caroline Wright, Project Manager, DDD project
  • Dr Gemma Chandratillake, Genetic Counsellor and Product Manager, Personalis
  • Dr Fiona Nielsen, Founder of DNAdigest
  • Dr Sobia Raza, Science Programme Lead, PHG Foundation
 
We are looking forward seeing you at the event.

 

With warm wishes,

The CRDN Team

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CRDN is a non-profit organisation aiming to create rare disease awareness and build a community within the Cambridge area. We are kindly supported by Findacure, Rare Disease UK, Genetic Disorders UK, Utah Rare, Cambridge Judge Business School, One Nucleus, BioBeat, Innovation Forum, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst and Global Biotech Revolution, amongst others.
 

 

Cambridge Rare Disease Summit 2015

Cambridge Rare Disease Summit 2015

Cambridge Rare Disease Network is holding its first annual conference, the Cambridge Rare Disease Summit 2015, at the Cambridge Judge Business School. We’re bringing together 150 key stakeholders to debate how to best address the huge social and therapeutic unmet needs around rare diseases. We will discuss topics ranging from Alternative Funding Strategies, New Rare Disease Initiatives on the Horizon, the Potential of the Cambridge Cluster and Engaging with Pharma. Come and join us and add your thoughts, ideas and questions to the day.

We have an exciting line-up of speakers who are leaders in their fields. To include: Keynote video message for Prof Stephen Hawking, Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, University of Cambridge; Prof Sir Gregory Winter, Master of Trinity College and Co-Founder of Cambridge Antibody Technology; Associate Prof Matt MightParent Entrepreneur and Founder at NGLY1.org; Prof Steve Jackson, Head of CRUK at Gurdon Institute, Dr Nick Sireau, Founder of Findacure and AKU Society; Mr Alastair Kent, OBE, Director Genetic Alliance UK and Founder of Rare Disease UK; Ms Kay Parkinson, Founder of Alstrom Syndrom UK/EU; Dr Hermann Hauser, Founder of ARM and Amadeus Capital; Dr Bruce Bloom, President of Cures Within Reach; Prof Alan Barrell, Judge Business School; Dr Jonathan Milner, Founder of Abcam; and Dr Darrin Disley, Chief Executive, Horizon Discovery;Dr Anne Dobree, Head of Seed Fund, Cambridge Enterprise,  amongst many others.

Following the summit we will be hosting a drinks reception to which you are warmly invited. We invite you to then attend our gala dinner at St.Catherine’s College, Trumpington Street to close the evening.

See our website for the full programme:

https://camraredisease.org/conference/

Rare disease home nursing service debate

Rare disease home nursing service debate

Is there a need for a rare disease home nursing service? Join our debate.

Join us on Thursday 17 March to share your views, ideas and solutions at an event chaired by Alastair Kent, Director of Genetic Alliance UK, and hosted by the Cambridge Rare Disease Network.

When: 6:00-9:00pm, Thursday 17th March
Where: Cambridge Judge Business School
Cost: free

About the event

Hiran Prag from the Cambridge Consulting Network will present the findings of his team’s report into the feasibility of a home nursing service, commissioned by CRDN.

Dr Larissa Kerecuk, Rare Disease Lead at Birmingham Children’s Hospital will also join us to share her knowledge and experience in this field. She will be accompanied by nurses she is working with from different organisations including their new nurses funded by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

Also joining the panel is Helena Baker, Vice President of Nursing from the Medical Research Network http://www.themrn.co.uk

Following a discussion led by Alastair Kent OBE, you’ll have the chance to discuss these ideas further and network over a glass of wine or a soft drink.

Topics for discussion

To get you thinking, these are some of the themes we’ll be discussing:

* Rare disease and the need for specialist nursing
* Global nursing organisations
* Funding mechanisms of nursing organisations
* Rare disease in Cambridge, the UK and existing nursing services

Cambridge International Rare Disease Summit 2016

Cambridge International Rare Disease Summit 2016

What can Cambridge contribute to global efforts in rare disease research?

Who’s leading the way in collaborative, innovative research, treatment and care for those with rare diseases?

How can we put patients and their families at the centre of all discussions?

Hear from those leading the way in rare diseases 

Where: Robinson College, University of Cambridge

When: Tuesday 25 October 2016

Costs: tiered pricing, with discount tickets for patient support groups, start-ups and students

Following the sell-out success of its first summit in 2015, the Cambridge Rare Disease Network is once again bringing international leaders and local experts together in Cambridge to bridge the gap between research, industry, business and patient groups. 

Anchored by powerful patient voices, this one-day conference will explore:

  • international rare disease innovations
  • new rare disease initiatives on the horizon
  • innovations in health
  • engaging and collaborating with pharma.

A wide delegate base, representing academia, healthcare, industry, business, patients support groups and more will allow delegates to explore potential collaborations and gain a broader understanding of opportunities in rare diseases.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Avril Daly, Vice President of Eurordis
  • Ben Howlett MP, Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on rare, genetic and un-diagnosed conditions
  • Prof Patrick Maxwell, Regius Professor of Physic and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine of the University of Cambridge
  • Dr Tim Guilliams, CEO of Healx and Chair of CRDN
  • Dr Jonathan Milner, Chairman of Abcam plc and Milner Institute
  • James Taylor, Director of Corporate Development GlaxoSmithKline
  • Dr Andy Richards – Biotech Entrepreneur
  • Julie Walters – Founder of Raremark
  • Dr Lydia Meyer-Turkson – Consultant Business Strategy, Horizon Discovery USA
  • Dr Nick Sireau, Chairman of AKU Society and Findacure
  • Dr Olivier Menzel, President and Founder of BLACSWAN Foundation (Switzerland)
  • Alastair Kent, OBE, Director of Genetic Alliance UK and Chair of Rare Disease UK
  • Dr Paul Tunnah, CEO and Founder of Pharmaphorum Media
  • Karsten Barton, Head of Department, Frambu Centre for Rare Disorders (Norway)
  • Dr Alex Mackenzie – Care for Rare and Vice-Dean Research for the Department of Paediatrics at CHEO (Canada)
  • Dr Larissa Kerecuk – Rare Disease Lead at Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Dr Lucy Mackay, Co-Founder of Students4RareDisease
  • Dr Lucy Raymond, Professor of Medical Genetics and Neurodevelopment University of Cambridge 
  • Daniel Lewi, CEO of Cure and Action for Tay-Sachs Foundation
  • Dr Birgitte Volck, Head of Research and Development, Rare Diseases, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Dr David Pardoe, Head of Growth Projects, MRC Technology
  • Prof Steve Jackson, Senior Group Leader and Head of CRUK Laboratories, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

  • Emily Kramer-Kolingoff – Co-Founder and Executive Board Member of Emily’s Entourage

  • Dr Femida Gwadry- Sridhar, Founder and CEO of Pulse Infoframe Inc
  • Rebecca Stewart, Co-Founder and editor of Rare Revolution Magazine and Co-Founder of The Teddington Trust

We are holding a Round Table of Companies inaguaral meeting as a breakout session

Charired by Dr Tim Guilliams, CEO Healx

Attendees include: 

  • Evolution Education Trust – Dr. Jonathan Milner
  • Horizon Discovery and Locus Genetics – Dr Lydia Myer-Turkson
  • GlaxoSmithKline – James Taylor
  • Sobi – Neil Dugdale 
  • Alexion – Sarah Trafford-Jones
  • Raptor Pharmaceuticals – Amjad Hussain
  • Shire – Verity Thomas-James
  • MRC Technology
  • Geneadvisor – Dr Jelena Aleksic
  • Dr Nick Ibery – Royal Society of Medicine
  • New Philanthropy Capital, – Rachel Wharton
  • Findacure – Flóra Raffai
  • CRDN – Kay Parkinson, Dr Moharem El Gihani 
  • Emma Sutcliffe – Patient Centred
  • Dr Eija Makirintala – Altogame Ltd

 We’re also thrilled to host examples of beautiful portrait photos of children with rare and undiagnosed conditions loaned to us by ‘Same But Different’ http://www.samebutdifferentcic.org.uk/rare-project/

Following the formal proceedings we will continue the conversation over drinks at Robinson College. We then invite you to attend our gala dinner in the Crausaz Wordsworth Building to close the evening. 

Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture: CRDN & NIHR Bioresource

Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture: CRDN & NIHR Bioresource

NIHR Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture
Tues 28 February 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
at Cambridge Judge Business School


Jointly hosted by

NIHR Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration
Cambridge Rare Disease Network


The evening highlights Rare Disease Day and Rare Disease Research 

Are you interested in Rare Disease research? 

If the answer is yes then this evening lecture and networking opportunity will be of interest to you.

It will Include:

  • Updates about rare disease research
  • Hearing from speakers directly affected by rare disease
  • An opportunity to talk with researchers and professionals
  • To connect with other patients and carers
  • Drinks and nibbles after the speakers

With representatives from Rare Disease Community, Patients, charities and researchers the evening offers fantastic opportunities for networking and information sharing.

About Rare Disease Day

2017 marks the 10th year that the internationally rare disease community will celebrate Rare Disease Day.

On 28 February 2017, people living with or affected by a rare disease, patient organisations, politicians, carers, medical professionals, researchers and industry will come together in solidarity to raise awareness of rare diseases.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Cambridge Judge Business School (the old Addenbrookes) is located directly opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum on Trumpington Street. There is metered parking along Trumpington Street, or you may prefer to park at the Grand Arcade shopping centre’s car park, which is just five minutes’ walk from the School.

Cambridge Judge Business School is a ten-minute taxi ride from the rail station and taxis can be found outside the station entrance. Cambridge city centre bus station on Drummer Street, is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the School. Bicycle racks can be found at the front of the school.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Georgina Norris via email: gan23@medschl.cam.ac.uk alternatively Tel: 01223 254608

 

 

  • Kathryn Baker

    Kathryn Baker

    Student at the University of Northampton. Kathryn has Scimitar Syndrome which affects approximately 1 person in 100,000

  • Professor Patrick Chinnery

    Professor Patrick Chinnery

    Co-Chair for NIHR Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration. Clinical Neurologist & Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow

  • Karen Harrison

    Karen Harrison

    Endocrine Project Manager for ALD LIFE. Karen is a carrier of ALD and parent to two affected sons, one who died aged 8.

  • Professor Stephen Jackson

    Professor Stephen Jackson

    Cambridge University Professor of Biology, Head of Cancer Research UK Laboratories at Gurdon Institute

  • Dr Nick Sireau

    Dr Nick Sireau

    CEO of AKU Society, has two sons affected by Black Bone Disease. Chairman of Findacure & member of Eurordis board of Directors

Cambridge Rare Disease Summit Oct 23 2017, Robinson College

Cambridge Rare Disease Summit Oct 23 2017, Robinson College

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Following the success of our 2 previous summits, we are pleased to announce our 3rd annual Cambridge Rare Disease Summit. The CRDN International Summit 2016 has been selected as a finalist for the Communiqué Awards for Excellence in Communications via a Live Event or Stand-Alone Activity

Venue: Robinson College, Cambridge will be hosting our event on 23rd October 2017

Costing: tiered pricing with early bird tickets and discount tickets for patients and patient groups, students and start-ups.


This day long event seeks to create a forum that brings together patient groups, healthcare, academics, researchers, biotech companies, and the pharmaceutical industry in a spirit of collaboration, innovation and passion to re-imagine and re-invent the Rare Disease patient journey.

Theme for Cambridge Rare Disease Summit: “Re-imagining the Patient Journey”

We will provide a morning of exploration of inspirational Rare Disease patient journeys where patients and patient carers have been partners in healthcare and treatment development. Take a walk with us through case-studies from early symptoms, dead-ends and steps forward to diagnosis, patient group formation, campaigning and research to pharma collaboration and drug development.

The afternoon will showcase pioneering work being undertaken in Cambridge and around the world to re-imagine and re-write the endings of Rare Disease Patient journeys from gene editing, drug re -purposing and pharma ‘adoption’ of rare diseases to empowering patient revolution, rare disease search engines and rare disease telemedicine nursing.


NEW FOR Cambridge Rare Disease Summit 2017

Patient groups have an opportunity to showcase posters in a Patient Journey gallery and all delegates will enjoy wide networking opportunities with exhibition stand holders from industry and patient organisations. For poster submissions guidelines see here https://camraredisease.org/index.php/crdn-summit-20..

Students4RareDiseases will be hosting a breakout session from 11 – 12.30pm. A range of speakers will give an overview for foundation doctors, medics and healthcare professionals in early stage training, GP registrars, nurses, pharmacists etc. Hear about the Rare Disease patient journey, the utility of the diagnosis, red flags, the 100,000 Genome Project and family planning https://en-gb.facebook.com/S4RDcam/ students4rarediseases.org/

No Isolation, a Norwegian tech company, will run a workshop showcasing their AV1 Avatar, a small robot designed to reduce isolation and encourage participation and interaction in education and daily life for children with chronic, lifelong illnesses.

We will be showcasing a new genetic rare disease search tool by https://www.mendelian.co/

Followed by a drinks and canape reception in the dining hall on site.

The Cambridge Rare Disease Summit full programme with speakers and timings can be viewed here https://camraredisease.org/index.php/crdn-summit-20…


Cambridge Rare Disease Summit Confirmed Speakers :

Dr Ségolène Aymé – Emeritus Director of Research at the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM). Expert in residence for rare diseases at the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris, and Founder and Editor-in- Chief, Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. Opening keynote speaker

Prof Bobby Gaspar – GOSHCC Professor of Paediatrics and Immunology, Consultant in Paediatric Immunology, Head, Rare Diseases Theme, Head, Molecular and Cellular Immunology Section, Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Molecular and Cellular Section, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Dr Ana Mingorance – Dracaena Consulting, Chasing cures for neurological and rare diseases and author of eBook #ImpatientRevolution

Dr Rick Thompson – CEO and Head of Research, Finadacure, a Cambridge based charity empowering Rare Disease patients and developing drug re-purposing projects

Neil Dugdale – General Manager, UK and RoI, Sobi, Rare Disease pharmaceutical company

Kay Parkinson – CEO of CRDN and Alstrom Europe

Juliet Moritz – Executive Director, Patient Engagement and Strategic Development, Premier Research

Dr Owen Vaughan – Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, ProMetic Pharma SMT Ltd

Daniel Lewi – CEO, Cure and Action for Tay-Sachs Foundation

Dr. Ignacio Hernández Medrano – co-founder and medical director of Mendelian.co, an online rare disease search engine developed at Imperial College London

Dr Simon Holden – Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Cambridge University Hospitals Trust

Dr. Gemma Chandratillake – Education & Training Lead – East of England Genomic Medicine Centre

Natalie Rebeyev– Cambridge Consulting Network lead for Rare Disease Nurse Network. PhD student University of Cambridge, Dept of Medicine

Saakshi Chadha – PhD in Medical Sciences at MRC- Cancer Unit. University of Cambridge. Consultant at Cambridge Consulting Network

Steffen Mio Kristiansen – General Manager, No Isolation, UK

Becky Nunn – Trainee Doctor – University of Cambridge

Mabella Farrer – Genetic Counsellor, Addenbrookes

Cambridge Rare Disease Summit Patient Journey Lightning Poster Presentations

  • Bardet -Biedl Syndrome UK – Tonia Hymers
  • Pitt Hopkins UK – Sue Routledge
  • The Teddington Trust – Nicola Miller
  • Vasculitis UK – Lynn Laidlaw and Suzanne Morris
  • Wyburn-Mason Syndrome/Acromegaly – Dan Jeffries
Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture: CRDN & NIHR Bioresource

Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture: CRDN & NIHR Bioresource

NIHR Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture
Weds 28 February 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
at University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine


Jointly hosted by

NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre
Cambridge Rare Disease Network


The evening highlights Rare Disease Day and Rare Disease Research 

Are you interested in Rare Disease research? 

Do you want to find out more about the research taking place in Cambridge in the field of Rare Disease?

If the answer is yes then this evening lecture and networking opportunity will be of interest to you.

It will Include:

  • Updates about rare disease research
  • Hearing from speakers directly affected by rare disease
  • An opportunity to talk with researchers and professionals 
  • To connect with other patients and carers
  • Refreshments on arrival and drinks reception following

With representatives from Rare Disease Community, Patients, charities and researchers the evening offers fantastic opportunities for networking and information sharing.

 


 Speakers

Professor David RowitchProfessor of Paediatrics and Head of Department, University of Cambridge  “Early detection and advanced therapy for childhood neurogenetic diseases in the UK”

Professor Patrick ChinneryHead of Department for Clinical Neurosciences “Mitochondrial Disease”

David Rose, CRDN Volunteer and GOSH speaker living with ultra-rare Occipital Horn Syndrome “My Patient Journey and What Research Means to Me” 

Dr Victoria ER Parker, Consultant in Endocrinolgy and member of the Segmental Overgrowth Study at WT-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS), Addenbrooke’s Hospital presenting the results of their clinical trial of sirolimus in PIK3CA related overgrowth

Professor Fiona Karet, Prof of Nephrology and Consultant in Renal Medicine at the School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge whose team’s research explores kidney malfunction and mutations of genes in rare kidney conditions such as Gitelman Syndrome. They also study common inherited kidney disorders such as polycystic kidney disease.   

Dr Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer for Healx Ltd  “Drug re-purposing for Rare Diseases”

Dr Suthesh Sivaplaaratnam, Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge ” New gene discovery in bleeding disorders:From living room to supercomputers”  he will explain how they undertake family studies, why they are so useful and how data is used.                                                             


About Rare Disease Day

2018 marks the 11th year that the internationally rare disease community will celebrate Rare Disease Day.

On 28 February 2018, people living with or affected by a rare disease, patient organisations, politicians, carers, medical professionals, researchers and industry will come together in solidarity to raise awareness of rare diseases.


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Getting to the Clinical School Map and Directions

Car parking is available at a discounted rate of £3.60 (the cheaper all day rate) in car park 1 only, this is the closest car park to the Clinical School.  The entrance to car park 1 is opposite the Cambridge Blood Centre.

On entering the car park take a ticket from the machine at the barrier, there are 750 spaces (63 disabled spaces). Take the exit on the ground floor walking towards the Main Hospital. At the end of the ramp (covered walk way) you’ll find the Clinical School’s entrance directly across the road.

On returning to your car, go to the customer service desk on the ground floor. Show the attendant your Eventbrite ticket and for £3.60 they will give you a replacement ticket to use when exiting the car park.  

By Bus

There are lots of buses to the campus (Bus A stops close to the venue at outpatients).   For details visit http://www.stagecoachbus.com 

By Bicycle

There is parking for bicycles across from the Clinical School’s entrance and the outpatient area.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Georgina Norris via email: gan23@medschl.cam.ac.uk alternatively Tel: 01223 254608 or Jo Balfour via email: jo@camraredisease.org

Wellcome Genome Campus guided tour and talk

Wellcome Genome Campus guided tour and talk

You are warmly invited to join the Cambridge Rare Disease Network on a guided tour of Cambridgeshire’s Sanger Institute, at the renowned Wellcome Genome Campus, on Monday March 5 2018.

This invitation is extended to all of the patients and patient groups who were involved in the Patient Journey poster booklet and exhibition for the #CRDN2017 summit as a thank them for your wonderful contribution to the event and in raising awareness about rare disease.


Details 

When:  Mon 5 March, 11am – 2pm 

Where:  The Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus is located 9 miles south of Cambridge. You can find information on how to get to the campus on their website

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Who:  the group size will be minimum 15 and maximum 25. Invites are given as priority to poster creators but we realise that distance will be an obstacle for many of you. If needed we will extend the invite to others involved in the summit as speakers, supporters or volunteers and to parents of our Unique Feet children’s group.

What:  A 3 hour visit to include….

  • An introduction to the campus
  • A tour of the campus including the data and sequencing centre
  • A talk by Prof Matthew Hurles. Matthew leads on the Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) Study, the Prenatal Assessment of Genomes and Exomes (PAGE) Study and the DECIPHER project.  You can read more about his work and the various projects in this link  http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/hurles-matthew and can see recent coverage of his work on the BBC 

Other info:  There will be complimentary refreshments provided for the group.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Open to over 18s

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

See link above for location and transport options. There are disabled parking spaces and a pre-bookable mobility scooter and wheeelchairs.  We can look into taxi and lift-shares.

 How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email jo@camraredisease.org

Pint of Science Rare Disease:  The genomic revolution, searching for a cure for the 1 in 17

Pint of Science Rare Disease: The genomic revolution, searching for a cure for the 1 in 17

Pint of Science Rare Disease: The Genomic Revolution – Searching for a Cure for the 1 in 17. Rare diseases are conditions which affect fewer than 1 in 2,000 people but 1 in 17 are affected at some stage in their lives, some 3.5 million in the UK alone. 75% of rare diseases affect children and include rare cancers and well known conditions, such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease. 80% of rare diseases are caused by a defect in the genetic blueprint, sometimes a single spelling mistake in the three billion letters that make up the human genome, yet it can have devastating consequences for those living with the rare disease and their families.

New breakthroughs in genomic medici…

Snip, snip, snip: Correcting Defects in the Genetic Blueprint

Dr James Thaventhiran (MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow, Uni of Cam, Dept of Medicine)
Many rare diseases are caused by a defect in the genetic blueprint that carries the instruction manual for life. Sometimes the mistake can be a single letter in the three billion letters that make up the genome, with devastating consequences. Gene editing using ‘molecular scissors’ that snip out and replace faulty DNA could provide an almost unimaginable future for some patients: a complete cure.
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Living with a Rare Neurological Disease: A Dad and Genetic Scientist Explores the Patient and Parent’s Perspective

Dr Charles Steward (Clinical Genomics at Congenica)
Genome sequencing and the 100,000 genomes project has led to breakthroughs in shortening the diagnostic odyssey and informing care for some with rare diseases. Charles, genetic scientist of 25 years and father to a child with a rare neurological condition, is involved in the project as a participant, parent and consultant. He explores the ups and downs faced by families trying to search for and understand the cause of their child’s disease.
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“It’s Not All in My Head!”: The Complex Relationship between Rare Diseases and Mental Health Problems

Rebecca Nunn (Medical Student at University of Cambridge)
Rebecca Nunn, Medical Student at the University of Cambridge and owner of a rare disease, argues that the common experiences of rare disease patients have impacts upon the way in which their psychiatric care should be offered and managed, and that sensitivity and understanding surrounding these issues should be considered a necessary part of effective care for rare disease patients.
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Rare Disease Pint of Science: Treasure your exceptions! May 2018

Rare Disease Pint of Science: Treasure your exceptions! May 2018

Cambridge Rare Disease Network brings a sip of Rare to the Cambridge Pint of Science Festival!

A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 1 in 2000 people. You might wonder why anyone would dedicate their life to studying a disease when only a handful of people would benefit from a cure? Why not study one of the big killers, such as cancer, tuberculosis or malaria? The significance of rare diseases is often not realised by people outside of the field, but they can provide valuable insights into the causes and progression of far more common diseases, help us better understand the fundamentals of modern science and medicine, and also lead to the development of life-saving drugs.
 

New Finding! Mutations outside of genes contribute to severe neurodevelopmental disorders

Patrick Short (PhD Student, Wellcome Trust PhD in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine)
 @patrick_j_short
The Deciphering Developmental Disorders project has sequenced the genome from nearly 10,000 families across the UK and Northern Ireland with one or more affected children. Despite these efforts, more than 50% of the families in this study remain without a genetic diagnosis.
Patrick will share new findings about how mutations are disrupting the expression of important genes in early brain development and highlight some of the global efforts to share data and sequence the genomes of hundreds of thousands of families.
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Rheum with a view: Through the looking glass into rare joint diseases

Dr Jagtar Singh Nijjar(NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology at the University of Cambridge)
 @JagtarNijjar
Rare inflammatory bone diseases cause significant pain and swelling of bones
and joints. In partnership with the NIHR BioResource Jagtar will establish a
national patient cohort that will allow us to look into the genetics of these
diseases and also carry out clinical trials. In this talk he will explore what rare
diseases can teach us about the common and the immense power of patient
cohorts and patient participation in research
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Unpicking the Genetic basis of Intellectual Disability

Professor Lucy Raymond (Professor of Medical Genetics and Neurodevelopment and Honorary Consultant at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge. Her group aim to identify and understand the genetic causes of intellectual disability and their work has identified a number of new syndromes and greater understanding of the sequence variation of the human genome.)
 @imagineidnews
Intellectual disability is present in 0.5% of the population and affected individuals may have difficulty learning and developing skills for everyday life. My research goal is to understand the genetic changes that present in the DNA of these patients, in the hope of characterizing the causes. My team has conducted detailed analysis of the whole DNA genome in affected families, allowing them to identify novel genes that contribute to disease. I will explain the vital role their participation plays in a collaborative initiative to analyse the genomes of 10,000 patients in unprecedented detail.
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Pint of Science is a grassroots non-profit organisation that has grown astronomically over the few years since two people decided to share their research in the pub. Although our mission has expanded, our core values remain the same: to provide a space for researchers and members of the public alike to come together, be curious, and chat about research in a relaxed environment outside of mysterious laboratories or daunting dark lecture theatres. We believe that everyone has a place at the table to discuss the research going on both on our doorsteps and far beyond. Our missions and visions are based around the people that matter most: our audience, volunteers, speakers, and our wider research community. 

Their Missions

  • Develop a space where audiences are engaged with research; where walls are broken down and everyone has the opportunity to share their thoughts, questions and ideas.
  • Provide event organisers with the tools to allow them to use their own creativity and plan events showcasing the research that is going on in their area, whilst developing cross-disciplinary skills that will prove valuable in the workplace and beyond.
  • Equip speakers with training to refine and develop their public engagement skills and give them the confidence to share their story in an approachable manner with a new audience.
  • Push forward research and trust in science by encouraging open and transparent conversations between the research community and the wider public, and in turn develop a culture of good public engagement which is accessible to all.

 Visions

  • To foster an environment for the audience in which everyone is comfortable to attend, engage and cultivate curiosity.
  • To instill confidence, nurture key skills and provide a platform for event organisers to carry out public engagement in the community.
  • To inspire speakers to view public engagement as a creative outlet, and a worthwhile part of their work.
  • To encourage a world where anyone can have an opinion on science, developing new research ideas through a conversation where everyone can be involved.

 

History

In 2012 Dr Michael Motskin and Dr Praveen Paul were two research scientists at Imperial College London. They started and organised an event called ‘Meet the Researchers’. It brought people affected by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis into their labs to show them the kind of research they do. It was inspirational for both visitors and researchers. They thought if people want to come into labs to meet scientists, why not bring the scientists out to the people? And so Pint of Science was born. In May 2013 they held the first Pint of Science festival in just three cities. It quickly took off around the world and now happens in nearly 400 cities. Read more here. Pint of Science received a Points of Light award by the Prime Minister in recognition of voluntary work and making a change in the community.

We are non-profit and ticket costs were introduced to ensure that we could become sustainable rather than a one-off. As well as our dedicated volunteers, Pint of Science relies on ticket money, donations, sponsors, and the universities and institutions involved to keep going. We’ve never received large grants or pots of money, we don’t even have an office. We’re built on the dedication, enthusiasm and commitment of all involved in organising and attending, as well as an occasional pint!

Locations and topics

full list of Pint of Science cities and countries can be found on our locations page. Our events broadly fall into the following topics:

  • Beautiful Mind – neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry
  • Atoms to Galaxies – physics, chemistry, maths, astronomy
  • Our Body – medicine, human biology, health
  • Planet Earth – geosciences, plant sciences, zoology
  • Tech Me Out – biotechnology, robotics, computers
  • Our Society – law, history, politics, policy, languages
  • Creative Reactions – art and science come together – click here for more info.

And in Cambridge there are speila topics RARE DISEASE and IMMUNOLOGY

 
RAREfest launch night: music, dance, talks

RAREfest launch night: music, dance, talks

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RAREfest18 is coming….Join us at the Guildhall on the Market Square in Cambridge for the launch of a brand new science, technology and arts festival for Cambridge! This #RAREfest18 launch event is an evening featuring powerful rare stories and talent expressed through both musical and dance performances…

Full line-up and information about this launch evening and the main RAREfest exhibition, films and talks event here.Tickets must be booked through Cambridge Live.

RAREfest18: Science, techology & arts exhibition

RAREfest18: Science, techology & arts exhibition

RAREfest18! A first-of-its kind rare disease inspired festival conceived and brought to you by Cambridge Rare Disease Network (CRDN).

In Cambridge people come out in their droves to be dazzled and captivated by the annual Science Festival, it’s Festival of Ideas, the treasured Literary Festival and new to the circuit, Brainfest. We figured you simply can’t have too many festivals and it’s about time we had one of our own.

 So, are you curious about the world? Are you fascinated by the wonders of medicine and science? Are you intrigued by how technology can make people’s lives better? Do you like to learn about other people’s lives and dispel some of the mystery? Then RAREfest18 is for you.

WHY ATTEND RAREfest18?

  • Free to attend, this 2 day festival is shaping up to be your winter highlight
  • Bring your friends, family and colleagues along to this exciting festival of hands-on science and technology exhibits, talks with experts and a rare film festival?
  • Don a lab coat and goggles, take a DNA taste test, peer down microscopes, play genetics games, meet actors and robots in the same room, test out virtual reality
  • Meet researchers, scientists, engineers, rare advocates and people involved in patient advocacy groups
  • Listen to talks with conference headsets, get involved, ask questions, dispel some of the myths

 

To find out more about Saturday’s exhibitors, speakers and films visit the Cambridge Rare Disease Network website where you’ll find more about the inspiration behind this new festival, meet the speakers, exhibitors and performers taking part, you can check out the short film showreel and meet the Cambridge Rare Disease Network team working behind the scenes. The full line-up is now available to view! You can also find information about our Cambridge Rarer Disease Network’s related RAREsilutions poster competition for schools. We have created 3 ‘Challenge Films’ which tell the story of a person affected by a rare condition who would like your help in creating a solution to an everyday problem they face. Can you help Vaila design a piece of fully accessible playground equipment for her daughter and all the other children in the village to enjoy? Or perhaps you can help Harsha design a device which would help her pull an airport trolley when she may also have her guide dog or cane to carry due to her rare form of blindness? The winning posters will be showcased at the exhibition.

RAREfest saturday line-up - click here to go to website

                    Exhibitions…what’s on?            Who’s talking about what?        Film showreel coming soon 

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Come and enjoy the whole RAREfest experience. Tickets are also available (and must pre-booked as this is a seated event) for the RAREfest launch evening event featuring rare speakers who have achieved incredible feats, rare musicians and our Cambridge Rare Disease Network children’s rare dance group, Unique Feet – a collective of 10 children with different rare conditions.

RAREfest Friday 30 Nov - tickets

This RAREfest18 launch evening opens the festival bringing people with rare conditions to the Cambridge Guildhall stage to make you smile, laugh, feel motivated to act and leave filled with a healthy curiosity about this little-known area of science and life. Arrive early and stay late to enjoy a drink and socialise.

Confirmed performers with more in the pipeline…  see the RAREfest website for more details and the full agenda with performer bios https://www.camraredisease.org/rarefest 

Places must be booked in advance. Get your free ticket through the Cambridge Live website here https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/tickets/events/rarefest-launch-event-2018

Adam Pearson, actor (Under the Skin)  award-winning documentary and tv presenter and campaigner for disability rights will be ‘in conversation’ with Dagmar Bennett, a sculptor who has collaborated with Adam to create a hyper-realistic bust of him to raise awareness and prompt discussion about face equality. Adam lives with a rare condition called Neurobromatosis type 1.

Adam Pearson actor and Dagmar bennett sculptor

RAREfest Friday 30 Nov speakers and musicians

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CRDN & NIHR Bioresource: Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture

CRDN & NIHR Bioresource: Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture

An evening jointly hosted by the NIHR BioResource for Translational Research and Cambridge Rare Disease Network

Doors open at 5.30pm. Talks are between 6.00pm and 7.30pm, followed by a drinks reception until 8.00pm.


The evening highlights Rare Disease Day and Rare Disease Research

Are you interested in Rare Disease research?

Do you want to find out more about the research taking place in Cambridge in the field of Rare Disease?

If the answer is yes then this evening lecture and networking opportunity will be of interest to you.

It will Include:

  • Hearing from speakers involved in rare disease research
  • A Q&A session with all the speakers
  • Connecting with other patients and carers
  • Meet organisations and industry with an interested in rare diseases
  • Refreshments will be provided before and after the lecture

With representatives from Rare Disease community, patients, charities and researchers the evening offers fantastic opportunities for networking and information sharing.


Speakers Include

Chair: Professor Patrick Chinnery, NIHR BioResource Co-Chair, Head of Department for Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge

Dr Jagtar Singh Nijjar, NIHR Clinical Lecturer Lecture in Rheumatology, University of Cambridge ‘Improving patient health care in CNO and SAPHO’

Dr Isabelle Delon, PhD, Clinical Scientist, EMEE Genomic Laboratory Next Generation Children Project which investigates the clinical utility of rapid whole genome sequencing for children in intensive care.

Dr Tomasz Matys, University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge

Dr James Thaventhiran, Consultant Clinical Immunologist, Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge ‘Whole Genome Sequencing for susceptibility to infectious disease, potential for patient benefits’

Q&A Facilitator: Dr Gemma Chandratillake, Course Director, ICE Genomic Medicine Programme, CRDN Trustee

Closing Remarks: Dr Nathalie Kingston, Director of NIHR BioResource for Translational Research


About Rare Disease Day

2019 marks the twelfth year that the internationally rare disease community will celebrate Rare Disease Day.

On 28 February 2019, people living with or affected by a rare disease, patient organisations, politicians, carers, medical professionals, researchers and industry will come together in solidarity to raise awareness of rare diseases. This year’s theme is ‘Bridging health and social care’.


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Getting to the Clinical School Map and Directions

Car parking is available at a discounted rate of £3.90 (the cheaper all day rate) in car park 1 only, this is the closest car park to the Clinical School.  The entrance to car park 1 is opposite the Cambridge Blood Centre.

On entering the car park take a ticket from the machine at the barrier, there are 750 spaces (63 disabled spaces). Take the exit on the ground floor walking towards the main hospital. At the end of the ramp (covered walk way) you’ll find the Clinical School’s entrance directly across the road.

On returning to your car, go to the customer service desk on the ground floor. Show the attendant your Eventbrite ticket and for £3.90 they will give you a replacement ticket to use when exiting the car park.

By Bus

Cambridge Biomedical campus is well connected from the city and nearby villages by bus. There are lots of buses to the campus (Bus A and Bus U stops close to the venue near Outpatients). For details visit http://www.cuh.nhs.uk/corporate-information/finding-us/public-transport

By Bicycle

There is parking for bicycles across from the Clinical School’s entrance and the outpatient area.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Georgina Norris via email: gan23@medschl.cam.ac.uk alternatively Tel: 01223 254608 or Jo Balfour via email: jo@camraredisease.org

Pint of Science 18: Researching the rare to understand and treat the common

Pint of Science 18: Researching the rare to understand and treat the common

Researching the rare to understand and treat the common. Why would researchers focus their efforts on a rare disease which affects so few? A rare disease affects less than 1 in 2000 so why dedicate your life to studying a disease affecting so few? Why not one of the big killers like cancer or malaria? Find out how rare disease research can provide valuable insights into common diseases, help us better understand the fundamentals of modern science and medicine, and lead to the development of life-saving drugs.

This event is now passed. To read the blog post about it head here https://www.camraredisease.org/pint-of-rare-science/

Cambridge Rare Disease Network
Find a cure

Can we turn back the clock on rare premature ageing diseases?

HealxDr Delphine Larrieu (Group Leader at Cambridge Institute of Medical Research)

Rare genetic premature ageing syndromes called progeria trigger the appearance of ageing signs in early childhood causing many changes to the body over time, including heart disease, bone changes, hair loss, joint and skin changes, and early death around 14 years old. Unfortunately, there is no current cure and therapies just improve the symptoms. Hear how Delphine’s team is tackling this and suggesting new treatments and how the lab’s work could also open up new perspectives into improving normal age-related pathologies.
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Everybody Hurts Sometimes…or do they?

Dr Mike Nahorski (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that affects 14 million people in England alone. But scientists think the have come a step closer to understanding it – by studying a rare group of people with congenital insensitivity to pain, who feel no pain at all. Cambridge University researchers have identified a faulty gene that seems to switch pain off in some people and it is hoped the discovery could lead to new treatments for those who live with pain every day.
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Creative Reactions

Elizabeth Fraser (Printmaking/graphic design)
Eri Ikuno (Illustrator)
As part of the Creative Reactions project, these artists will be presenting their artwork inspired by the research of speakers in this talk series. The artwork will also be on display at our Creative Reactions Exhibition at St Barnabas Church, 24 – 25 May.
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Rare Disease Innovation and Collaboration: CRDN at Health Horizons

Rare Disease Innovation and Collaboration: CRDN at Health Horizons

Cambridge Rare Disease Network brings a Rare Disease Innovation and Collaboration panel to Cambridge Biotech Week in Partnership with Global Innovation

Cambridge Rare Disease Network (CRDN) is hosting a Rare Disease panel as part of the new Cambridge Biotech Week Health Horizons Future Healthcare Forum.

Health Horizons Future Healthcare Forum is a high calibre, two-day conference focusing on the future of the healthcare industry. Created by the Global Innovation Forum.

CO-CREATING THE HEALTHCARE OF TOMORROW

Over the previous 20 years, we have seen a significant change in the healthcare industry. Small molecules have been pushed out of the blockbuster limelight by biologics. Decreasing sequencing cost has allowed more targeted R&D and the use of increasingly interdisciplinary data to influence prognosis has become standard practice. All of this points to a healthcare future with an increasingly personalized approach. But how will this future come together?

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RARE DISEASE: CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION AND DIVERGENT THINKING IN DEVELOPING THERAPIES. Are we on the cusp of a rare disease treatment revolution?

Delegates will hear from a range of experts in this field, each with a unique perspective on the future of healthcare, treatments and cures for those affected by rare diseases.

This CRDN session brings together stakeholders from research, industry, healthcare and patient groups who are at the heart of innovative breakthroughs in therapies and technology to share their expertise in co-creating healthcare today, and for the future. Hear a mix of inspirational and thought-provoking short talks and take part in a moderated discussion session.

* Prof Tim Cox – Prof of Medicine Emeritus & Director of Research, University of Cambridge  & CRDN trustee.  A clinician with a passion for solving the long and tortured business of drug discovery, development and approval for rare diseases

* Dr Tim Guilliams –  Co-founder & CEO, Healx Ltd, and Founder & trustee of CRDN. Accelerating treatments for rare diseases through AI

* Patricia Durao – Lewi – Co-founder, Cure & Action for Tay-Sachs (CATS) Foundation. Partnering in gene therapy clinical trial as a treatment for Tay- Sachs disease, Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC),  and inherited Cerebellar Ataxias

* Dr Rick Thompson – CEO, Findacure. Developing drug repurposing social impact bonds for rare diseases


Tickets purchased via CRDN for this rare disease session do not allow access to the main Health Horizons conference. For access to the Corn Exchange for the full Health Horizons experience and to access our rare disease session as part of this use 25% discount code HH25. Click here for the full agenda and here to discover more about Health Horizons.


One in 17 people will develop a rare disease at some point in their lives – that’s 3.5 million in the UK alone and 350 million globally. Most of these diseases manifest in early childhood and many are life-limiting conditions with 95% of 7000-8000 identified rare disease having no approved treatment.

The challenges are real, but not insurmountable.  We believe that innovation is key to driving development and collaboration between companies and key rare disease players, particularly expert patients,  will make that happen.

Decades of research into gene and cell therapies are now paying dividends with recent breakthroughs for conditions such as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), thalassemia, and rare eye diseases. More than 1,000 ongoing gene and cell therapy studies are in development and we hope to see some key regulatory approvals in 2019.  Approaches employing artificial intelligence are also advancing and accelerating therapies for rare diseases with drug repurposing in the spotlight as a faster, cheaper and more efficient way to treat conditions which have largely been forgotten. This CRDN session brings together stakeholders from research, industry, healthcare and patient groups who are at the heart of these innovative breakthroughs to share their expertise in co-creating healthcare today, and for the future.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The McCrum Lecture theatre is a Corpus Christi College gem; tucked away on Bene’t’ Street and just hidden behind the Eagle Pub, just a 2 minute walk from The Corn Exchange where the Health Horizons main event takes place. The nearest parking is at the Grand Arcade or Park St multi storey. Disabled badge holders can use any metered or disabled spaces on the surrounding streets. There are a few disabled spaces on Peashill opposite the tourist information office which is a minute walk away.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email jo@camraredisease.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Just bring your Eventbrite ticket email or give your name on the door.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes. Please transfer the ticket to another name via Eventbrite if you are unable to attend

CRDN RAREsummit19: Patients as Partners

CRDN RAREsummit19: Patients as Partners

CRDN RAREsummit19 is a 1 day summit focusing on patient centricity in rare diseases – mastery, opportunities and trends in the drug development process, healthcare and assistive technologies. View the full RAREsummit webpages here 

Join 250 attendees, 26 speakers and 32 exhibitors to discuss which are the most pertinent challenges and innovative solutions in ensuring patients are valued and essential partners. A highlight of the rare disease calendar – can you afford to miss out?


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CRDN RAREsummit19: What if we could revolutionise the rare disease landscape? 

What if we were able to share information with the power to revolutionise the current rare disease landscape? What if we could provide solutions to patients now, answering their pressing questions about their disease, care, and treatment? What if we could ensure that patients and advocates played an equal and vital role in the development of drugs, assistive technologies, and healthcare?

Rare disease patients and their families are tired of waiting for answers and the slow pace of change. They want to be involved and share their lived experiences to help companies, researchers and healthcare professionals find answers and solutions. Hear from,  learn from and engage in cross-sector activities with a range of stakeholders: patients; patient advocacy groups; researchers; health care professionals and companies who are leading the way in pioneering partnerships to accelerate change.

Join us at the Wellcome Genome Campus: a hub of life-changing science. We think it’s the perfect venue to make progress for rare diseases.

 THE HACKATHON CHALLENGE – Priorities for the UK Rare Disease Strategy

The day will culminate in a  ‘hackathon’ activity.  So what’s a hackathon? In a nutshell, cross-sector delegate teams will work together to explore what matters to you and what matters the most. “We need a national debate on rare diseases to offer the best possible care”.

Cambridge Rare Disease Network welcomes Baroness Nicola Blackwood to deliver a speech to usher in our cross-sector hackathon “What matters to you. What matters most?” The minister, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care, recently said “I want to lead a national conversation on rare diseases, and how we care better for people. We want to talk to staff, patients, experts and researchers…to capture views on the big strategic issues that affect you.”

At CRDN RAREsummit19’s hackathon we’ll be giving delegates the opportunity, in cross-sector teams, to ‘identify common themes and proposals to help develop the vision for a post-2020 rare disease framework’. Your thoughts and priorities will be shared with the Minister as a report following. Will you be there to have your say?

Selected teams will have the opportunity to pitch their idea on stage.  We aim for delegates to be inspired to develop this cross-sector approach with patients as equal and vital partners.


NETWORKING and COLLABORATION – Building your rare disease community

During an extended lunch, delegates enjoy networking and browsing charity, healthcare and company stands and a patient journey poster exhibition. For our summit 2017, 52 patient journey posters were created by various rare disease patient groups and individuals. Some of these will be displayed along with a new collection.

The day will close with a complimentary drinks and canapes reception where delegates can enjoy networking, reflecting on their day and developing partnerships for the future.


CRDN RAREsummit19 AGENDA and SPEAKERS 

For the full agenda see here https://camraredisease.org/raresummit19-agenda/

To browse speaker profiles https://camraredisease.org/raresummit19-speakers/

A selection of the 26 confirmed speakers


WHY ATTEND CRDN RAREsummit19? Learn something new, be inspired, meet people, add value, collaborate

Build your network with 300 biotechnology, pharma and  startup leaders, patients and patient group CEOs, healthcare professionals, researchers and students assembling  to address key issues to enabling and promoting collaborative working to improve the rare disease patient journey

Hear from, and put questions to, key opinion leaders through Q+A and event technology

Take part in cross-sector activities

Hold crucial discussions with potential partners from local and global arenas

Expand your knowledge and keep abreast of opportunities and trends in the drug development process, healthcare innovation and disruptive technologies in the rapidly evolving rare disease landscape

Join us at the Wellcome Genome Campus; a hub of life-changing science, we think it’s the perfect venue to make progress for rare disease


We are proud of our forward-thinking and unique events which provide a forum for all stakeholders to learn, interact and collaborate, but don’t just take our word for it…

Cambridge Rare Disease Network - CRDN RAREsummit19: Patients as Partners 13I attend several rare disease meetings every year and the summit had the most interesting programme that I’ve seen in a long time. The key for me was the authenticity and passion that we got from the speakers, both from the patients and the scientists.  Anna M, NFP scientific officer, CRDN Summit 17 

A highlight of the Orphan calendar. Up there with Bio. Richard I, industry professional, CRDN RAREsummit 17

Cambridge Rare Disease Network delivered a lot on a tight budget, which was particularly impressive. It was fantastic that new working collaborations were formed from the meeting. Communique Awards for excellence in healthcare communications 2018 judging panel – Finalist

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CRDN RAREsummit19 TICKETS

If you have attended our events previously, you’ll notice that we have changed our pricing structure for CRDN RAREsummit19. Our aim is to provide more equitable and accessible options for all. CRDN is a registered charity which relies on revenue from selected events and sponsorship of these events to be able to provide attendees with a high-quality experience. Please respect the ‘honesty box’ ethos of this system when selecting your ticket band. If you’re unsure which ticket to choose, perhaps you have different roles, then kindly contact jo@camraredisease.org for guidance. Thanks for your support

National Cancer Research Institute: Dragons Den 2020

National Cancer Research Institute: Dragons Den 2020

National Cancer Research Institute: Dragons Den 2020

Programme stream(s): Early detection / diagnosis and prognosis , Living with and beyond cancer , Prevention , Treatment

Dragon’s Den Programme session type(s): NCRI session

Chair: Emma Kinloch, NCRI Consumer Forum Lead
The Dragons’ Den session is an opportunity for researchers to meet with a group of patients and carers, experienced with cancer research. They will offer their advice and input to any aspect of your research, in an informal setting.
This session is led by members of the NCRI Consumer Forum – the friendliest and most helpful Dragons you will ever meet.

To host a table, please fill-in the application form before Monday 23 September:

Form for completion https://www.ncri.org.uk/dragons-den/

For more information please contact our Research Involvement Officer, Liane Hazell at liane.hazell@ncri.org.uk

The Dragons’ den offers practical on-the-spot help and advice for researchers seeking patients and carers’ input to their study proposal, at any stage of the research process. The Dragons will provide advice on the design, approval, funding and delivery of research studies, as well as adding quality to the research itself, and disseminating the results.

This session will:

1. Offer researchers input from patients and carers on their study proposal, or their views on ideas being formulated.

2. Allow researchers to gain experience in presenting their research idea to a lay audience and facilitate discussions about their research.

3. Offer researchers the opportunity to engage and involve patients and carers more effectively and productively in future, and offer patients and carers the opportunity to support research more effectively and productively.

Vasculitis Support Group Event 4 Feb 2020: Cambridgeshire (and surrounding areas)

Vasculitis Support Group Event 4 Feb 2020: Cambridgeshire (and surrounding areas)

VASCULITIS SUPPORT GROUP PROGRAMME

WHEN does the Vasculitis Group Cambs event take place?

4 Feb 2020 at the Holiday Inn

Dr. Padmalal Gurugama, Addenbrookes Immunology Department.
Understanding the Immune System and how the Immunology Department supports Vasculitis patients.

Jane Edwards – My Story. Learning to live behind my smile, the response to telling my story.
Jane will reflect on her experiences of living with and writing about her chronic vasculitis.

Talking About – Neuropathy.
Lots of people were interested in neuropathy at the last meeting, so this is a chance to share experiences.

OTHER DETAILS about the Cambridgeshire Vasculitis support group event

Vasculitis patients, families and friends welcome.
PLEASE NOTE: Booking essential.

The cost is £12.50 p.p. to cover a sandwich lunch, hot drinks and hire of the facilities.

Please email cambsvsg@gmail.com to book and you’ll be sent payment details.

For further info https://www.vasculitis.org.uk/events/cambridgeshire-support-group https://www.vasculitis.org.uk/about

For details for local groups https://www.vasculitis.org.uk/about/find-a-local-group

Genomics of Rare Disease

Genomics of Rare Disease

Exploring how genomic research translates into clinical care and informs our understanding of the biology of rare disease

We are pleased to announce the 14th in our series of meetings on rare disease, which will present an exciting blend of genomic science and clinical medicine. This conference will explore how cutting-edge genomic research translates into clinical care and informs our understanding of the biology of rare disease.

The programme features the latest findings related to the genomic basis of rare diseases, providing powerful insights into human biology, disease mechanisms and therapeutic approaches. As genomic sequencing becomes more available in the hospital setting, we also examine the opportunities and challenges for clinical practice.

This year’s meeting will focus on large-scale whole genome sequencing studies that impact on our understanding of rare diseases. There will also be the opportunity for bioinformaticians working in this area to showcase the innovative tools that they have developed. We will also include sessions exploring regulatory regions beyond the coding regions of the genome, and explore the new therapeutic approaches to rare diseases.

This conference provides an excellent multi-disciplinary forum for clinicians (consultants and trainees), research and clinical scientists, bioinformaticians and technology developers interested in understanding the impact of recent advances in genomics and technology on the care of patients with rare diseases.

Rare Film Festival 2020

Rare Film Festival 2020

Awards Ceremony – Rare Film Festival 2020

Rare Disease UK is hosting the UK’s first ever film festival fully dedicated to raising awareness of rare diseases. We invited charities, companies, independent film-makers, students and individuals to submit short films around the theme of rare disease. Our judging panel will choose the most innovative, inspiring and powerful films and announce the winners at this glamorous event in Regent Street Cinema in Central London.

What’s happening at Rare Film Festival?

This is an exclusive event in celebration of Rare Disease 2020. We have invited representatives of all major stakeholders of rare disease community. You can expect a lot of charities, rare disease patients and patient advocates, researchers, healthcare professionals, film-making professionals, pharma and biotech companies, healthcare communication agencies, film production professionals and individual supporters. The doors will open at 18:30, giving everyone plenty of time to network and enjoy a welcome drink and some canapes. The Awards Ceremony will start at 19:30.

Who is taking part?

  • – Aspiring Filmmakers – anyone interested in film and film production – students, film amateurs, independent professionals.
  • – Patient Organisations – charities supporting the cause of a rare condition(s).
  • – Voluntary Organisations – non registered, small patient groups supporting the cause of a rare condition(s).
  • – Digital and PR agencies that have or wish to create a film in collaboration with a rare disease charity.
  • – Companies that have, or wish to create a film in collaboration with a rare disease charity.

Did you know?

Rare Disease Day is a global event that aims to raise awareness of rare diseases. It is officially held on the last day of February each year, and recognised in over 90 countries worldwide.

Individually rare diseases are uncommon but collectively they affect many people. In the UK it is estimated that 3.5 million people will be affected by a rare disease at some point in their lives, that is equivalent to 1 in 17.

There are between 6,000 and 8,000 known rare diseases and around five new rare diseases are described in medical literature each week.

Unfortunately, the reality of rare disease patients is challenging, many experience delays in getting an accurate diagnosis, receive poorly coordinated care and face difficulties accessing appropriate information.

If you wish to learn more about the Rare Disease Day and read some of the patient stories, visit our dedicated website by clicking here.

 

The unusual suspects: Rare diseases in everyday medicine

The unusual suspects: Rare diseases in everyday medicine

The unusual suspects: Rare diseases in everyday medicine

M4RD and the RSM will bring together a faculty of top speakers to explore how rare diseases are relevant in everyday clinical medicine.

With over 7000 rare diseases, medical education in this area presents a major challenge. A hand-full of rare conditions may be included in specialty-specific education however broader coverage of ‘rare disease’ is minimal. This is despite 3.5 million people in the UK living with a rare disease – making rare diseases collectively common. This is the only meeting of its kind specifically targeting medical professionals to teach them about the broad concepts of rare disease and offering pragmatic advice about how to diagnose and manage rare diseases in everyday medicine.

Who’s speaking at ‘The unusual suspects: Rare diseases in everyday medicine?’

At this unique conference, Dr Richard Scott, Clinical Lead for Rare Disease at Genomics England, will talk you through the application of new genetic technology to facilitate diagnosis and the use of genomics in everyday medicine.

Ms Sarah Lippett, author of “A Puff Of Smoke: Growing up with an undiagnosed illness”, will share her experience as a patient living with a rare disease and the path to diagnosis, and renowned clinicians will give delegates an understanding of the role of the generalist doctor in rare diseases.

Learning objectives:

  • Rare diseases in primary care
  • Genomics in mainstream medicine
  • A Puff of Smoke – growing up with an undiagnosed rare condition
  • Drug repurposing in rare diseases
  • The role of advocates in supporting patients and doctors

“This conference will empower me to consider rare diseases in the future when making a diagnosis, and not shy away from them because of a lack of understanding or knowledge of the specific disease.” 
– Feedback from 2019 Delegate 

“It was a fantastic day and I couldn’t fault any of the speakers. It’s rare that in a one day training course all content is engaging yet this event definitely managed it!” – Feedback from 2019 Delegate

Join in the conversation online using #M4RD2020
Follow us on Twitter: @RoySocMed and @M4RareDiseases

 

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Alexion and Sobi
Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 18 February 2020.

Member

RSM Trainee RSM Student
£30.00 £20.00

Key speakers

Dr Richard Scott

Dr Richard Scott

Clinical Lead for Rare Disease at Genomics England and Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Great Ormond Street Hospital

 Speaker’s biography
Sarah Lippett

Sarah Lippett

Artist, author and lecturer.

 Speaker’s biography
Dr Will Evans

Dr Will Evans

Will is a GP in Leeds, a National Institute for Health Research Practice Fellow at the University of Nottingham and Chair of Niemann Pick Disease Group

 Speaker’s biography
Dr Rick Thomson

Dr Rick Thompson

Chief Executive Officer at Findacure

Agenda

Registration, tea and coffee

Welcome and introduction

Dr Lucy McKay, Chief Executive Officer, Medics for Rare Diseases

Rare diseases in general practice

Dr Will Evans, GP Oakwood surgery Leeds, National Institute for Health Research, Practice Fellow, University of Nottingham and Chairman Niemann Pick Disease Group

A Puff Of Smoke: Growing up with an undiagnosed illness

Ms Sarah Lippett, Artist, Author and Lecturer

Tea and coffee break

Reducing the diagnostic odyssey in rare diseases

Dr Richard Scott, Clinical Lead for Rare Disease, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Genomics England

Medical student winner of Student Voice Essay 2018

Ms Anna-Lucia Koerling, University of Cambridge

Drug repurposing in rare diseases

Dr Rick Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Findacure

How the lived experience improves clinical practice in rare disease

Dr Alexandra Downes and Ms Karen Harrison, Alex The Leukodystrophy Charity

Questions and answers

Close of meeting

Drinks reception

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

RCPCH 2020: Rare diseases in children – Collaborating and innovating for rapid progress

RCPCH 2020: Rare diseases in children – Collaborating and innovating for rapid progress

RCPCH Conference April 2020

RCPCH – Rare diseases in children: Collaborating and innovating for rapid progress – Symposium

The BPSU in collaboration with Medics 4 Rares Diseases, Cambridge Rare Disease Network, Findacure and Rare Revolution Magazine will be hosting a half-day symposium at RCPCH Conference and exhibition 2020. This is session will focus on rare disease – an area of medicine where innovation is making a real-life difference to the patient population and their families.
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Date:  – 
Time:  – 
Location

AAC Liverpool
King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool
Kings Dock Street
Liverpool
L3 4FP
United Kingdom

Spaces available

How to book for the RCPCH conference

This event takes place on day 2 of RCPCH Conference and exhibition 2020, which takes place from 28 to 30 April. You can book your place at Conference, and join this event.

More about RCPCH Conference and how to register

RCPCH Rare Disease: Session overview

The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit in collaboration with Medics 4 Rare DiseasesCambridge Rare Disease NetworkFindacure and Rare Revolution Magazine present this half-day symposium at the RCPCH annual conference 2020.

This session will focus on rare disease – an area of medicine where innovation is making a real-life difference to the patient population and their families. It is targeted at all medical professionals because, thanks to innovation, rare disease is no longer just the domain of the super-specialist. Attendees will get a broad overview from how rare diseases are relevant to everyday clinical practice to how artificial intelligence is improving the diagnostic pathways.

It will be a chance to engage with patients, advocates and medical professionals who all work tirelessly to improve the outcomes for children living with a rare disease in the UK.

Programme (subject to change)

15:00 The health impact of rare diseases and the BPSU – Dr Shamez Ladhani, BPSU Chair

15:15 Gaucher’s and me: growing up with a rare disease – Maddie Collin, young person diagnosed with Type 3 Gaucher’s

15:30 How advocacy changes clinical practice: the AKU story – Dr Nick Sireau & Professor Lakshminarayan Ranganath, AKU Society

15:50 Lupus: understanding how children with a rare multi-system disease access care – Dr Hanna Lythgoe, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

16:05 Interim findings of the first national surveillance of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – Dr Kathryn Johnson, Leeds General Infirmary

16:20 Tea break

16:45 Behçet’s syndrome: delivering a multi-disciplinary service – Dr Clare Pain, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

17:05 Whole genome sequence analysis in PICU and NICU: a paradigm shift in clinical care – Professor Lucy Raymond, University of Cambridge

17:20 Doctors as rare disease teachers – Dr Lucy McKay, Medics 4 Rare Diseases

17:35 Q & A Richard Lynn, BPSU Scientific Coordinator

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Findacure: ‘Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases’ conference 2020

Findacure: ‘Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases’ conference 2020

Findacure: ‘Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases’ conference 2020

Findacure is a UK charity building the rare disease community to drive research and develop treatments. They exist to transform the world’s understanding of rare diseases and the devastating impact they have on people’s lives.

10:00 – 18:00, 24th February 2020

America Square Conference Centre, London

Findacure’s Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference, now in its seventh year, showcases excellence in the development of repurposed drugs for rare disease patients.

Held annually in recognition of Rare Disease Day, the conference shares groundbreaking drug repurposing projects, highlights the potential for patient group-led innovation, and emphasises repurposing as a valid business model for orphan drug development.

Featuring speakers from across the rare disease spectrum, with patient representatives sharing an equal platform with professors, pharmaceutical executives, and regulatory experts – Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases promises a day of inclusivity where everyone can learn something new.

We pride ourselves on our friendly, engaged and collaborative atmosphere – if you care about rare, this is the event for you!

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At Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases 2020 you can expect?

We are building a diverse and inclusive rare disease community that works together to solve the common issues facing the world’s rare disease patients.

Through attending our conference, you will find an audience encompassing the pharmaceutical industry, patient groups, clinicians, charities, academic researchers, biotech companies, consultancies, and policymakers. All are brought together to highlight progress in the field of rare diseases and spark new collaborations.

  • A programme of talks delivered by experts from across the rare disease community.
  • Examples of projects that are breaking new ground in the field of drug repurposing.
  • A positive and collaborative atmosphere, with a focus on putting the patient at the heart of  research.
  • A quick-fire lightning talk round, allowing delegates to propose and share their own stories.
  • Dedicated time to network with an audience of over 100 delegates who share an interest in the rare disease repurposing space.
  • Your chance to pose questions to our panel of speakers, and instigate discussion on some of the most pressing topics in the field of rare disease repurposing.

For more information about Findacure’s Drug Repurposing Conference

Drug Repurposing Conference (mini site home)

Programme

We pride ourselves on producing a diverse programme that delivers something for everyone, and ensures our audience has every opportunity to consider drug repurposing from different perspectives. With talks from industry, academia, patient groups, and of course, rare disease patients themselves, Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases welcomes everyone with a place in the rare disease community.

The 2020 programme is no exception. This year, we are thrilled to highlight a new drug repurposing trial for stone-man syndrome (FOP) run out of Oxford University, delve into a multi-disease clinical trial, and hear the thoughts of NICE on the challenges and opportunities of reimbursement for repurposed drugs.

We also have the return of our annual lightning talk session, giving delegates the chance to take the stage and share their work with our community.

“Rare Diseases, Leaving no one Behind” – a rare photo expo honouring life with a rare disease

“Rare Diseases, Leaving no one Behind” – a rare photo expo honouring life with a rare disease

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Hosted at the United Nations on the margins of the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council, the exhibit is made possible thanks to the invaluable support of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus and the Permanent Mission of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

Exposition opens 25 February 2020 at 12.30
United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
Palais des Nations, Building E, Main Entrance

Opening Ceremony – Speakers

  • H.E. Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
  • H.E Mrs. Damares Alves, Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights of Brazil .
  • Mrs. Katia Kyriacou, President, Pancyprian Association of Rare Genetic Diseases “Unique Smiles”
  • Mrs. Rachel Yang, Member of the Council of Rare Diseases International
  • Mr. Aldo Soligno, photographer of the Rare Lives Photo Project
  • Ms. Anastasia Semaan, Youth Ambassador of “Unique Smiles” and Member of European Patient Forum Youth Group

After the opening ceremony, Brazilian finger food and Cypriot wine will be served

The expo is open to the public on 25 February until 6 March 2020. It showcases two photographic projects, supported by two patient associations in Italy and Cyprus.

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES is a photographic project that portrays the resilience, dreams and aspirations of people living with a rare disease.

The project is a collaboration between world-class photojournalist Petros Petrides and Unique Smiles a Cyprian civil society organisation that represents patients and families affected by 167 rare genetic disorders.

RARE LIVES is a 5-year photographic journey into the world of rare diseases involving 70 families and crossing 7 European countries. The collection goes beyond the data and socio-health services to shed light on the bravery, strength and adaptability of those living with a rare pathology, whatever their context.

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The initiative is the outcome of a collaboration with award-winning photographer Aldo Soligno; his agency, ECHO Photojournalism; and UNIAMO-Rare Diseases Italy, the Italian Federation of Rare Disease patient associations.

As part of Rare Disease Day 2020, we welcome the rare disease community to an event celebrating the human face of rare diseases and portraying the common experience of patients and families living with a disease.

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Rare Disease Day 2020

Rare Disease Day 2020

Please note that the event is currently fully booked. If you wish to attend this event, please join the waiting list by emailing tasterdays@royalholloway.ac.uk.

Rare Disease Day 2020 at Royal Holloway

Rare Disease Day is an international day celebrated in over 100 countries to raise awareness amongst the general public, the clinical community, and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on people affected and their families. At Royal Holloway we have celebrated the day since 2011 by inviting sixth form, college and secondary school students, and members of the public to attend lectures, an exhibition and to get hands-on experience in our labs. 2020 will be our 10th year of celebrating this special day – we hope you’ll be able to join us!

If you would like to attend Rare Disease Day please register and book a place. If you have any specific questions, or are a local network and wish to get involved, please email organiser Professor Rafael.Yanez@royalholloway.ac.uk. Visit our Rare Disease Day webpage for more information.

Rare Disease Day 2020 – Westminster Reception

Rare Disease Day 2020 – Westminster Reception

Join Rare Disease UK for our annual Rare Disease Day 2020 Westminster Reception.

Rare Disease UK is the national campaign for people with rare diseases and all who support them.

Speakers include:

Baroness Blackwood, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Life Science

Dr Jayne Spink, Chair of Rare Disease UK and Chief Executive of Genetic Alliance UK

– Amanda Brodie, a patient affected by Cushing’s disease

Further information will be announced in due course.

For more information, you can contact Genetic Alliance UK’s Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Sophie Peet – sophie.peet@geneticalliance.org.uk.

Please note that if you are unable to attend, you must cancel your ticket 48 hours before the event.

 

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day is an annual event, recognised by countries around the world that aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, and their impact on patients.

Rare Disease UK will be hosting our annual receptions at the Senedd in Cardiff, the House of Commons in London and in the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood.

Rare disease patients and their families are invited to join politicians and other stakeholders in the rare disease community to mark Rare Disease Day 2020.

Details of the events and links to our Eventbrite pages are below. Please be aware that places are limited for all of these events.

Other Rare Disease UK  Events for Rare Disease Day 2020

Rare Disease Day 2020 Senedd Reception

Tuesday 25 February 2020 18:00 – 20:00

The Neuadd/Oriel, The Senedd, Cardiff Bay Link Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 4PZ

Speakers include:

– Angela Burns AM, Chair of CPG for Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

– Dr Graham Shortland, Medical Director for Cardiff and Vale UHB and Chair of the Rare Disease Implementation Group

– Sioned Lewis, a patient affected by a rare pituitary condition

– Dr Jayne Spink, Chair of Rare Disease UK and Chief Executive of Genetic Alliance UK

For more information, you can contact Genetic Alliance UK’s Policy & Engagement Manager for Wales, Emma Hughes at emma@geneticalliance.org.uk.

Rare Disease Day 2020 – Holyrood Reception

Wednesday 4 March 2020 18:00 – 20:00,

Members’ Room, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH8 8BS

Speakers include:

– Bob Doris MSP, Chair, Cross Party Group on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

– Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing

– Dr Jayne Spink, Chair, Rare Disease UK and Chief Executive of Genetic Alliance UK

For more information, you can contact Genetic Alliance UK’s Policy & Engagement Manager for Scotland, Natalie Frankish at natalie@geneticalliance.org.uk.

Invite your Representative

You can also invite your Assembly Member (AM), Member of Parliament (MP) or Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) to attend. Telling your representative about issues that affect you can be a powerful way to make change and influence decisions about rare diseases. We have put together a letter template to help you write to your MP, AM or MSP ahead of the receptions to raise awareness about rare diseases and tell them about how they can support people with rare conditions in parliament.

AM Letter Template

MP Letter Template

MSP Letter Template

Please let sophie.peet@geneticalliance.org.uk know if you contact your representative so we can keep track of potential attendees, and liaise with their offices.

Same But Different: Coffee & Share for Rare Disease Day

Same But Different: Coffee & Share for Rare Disease Day

Same But Different CIC invites you to coffee and share

Join us for coffee and cake in a relaxed environment for those affected by rare diseases, to share information and support one another

Coffee & Share

If you or someone you care for is affected by a rare disease, please come along to meet up with others, share information, support one another or simply to have a coffee & cake. We will also be joined by a member of ASNEW Advocacy.

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If you have any questions, please email gill@samebutdifferentcic.org.uk or call 01352 757007. We look forward to seeing you there

For more info about Same But Different CIC https://www.samebutdifferentcic.org.uk/about
Cambridge Rare Disease Day Rare-i-Tea Party 29 Feb 2020

Cambridge Rare Disease Day Rare-i-Tea Party 29 Feb 2020

Celebrate International Rare Disease Day with families and friends at CRDN’s RARE-i-tea party!

Cambridge Rare Disease Network (CRDN) invite you to join us for tea and cakes in celebration of this year’s extra rare Rare Disease Day which falls in a leap year on 29th Feb 2020.

We’re delighted to be holding this friends and families event at the wonderful premises of Cambridge charity, Rowan Humberstone, which supports adults with disabilities through art and creation activities.

Get your FREE tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cambridge-rare-disease-day-rare-i-tea-party-tickets-91776023557

WHO IS THE EVENT FOR?

Everyone! This is a public event, open to all – children, families, those affected by rare disease and those working with them, students, company representatives, scientists, healthcare professionals, friends of CRDN. All welcome.

WHAT’S ON?

There will be tea, coffee, soft drinks and cakes for sale.

Children can help us create a Rare Disease Day handprint collage in the art room or have their face painted!

There’ll be information stands and some fun science games

Take time out to watch some rare disease inspired short films from our RAREfest18 event on a showreel

GETTING THERE & PARKING

Rowan Humberstone is set on a residential street sandwiched between Elizabeth Way Bridge and Chesterton Road. There is a residents parking scheme in the street but blue badge parking is fine and there is one disabled parking space outside the venue. At either end of Humberstone Rd there are metered parking places (metered until 5pm 50p per 30 mins).

If cycling or walking from town, Rowan is just over the Cutter Ferry Bridge from Midsummer Common and there are cycle racks outside. There are buses every 10 mins along Chesterton Road, a short walk away. See the map below to get your bearings.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Entrance is free although we encourage attendees to make an appropriate donation to help cover our venue and staffing costs. Refreshments will be on sale so please bring cash.

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For more info on Rare Disease day see the official website https://www.rarediseaseday.org/

WHAT IS RARE DISEASE DAY?

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. The campaign targets primarily the general public and also seeks to raise awareness amongst policy makers, public authorities, industry representatives, researchers, health professionals and anyone who has a genuine interest in rare diseases.

WHY MARK RARE DISEASE DAY?

Building awareness of rare diseases is so important because 1 in 20 people will live with a rare disease at some point  in their life. Despite this, there is no cure for the majority of rare diseases and many go undiagnosed. Rare Disease Day improves knowledge amongst the general public of rare diseases while encouraging researchers and decision makers to address the needs of those living with rare diseases.

WHO GETS INVOLVED IN RARE DISEASE DAY?

Rare Disease Day events are down to hundreds of patient organisations all over the world who work on a local and national level to raise awareness for the rare disease community in their countries.  Since Rare Disease Day was first launched by EURORDIS and its Council of National Alliances in 2008, thousands of events have taken place throughout the world reaching hundreds of thousands of people and resulting in a great deal of media coverage. We especially thank our official Rare Disease Day partners, the National Alliances. These are umbrella organisations who group together several rare disease organisations in a given country or region. Click on a logo of one of the National Alliances to go to their website.

WHERE IS RARE DISEASE DAY CELEBRATED?

The campaign started as a European event and has progressively become a world phenomenon, with the USA joining in 2009 and participation in over 100 countries all over the world in 2019. It’s hoped even more will join in 2020. Some countries have decided to raise rare disease awareness further, for example, Spain declared 2013 as the National Year for Rare Diseases.

WHEN DOES RARE DISEASE DAY TAKE PLACE?

The first Rare Disease Day was celebrated in 2008 on 29 February, a ‘rare’ date that happens only once every four years. Ever since then, Rare Disease Day has taken place on the last day of February, a month known for having a ‘rare’ number of days.

At rarediseaseday.org you can find information about the thousands of events happening around the world on the last day of February. If you are planning an event, register your event details on the Post your Event page to get your event listed on the site!

Endocrine neoplasia: a path less travelled?

Endocrine neoplasia: a path less travelled?

Endocrine cancer? A fascinating talk, something different for a change. Dr Ruth Casey will tell us all about “The study of sporadic and hereditary endocrine neoplasia: a path less travelled?”

This is an event jointly organised by OncSoc and Students 4 Rare Diseases, Cambridge. Not to be missed if you are interested in endocrinology, rare diseases, or cancer!

Dr Casey is a Consultant Endocrinologist at CUHNHSFT and holds a post which not only encompasses management of endocrine cancer, but includes protected time to undertake independent and collaborative research. Ongoing and future projects include advancing diagnosis and management of SDH-deficient GIST and paragangliomas and identifying potential therapeutic targets in these tumours using a multi omics approach.

Desmoid Fibromatosis Patient Conference

Desmoid Fibromatosis Patient Conference

The Desmoid Fibromatosis Patient Conference promises to be an informative & educational day for all.

This event, the very first, for U.K based Desmoid type fibromatosis patients, promises to be an informative and educational day for all.

The day will offer patients a rare oppurtunity to meet and network with fellow patients & carers, while also having the oppurtunity to learn and educate themselves via some of the top names in Desmoid Tumour’s.

For many this will be the first time meeting a fellow patient face to face, something we feel is very important in breaking the isolation of this rare disease. Due the packed agenda planned we will have an hour dedicated to patient networking at the end of the day. This will likely fill the 4 – 5pm slot.

Our main speaker on the day will be Dr Palma Dileo, based at UCLH London. Dr Dileo will be presenting a past/present/future of desmoid’s. This promises to be an informative and enlightening presentation due to the sheer lack of knowledge among patients & carers at present, caused mainly by a lack of information available to them!

Dr Dileo shows a clear passion for her work with desmoid patients and attends many events & conferences each year to keep up to date and informed on what’s happening across the world for Desmoid Fibromatosis patients. She also works closely with the Desmoid Tumour Research Foundation among other organisations.

Also speaking on the day will be oncology physiotherapist Lucy Dean from The Royal Marsden, London. Lucy works closely with the fibromatosis clinic set up at the Royal Marsden earlier this year. She will be sharing information about the new clinic and explaing some of what goes on there.

Other speakers on the day will also include

A surgeon, pain management consultant, researcher and macmillan benifits advisor.

We will release full deatils of these and the agenda nearer the time.

There will also be information stands displaying information and offering advice during breaks.

Sarcoma UK & Genetic Alliance UK will be among these stands. We also hope to have a prosthetic stand too. Again more details of stands will be available as we confirm them.

This day will mark a monumental moment for DF patients here in the U.K, who, until now, have felt very alone and isolated with this extremely rare & incurable diagnosis of a Desmoid Tumour. Our hope is that this will be the first of many events aimed at supporting patients and carers. Enabling them to learn how to live with and beyond their diagnosis of Desmoid type Fibromatosis tumour.

Patients can follow updates via our facebook support group Desmoid United UK.

ADPKD Information & Support Day – Oxford

ADPKD Information & Support Day – Oxford

ADPKD Information & Support Day

Hosted by renal consultant, Dr Thomas Connor

At Hawkwell House, Iffley village, Oxford, OX4 4DZ

  • Learn more about ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease) and the latest research
  • Put your questions to the medical experts
  • Share your experiences with others

Free to attend and everyone welcome – patients, families and carers.

Talks on:

  • The Basics of ADPKD
  • Genetics
  • ADPKD and Children
  • Diet and Lifestyle
  • Research
  • Transplantation
  • Psychological impact of chronic disease

Lunch and refreshments included.

There is no charge, but a donation is always welcome.

Phone 0300 111 1234 or email info@pkdcharity.org.uk if you have any questions

Patient/Researcher Focus Day – Saturday March 7th, Manchester

Patient/Researcher Focus Day – Saturday March 7th, Manchester

To facilitate patient and supporter input into our strategy and research focus, we are holding a focus day in Manchester. Taking into account the patient view allows for better trials, clearer direction and in turn facilitates enhanced patient engagement and outcomes.

Spaces are limited. Please email hello@salivaryglandcancer.uk if you are interested in attending.

Research and Rare Conditions Conference

Research and Rare Conditions Conference

Genetic Alliance UK and NHS Research Scotland – Research and Rare Conditions Conference

Genetic Alliance UK, with the support of NHS Research Scotland, are delighted to announce that registration for the Research and Rare Conditions Conference is now open.

The conference, to be held at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh on Monday 9 March 2020, will be an opportunity for those interested in research and rare conditions to hear from a range of expert speakers and participate in facilitated discussions to inform the future of rare disease research policy.

We are delighted that Professor David Crossman, Chief Scientist for Health in Scotland, will attend to provide the keynote address.

There will four themed sessions on the following topics:

– Registries and the value of data collection

– Reducing the diagnostic odyssey

– Involving patients in clinical research

– Innovation and treatment

In addition, we are pleased offer ‘Soapbox Sessions’ to attendees – these are three minute speaking slots for those wishing to share their experiences of research or their priorities for research policy. If you would be interested in providing a soapbox session, please contact natalie@geneticalliance.org.uk

Molecular and metabolic dissection of a rare tumour

Molecular and metabolic dissection of a rare tumour

Gastrointestinal stroma tumours are diverse in many aspects. Dr Olivier Giger and team, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, perform a morphological, molecular and metabolic dissection of these tumours and tell the award winning story of interaction between a patient group, clinicians and scientists here in Cambridge.

Accessibility information: https://www.accessable.co.uk/university-of-cambridge/downing-site/access-guides/department-of-pathology-pathology-building

UK Pharmacogenetics & Stratified Medicine Network Open Meeting 2020

UK Pharmacogenetics & Stratified Medicine Network Open Meeting 2020

The Pharmacogenetics & Stratified Medicine Network is pleased to announce our 7th Annual Open Meeting.

Once again we have some excellent speakers with Sir John Bell and Dame Sue Hill providing keynote addresses. Charles Swanton will highlight how precision medicine in cancer is moving forward and this year there will be sessions on the latest advances in gene based therapies and rare diseases. Early career researchers will present their cutting edge work, and a patient will give an insight of their experience of genomic medicine.

The meeting attracts leading representatives from academia, healthcare and industry sectors, regulators, and patients, so is an ideal opportunity to forge multidisciplinary network partnerships.

Each year the meeting is a sell-out and all proceeds from the event go to funding our endeavours of promoting the use of personalised medicine in the clinic to provide patients with improved healthcare.

When you are ready to book, please click the appropriate “Book Event” button below.

If you represent an educational institution (e.g. a University) or a clinical organisation (e.g. an NHS site) please select “01 Non-commercial partners”. If you represent a company or business, please select “02 Commercial”.

If you wish to book an exhibition stand at the Open Meeting, this can also be done below. Please contact Christine McNamee for more information at cjmcn@liverpool.ac.uk.

For more information on the UK PGx Network, please click the link below to visit our website.

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University of Liverpool

Medicine and Me: Living with pulmonary fibrosis 13.3.20

Medicine and Me: Living with pulmonary fibrosis 13.3.20

Medicine and Me: Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis

  • Fri 13 Mar 2020 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
  • Royal Society of Medicine

Jointly organised by Medicine and Me at the Royal Society of Medicine and Action on Pulmonary Fibrosis, this meeting will give you an understanding of what it is like to live with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) from people living with the disease.

Learn more about current approaches to diagnosis, treatment and management of IPF from the perspective of patients, their carers and clinicians, as well as gaining an insight into the psychological and emotional wellbeing of those living with IPF. We’ll also explore the cutting edge research into improving outcomes and palliation, as we consider areas of inquiry likely to deliver step changes in treatments.

What will you learn at ‘Living with pulmonary fibrosis’?

By attending this meeting, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the most effective approaches to the diagnosis of IPF and the contribution of high-resolution imaging
  • Know about the pharmacology and use of current anti-fibrotic drugs and the underlying biology that may lead to new approaches to treatments
  • Understand the development of biomarkersbreath markers and other approaches to determining who is likely to respond to treatments
  • Know from patients’ perspectives about the importance of palliative options and support for symptoms including breathlessness and mental health concerns
  • Consider inequalities in access to management options, for example, care by specialist nurses
  • Consider likely avenues for ”step changes” in treating IPF

 

About Medicine and Me

Medicine and Me meetings aim to provide an outline of current best practice and future updates of important conditions and to give direct voice to patients and their carers and enable them to discuss their concerns and reflections on the impact of diagnosis, investigation and management. Physicians and surgeons and indeed all healthcare professionals continue to learn from and be inspired to greater efforts to improve care by hearing directly from patients.

Tickets

Early Bird pricing available until 13 February 2020. To book click here 

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Student RSM Trainee
£36.00 £18.00 £15.00 £0.00 £0.00

Agenda

Registration, tea and coffee

Welcome and introduction

Dr Fiona Moss, Dean, Royal Society of Medicine

Introduction to the day

Steve Jones, Chair of Trustees, Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – patients’ perspectives

Diagnostic journeys – Howard Almond, Exeter Pulmonary Fibrosis Group and APF trustee

Anti-fibrotic drugs and daily life – Ron Fish, Papworth Hospital PF Support Group

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: what is it, who gets it and why?

Dr Simon Hart, PhD FRCPE, Reader in Respiratory Medicine, Hull York Medical School

Speeding up the diagnostic journey: Step changes in diagnosis

Dr Simon Walsh MD FRCR Consultant Radiologist, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London
Dr Simon Hart, PhD FRCPE, Reader in Respiratory Medicine, Hull York Medical School

Panel discussion

Patients, Dr Simon Hart and Dr Simon Walsh

Lunch
1:15pm
Current and future treatments for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Dr Helen Parfrey PhD, FRCP Consultant Physician, Cambridge Interstitial Lung Diseases Unit

Discussion with Dr Helen Parfrey
2:00pm
Life with Pulmonary fibrosis: What helps?

Ms Maxine Flewett, Papworth Hospital Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group, carer

Dr Melissa Wickremasinghe, PhD MRCP, Consultant Respiratory Physician

Dr Anne-Marie Russell PhD RN, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Honorary Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Nurse Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Panel discussion

Ms Maxine Flewett, Dr Anne-Marie Russell, Dr Melissa Wickremasinghe

Panel discussion: Looking forwards together: Step changes in treatments, what are the priorities?

Dr Helen Parfrey, Dr Simon Hart, Dr Melissa Wickremasinghe, Dr Helen Parfrey, Dr Anne-Marie Russell, patients

Closing comments

Steve Jones

Close of meeting, tea and coffee

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We would like to thank our sponsor(s):

Galecto Biotech AB

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Bombardier Blood screening – Belfast

Bombardier Blood screening – Belfast

BOMBARDIER BLOOD​ is a powerful documentary about Colorado-based  Mountaineer Chris Bombardier, who has never let haemophilia stop him from climbing some of the world’s tallest mountains. In 2017, Chris partnered with  haemophiliac filmmaker Patrick James Lynch to film his journey through Nepal to summit the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. 

About the film:

Mountaineer Chris Bombardier has never let haemophilia stop him from climbing some of the world’s tallest mountains. In 2017, Chris partnered with haemophiliac filmmaker Patrick James Lynch to film his journey through Nepal to summit the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest.

On this journey, Chris receives a “wake-up call” about haemophilia in developing countries, where not only is care limited but often hours away. With breathtaking visuals and powerful insight into bleeding disorder communities overseas, BOMBARDIER BLOOD is an inspiring and heart-warming adventure film that highlights both what is and is not possible when living with this rare disease, depending on a patient’s access to medicine and care.

Join us for a special screening of this powerful film.

For further information, please email events@haemophilia.org.uk

Naidex 2020: Independent Living Exhibition

Naidex 2020: Independent Living Exhibition

NAIDEX 2020 independent living and healthcare

Naidex is Europe’s most established event dedicated to the independent living and healthcare industries. Attracting over 18,000 visitors from across the globe, the show brings together trade professionals, healthcare professionals and members of the public into the halls of Birmingham’s NEC for two days of opportunities, innovation, discovery and education.

As technology continues to evolve and society advances towards inclusion and accessibility, Naidex sets itself as the point of reference for the future trends set to take over the independent living and healthcare industries.

If you are working in the independent living industry, a professional from the health and care sector or a person with one or more disabilities, Naidex is a must-attend!

Discover the latest innovations, shop 400 suppliers, listen in to 300 expert-led seminars, participate in interactive features and interact with like-minded individuals in the hub of the independent living and healthcare world.

So whatever the purpose of your visit, whether you are looking to adapt your home to make it more accessible, find a job, get CPD points, learn the latest techniques, source new leads, introduce your latest product or service, you will find what you are looking for at Naidex. Register now for your free ticket by clicking here.

See whats on here https://www.naidex.co.uk/features/

Orphan Drugs & Rare Diseases Europe Global Congress 2020

Orphan Drugs & Rare Diseases Europe Global Congress 2020

Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases 2020 Europe by Paradigm Events

Paradigm Global Events is again proud to present our Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases 2020 Europe. It’s the 12th in the series of our Flagship tri-annual Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases event, this congress will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the critical issues shaping the future of Orphan Drugs.

Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases 2020 Europe

The conference will provide a unique platform for the convergence of stakeholders in the orphan drugs industry to discuss and network with top tier government, pharmaceuticals, biotechs, non-profit organisations, orphan drugs developers, research organizations as well as patient groups and advocates. We are putting together an agenda that address the driving macroeconomic factors, policies, and issues that will steer the development of orphan drugs globally including access, commercialisation, collaborations, policies, reimbursement, pricing and more.

“A comprehensive overview of the critical issues  shaping the future of Orphan Drugs”

The Orphan Drugs And Rare Diseases Europe will cover areas like unique platform for an intimate & interactive knowledge sharing and convergence of top tier government, pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, hospitals, non-profit organisations, orphan drugs developers as well as regional and local manufacturers to discuss the driving macroeconomic factors, policies and issues that will steer the development of orphan drugs globally.

Welsh Rare Disease Day Film Festival Screening

Welsh Rare Disease Day Film Festival Screening

A screening of winning films from Rare Disease UK’s Film Festival 2020, the first such event dedicated to raising awareness of rare diseases

A screening of winning films from the Rare Disease UK Film Festival 2020. This screening will feature some of the winning films from the UK’s first ever film festival dedicated to raising awareness of rare diseases. The winning films were chosen by a judging panel across 6 categories including most innovative, powerful and inspiring film. If you are part of a charity or patient organisation, please feel free to use this as a networking opportunity for your membership in Wales. This event is free but please register.

There will also be an opportunity to join us for coffee and cake before the film screening as part of our series of public Genomic Cafe events being held across Wales. The Genomics Café – a relaxed, informal way to learn about new developments in the field of genomics and medicine – will be between 5 – 6.30pm at the same venue.

All welcome!

For further information, email walesgenepark@cardiff.ac.uk or call 02920 746940

Findacure’s Mentoring Programme Celebration

Findacure’s Mentoring Programme Celebration

This event is for participants on Findacure’s 2019 or 2020-21 Patient Group Mentoring Programme only.

To celebrate the achievements of our 2019 mentoring cohort, and kick-off the 2020-21 round, we are inviting all mentees and mentors to join us for a celebratory event at the Royal Institute, London, on Wednesday 18th March

The event is a great opportunity for the 2019 cohort to look back at the year and celebrate their achievements, and for the 2020-21 cohort to meet their mentee/mentor in-person, learn about the programme, get support setting SMART objectives, and meet others involved in the scheme. The day will also include a training session, which will be relevant to all attendees.

For the 2020-21 cohort, we hope to let all applicants know who they have been paired with by Friday 13th March. As we endeavour to match everyone who applies, we encourage all applicants to sign up for the event, ahead of the formal pairing process.

Please note: certain parts of the event are relevant only for the 2020-21 cohort. If you are a participant on the 2020-21 programme, please register for the 10:00 – 17:00 session. If you are a participant on the 2019 programme only, please register for the 12:00 – 17:00 session.

Provisional agenda

10:00 – 10:30

Registration

10:30 – 12:00

Launch of the 2020-21 mentoring programme: introduction to findacure, mentoring participants, overview of the programme, setting SMART goals (2020-21 group only)

12:00 – 13:00

Registration for 2019 cohort and lunch for all attendees

13:00 – 14:30

Training session: topic tbc

14:30 – 15:30

Progress talks from 2019 cohort

15:30 – 15:45

Presentation ceremony for graduating mentees and mentors

15:45 – 16:15

Afternoon tea (and networking time until 17:00 for 2020-21 group)

16:15 – 17:00

Focus groups (2019 group only)

Expenses

Findacure will reimburse travel expenses for all attending mentees and mentors up to the total value of £75.00 per person, contingent upon the production of valid receipts.

In some circumstances, we may be able to cover expenses claims over £75.00. If your travel is likely to exceed this amount, please contact maryrose@findacure.org.uk. Please note, we can only guarantee further reimbursement if this has been agreed through prior communication with the charity.

Read more on our expenses policy here.

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Behçet’s Syndrome (CUGPSoc + Students 4 Rare Diseases)

Behçet’s Syndrome (CUGPSoc + Students 4 Rare Diseases)

Join us on Wednesday 18th March in Seminar Room 1 of the Clinical School for an educational talk on Behçet’s Syndrome.

Behçet’s Disease or Behçet’s Syndrome is a rare inflammatory disorder that affects the blood vessels and tissues. This complex and lifelong condition is poorly understood. This informative evening aims to improve awareness of this potentially debilitating disorder among healthcare professionals and medical students.

Come along to hear our speakers Tony Thornburn OBE (Chair of Behçet’s UK) and Suzanne Morris (Behçet’s patient) discuss the details of Behçet’s Syndrome from a professional and patient perspective, as well as challenges faced by a rare disease charity.

The event will be completely FREE with all healthcare professionals and medical students welcome. Refreshments and snacks will be provided and certificates of attendance given.

What defines a genetic disease and when might gene therapy be used?

What defines a genetic disease and when might gene therapy be used?

What defines a genetic disease and when might gene therapy be used?

‘Let’s Talk About Health’ is all about advancing our knowledge of normal human and animal biology, and what goes wrong in disease.

Join us to hear about new research in our University that is increasing our understanding of diseases and providing new advances in treatment of both humans and animals. Guests will be able to talk to our young scientists about their research, and S4 and S5 pupils will have an opportunity to tour our labs before the talks at Edinburgh BioQuarter, or participate in a workshop before talks at Easter Bush. We look forward to seeing you there!

What defines a genetic disease and when might gene therapy be used?

David Fitzpatrick, Stuart Cobb, Queen’s Medical Research Institute

The term “genetic disease” can be used to describe a condition that is caused by a severe disruption of the sequence of an individual gene (known as a single gene disorder) or the influence of more subtle changes in many different genes on the chance you will develop a common disorder such as asthma or arthritis (known as complex genetic disorders). The former group are mostly very rare and the latter common. Although single gene disorders are rare they have been very important in helping us understand the understand the underlying mechanism of more common genetics disease. Single gene diseases are also leading the way in the application of novel genetic therapies.

Join us to hear about exciting new approaches for previously untreatable disorders that use engineered viruses to deliver gene therapy to the brain. This holds great promise for the treatment of severe genetic neurological disorders in both children and adults. To implement this exciting technology safely it is very important that we understand the consequence of the genetic changes in each rare disorder to determine whether we need to replace a gene product or remove it. This is an excellent paradigm for the future of personalised medicine.

This lecture is free and open to all.

Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.

Lab tours and/or workshops offered to S4-S6 school pupils (first-come-first-served) from 4.30pm -5.25pm.

Refreshments available after event.

For tickets head to Eventbrite 

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Details of the University of Edinburgh full privacy notice can be found here

We want to run a safe and accessible event and provide the best possible experience for you. By providing any information required on the booking form, you are giving the University consent to hold and process this data about you and to advise our suppliers of these details, under data protection regulations, for the purpose of running this event. By providing this information about your guest, you are confirming that you have their permission to share this data with the University for the same purposes. Any dietary and accessibility requirements are deleted following completion of the event.

Photography notice

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties. For further information please contact mvmpubliclectures@ed.ac.uk

Shelagh Cheeman Memorial Lupus Information Day 2020

Shelagh Cheeman Memorial Lupus Information Day 2020

Shelagh Cheeman Memorial Lupus Information Day

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Shelagh-Cheeman- Lupus UK

 

On 21st March 2020 Cambridgeshire Lupus Group will be hosting the Shelagh Cheesman Memorial Lupus Information Day at The Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ.

It was with great sadness that after a battle with cancer Shelagh Cheesman passed away in March 2018. Shelagh was a much loved, admired, inspirational person who touched a great many lives. She was a key Cambridgeshire Lupus Group Committee member fighting for and helping everyone with their battle against lupus while battling it herself. You can read more about Shelagh HERE.

Agenda for Lupus Information Day

Registration for the Lupus information day starts from 12.30pm, with the event itself starting at 1.20pm. We will have a number of expert speakers including; (click on their names for further details)

Dr Frances Hall
Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Andrew Bateman
Cambridge Neuroscience

Jane Hollis
Lupus Specialist Nurse

Dr Sara Booth
Consultant Physician (Retired)

Paul Howard
Deputy CEO, LUPUS UK

A representative from Idorsia Pharmaceuticals
Sponsors of the event

This is a ticketed event, although tickets are available free of charge. You can request tickets using the form below, by emailing info@lupusuk.org.uk or calling 01708 731251 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm). Please ensure you state the name of all guests when ordering tickets.

Edinburgh Rare Disease Workshop: Co-ordination of Care 2020

Edinburgh Rare Disease Workshop: Co-ordination of Care 2020

RARE DISEASE WORKSHOP – RAISING AWARENESS AND COORDINATION OF CARE

About this Event

We look forward to welcoming you at the 2020 Rare Disease Workshop – Raising Awareness and Coordination of Care

Care Co-ordination for Rare Disease Workshop Aims

  • To look at the achievements to date against the 3 priority areas – The role of research, raising awareness of rare diseases amongst healthcare professionals and co-ordination of care.
  • To help prepare a set of realistic short/medium term deliverables in relation to raising awareness of rare diseases amongst healthcare professionals and co-ordination of care.
  • To help gain a set of long term deliverables which will contribute to the development of the Rare Disease Strategy for Scotland Post 2020

FAQs:

1. Can I bring someone along with me?

Provided that person has registered, yes. Unfortunately, we will not be able to admit anyone that has not registered in advance.

2. Can I claim expenses from you for the event?

No. Any expenses would have to be claimed through your own organisation.

3. Can I park at the Venue?

No. There is paid car parking nearby if required: https://www.edmosque.org/contacts/

4. If you have any dietary requirements?

You can e-mail: Thomas.Cranston@gov.scot

5. Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can e-mail: Thomas.Cranston@gov.scot

 

Personal Data – Key Facts

The Scottish Government will use the data provided when registering to plan for attendance at this event.

Contact details will be used to share relevant information with attendees in advance of the event, as well as to request feedback afterwards and will be retained by the UK Rare Disease Policy Board members so that you can be notified of future similar events. Please let us know if you do not wish your contact details to be retained.

You can read more about the Scottish Government’s policy on personal data here

For tickets head to Eventbrite 

 

Eyeforpharma Barcelona 2020

Eyeforpharma Barcelona 2020

Eyeforpharma Barcelona 2020 is organized by eyeforpharma. The session will commence from Mar 31 – Apr 02, 2020, at International Barcelona Convention Center, Barcelona, Spain.

Description of Eyeforpharma:

Eyeforpharma Barcelona is an event that unites market access executives, key market access authorities and pharma leadership from across the commercial and clinical spectrum to hasten harmonization and spark our next evolutionary leap forward.

The biggest commercial pharma event

Being a pharmaceutical leader was once all about what you could sell. Marshalling your troops like a grand army, ready to fight for your share of voice. But customer expectations have moved on. We need a new kind of direction. One that is authentic, digitally native, all about data-driven decision-making, value-based on principle and empowering a new era of customer engagement.

To affect this change, 2000+ pharma leaders (from across Commercial, Marketing / Digital, Medical, Patient Engagement, Market Access, RWE and Clinical) will join healthcare’s brightest innovators at eyeforpharma Barcelona 2020 – where pharma decision-makers come to learn, collaborate and see the future of our industry.

Why Attend Eyeforpharma?:

• A cross-functional audience. Everyone in commercial pharma is there, all learning from each other.
• Ambitions to redefine pharma as the solution provider. Not just to run another conference.
• Over 80 solution providers. If you want to go shopping, this is the place to find the perfect partner.
• Curated content. Hundreds of discussions will go into preparing our agendas to ensure they’re tailored to your needs.
• Heavy Case-studies are performed as you need to see real, detailed examples. Our speakers will provide you with them.

Eyeforpharma 2020: 4 essential themes 

• Authentic Leadership:
Assure integrity and accuracy in decision-making and portfolio design. Gain healthcare’s trust through medically-driven content, customer innovation, and holistic patient solutions
• Hit Commercial Goals:
Turn HCPs into influencers and encourage patient champions. Use content, education, empowerment, and open innovation to harness external relationships
• From Drugs to Treatments:
Use cloud platforms, data insights, and JVs with start-ups to generate a new suite of digital products, value-added services, and cell & gene therapies. Go from druggable & reactive to curable & preventative
• Digitize Evidence:
Prepare a superior mix of virtual clinical trials and regulatory-grade RWE to gain authorization, widen access, boost launch and drive patient outcomes

For the full agenda and further details and to book tickets https://www.eyeforpharma.com/barcelona/

A Rare Response: Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Rare Response: Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

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As leaders in the rare community, we recognize that community members are worried. Do you need strategies for coping, staying healthy and reducing anxiety during this uncertain period?

Please join NORD for a special webinar featuring our invited guests for guidance on living with a rare disease and maintaining your physical and mental health in the time of COVID-19.

This webinar is perfect for patients, caregivers, advocates, students and the public.

Register for the FREE Webinar
Tomorrow, March 31
2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

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Dr. Marshall Summar, Chief of Genetics and Metabolism, Director, Rare Disease Institute, Children’s National Hospital

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Dr. Bernhard Wiedermann, Attending in Infectious Diseases, Children’s National Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Dr. Albert Freedman, Counseling Psychologist, Freedman Counseling Associates

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Katie Kowalski, Senior Manager of Education Programs, National Organization for Rare Disorders

Congenica Neuro: Faster Analysis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Webinar

Congenica Neuro: Faster Analysis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Webinar

Faster Analysis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders with Congenica Neuro

Around 300 million people worldwide are thought to have epilepsy or a neurodevelopmental disorder. Many of these disorders are now known to have an underlying genetic origin, with a molecular cause being found in approximately 40% of cases.
Genetic heterogeneity is high in these cases, with over exome or genome approach combined with the use of virtual gene panels therefore maximizes diagnostic yield for these children, but can represent an analytical and interpretive challenge for even the most experienced physician or scientist.

Join the Faster Analysis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders with Congenica Neuro webinar

In this webinar, State Registered Clinical Scientist Louisa Ive will demonstrate the use of Congenica Neuro as a way to streamline the molecular diagnosis of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and epilepsy, whilst optimizing diagnostic yield. She will share how improved workflows lead to increased throughput and confidence, as well as improved patient outcomes. At this event you will learn: – The current diagnostic challenges faced in treating children with neurodevelopmental disorders and/or epilepsy – How to maximize workflow efficiency and diagnostic yield using advanced clinical decision support software in conjunction with integrated expert gene curation – The real-life benefits of using a streamlined, standardised approach
Register here https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6212705095423967500?source=Neuro+EComms+2

Speaker

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Louisa Ive

Clinical Scientist, Congenica

Louisa Ive, MSc HCPC, received her undergraduate education at University College London, London and completed her Clinical Scientist training at St George’s University Hospital, London. She is a practicing Clinical Scientist, certified by the Health & Care Professions Council and currently working within the Clinical team at Congenica. Her clinical expertise within genetics is broad, however, she has a subspecialty interest in pre-implantation and prenatal diagnosis. Her MSc thesis explored extended next generation sequencing testing in colorectal cancer patients. Louisa is a former Chair of the London Healthcare Science Trainee Network and is a current member of the British Society of Genetic Medicine.

References

  1. Our World in Data. https://ourworldindata.org/neurodevelopmental-disorders
  2. World Health Organization (2019). https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/epilepsy
  3. Shashi V, et al. Genet Med. 2014 Feb;16(2):176-82.
  4. The Development Disorder Genotype – Phenotype Database (DDG2P). https://decipher.sanger.ac.uk/ddd#ddgenes
Real-World Evidence (RWE) 2020

Real-World Evidence (RWE) 2020

Real-World Evidence 2020

RWE 2020

Do you work in the healthcare industry, and need to learn more about how regulatory agencies and HTAs will work with real-word evidence (RWE) for rare diseases? Are you a payer trying to understand the implications of high-cost, innovative treatments? Are you a researcher looking to apply RWE in your work? A patient/patient advocate keen to learn more about the potential real-world data offers to rare disease patients? Or are you a consultant, research organisation or service provider looking to connect with RWE and HEOR experts in industry and academia?

RWE – derived from real-world patient data that are routinely collected from a variety of sources (electronic health records, patient surveys, claims databases, digital devices, and many more) – has the potential to completely alter how decisions are made to regulate, grant access to and pay for healthcare. And nowhere is the potential greater than in the research, diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases, where randomised controlled trials are highly challenging, if not impossible, to conduct, and innovative, high-cost and potentially curative therapies have the potential to turn the standard regulatory, access and reimbursement paradigms upside down.

In response to the need to convene all healthcare stakeholders – pharma, biotech & medical device companies, HTAs and regulators, payers, academics, patient advocacy groups and service providers – we have launched Real-World Evidence 2020: Rare Diseases and Innovative Therapies, in partnership with the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research and The Evidence Base®. Over two days, we’ll convene all members of the community who, together, can make the use of RWE in rare diseases and innovative therapies a reality.

As well as providing a platform for the presentation and discussion of ideas, offering the opportunity to connect with other stakeholders is core to the mission of Real-World Evidence 2020: Rare Diseases and Innovative Therapies. Communication is key to progressing this field, so over the two days there will be plenty of opportunities to network, meet new contacts and – of course – enjoy a drink at the evening reception!

The ethos of the event is to facilitate meaningful conversation and then, crucially, support the translation of discussion into action. In order to further drive future conversation and tangible outcomes beyond the meeting, the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research will be publishing a post-event White Paper, summarising the important conversations that take place, and setting the agenda for further action and themes for future meetings. We hope that the White Paper will disseminate the conversations beyond the meeting attendees to the wider community, and form the basis for even broader conversations on using RWE to support the improved management of rare diseases and use of innovative therapies.

Who will be there?

  • Pharma, biotech & medical device companies
  • Regulators and HTAs
  • Payers
  • Academics and researchers in RWE, big data and HEOR
  • Patient advocacy groups
  • Market access specialists
  • Consultants
  • Medical communications agencies
  • HEOR service providers from across the UK and Europe

What will the event look like?

Our mission is to convene a community of collaboration and best practice around the practical application of RWE in rare diseases and innovative therapies, and we have created an exciting conference format, with two zones:

  • The Listen & Learn Zone comprises presentations and panels, with ample time for questions and discussion, enabling participants to learn about the latest developments.
  • The Conversation & Collaboration Zone creates a space for roundtables and interactive conversations, creating an environment to share, build relationships and collaborate on future projects. The Conversation & Collaboration Zone also showcases authors from a range of Future Science Group publications, including the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research.

What will be discussed?

  • Understanding how RWE can impact on rare diseases
  • Coordination and collaboration across Europe for rare disease research
  • Understanding the regulatory framework for RWE
  • The development of RWE to support drug coverage and formulary decisions
  • Value assessment in rare diseases and innovative therapies
  • Using RWE to inform clinical trial design in rare diseases
  • Achieving transparency in the generation and use of RWE
  • Big healthcare data and genomics
  • Rare disease registries
  • Using mobile devices to gather patient health data

For more information and tickets 

Pricing

Earlybird pricing (ends 7 February 2020) Standard pricing (ends 1 April 2020)
Standard registration £1200 £1500
Pharma/biotech registration £800 £1000
Academic/public sector registration £300 £400

Got a question? Contact the RWE 2020 team via info@rwelive.com

Cystic Fibrosis: From Gene to Precision Medicines 2020

Cystic Fibrosis: From Gene to Precision Medicines 2020

Cystic Fibrosis: From Gene to Precision Medicines 2020

Public Lecture by Professor David Sheppard

In the inherited disease cystic fibrosis (CF), thick sticky mucus blocks the lungs and bowel, leading to breathing difficulties and problems digesting food. Thirty years ago, the faulty gene responsible for CF was identified. This lecture will highlight research that has led to the development of precision medicines that target the root cause of disease, which are transforming the treatment of CF.

School Of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience

Organiser of Cystic Fibrosis: From Gene to Precision Medicines

E-mail: phph-adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk for more information

Book tickets 

Evaluating the potential of drug repurposing for rare diseases and Covid-19

Evaluating the potential of drug repurposing for rare diseases and Covid-19

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Evaluating the potential of drug repurposing for rare diseases and Covid-19

With a global pandemic in full swing, there is an essential worldwide research effort to identify potential treatments, cures, and vaccines for Covid-19. At this time of international crisis, a large number of companies and researchers are turning to drug repurposing as a potential solution – but what is repurposing and why is it such an attractive route for drug development at this time?
For many years, UK charity Findacure has been discussing and promoting drug repurposing as an essential tool for the development of new treatments for rare diseases. In this webinar, Findacure CEO Rick Thompson will outline the basics of this route to drug development, explain why it is such an appealing approach in tackling both covid-19 and rare conditions, and highlight how the rare disease community has been spearheading advances in drug repurposing over the last few years.

1. Click and join at the specified time and date:
https://global.gotowebinar.com/join/86185624785478923/393250680

Note: This link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you.
2. Choose one of the following audio options:
TO USE YOUR COMPUTER’S AUDIO:
When the Webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.
— OR —
TO USE YOUR TELEPHONE:
If you prefer to use your phone, you must select “Use Telephone” after joining the webinar and call in using the numbers below.
United Kingdom: +44 330 221 9922
Access Code: 855-613-047
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar

Medicine and Me: Living with nerve tumours 2020

Medicine and Me: Living with nerve tumours 2020

Medicine and Me: Living with nerve tumours

Jointly organised by Medicine and Me at the Royal Society of Medicine and Nerve Tumours UK this meeting will give you an understanding of what it is like to live with nerve tumours.

Hear from people living with nerve tumours and clinicians as we review and discuss current approaches to diagnosis and treatment, in the light of advances in molecular biology and imaging.

What will you learn?

By attending this meeting exploring living with nerve tumours, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the epidemiologybiology and genetics of Nerve Tumours – neurofibromatosis I (NF1) and neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2)
  • Appreciate the impact of living with NF1 and NF2 nerve tumours first-hand from patients
  • Learn about the recognition of malignant transformation (NF1)
  • Discover the management of NF2 nerve tumours
  • Explore today’s treatments
  • Understand the management and support for people with nerve tumours

AGENDA

Registration

Welcome and introduction

Professor Rosalie Ferner, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Gareth Evans, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust,  Dr Dorothy Joe, SpR Neurology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Mr Michael Fry, Chair, Nerve Tumours UK

Session one: Symptoms and diagnostic journeys and parallel symptoms

Epidemiology, biology and genetics of nerve tumours (NF1 and NF2)

Professor Gareth Evans

Session two: Diagnosis and clinical manifestations – parallel sessions

NF1: Benign and malignant nerve sheath tumours in NF1

Professor Rosalie Ferner

NF2: Vestibular schwannoma and meningioma

Professor Gareth Evans and Raji Anup CNS Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

NF1: Impact of living with nerve tumours: Birth to old age a patient and a parent’s perspective

Richard Goode and Alex Hetherington

NF2: Impact of living with nerve tumours: Birth to old age a patient perspective

Emily Owen

NF1: Discussion

NF2: Discussion

Tea and coffee break

Session three: Management of nerve tumours – parallel sessions

NF1: Surgical treatment options for plexiform

Mr Simon Eccles, Plastic Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

NF2: Management of NF2 related tumours

Mr Nick Thomas, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

NF1: Medical treatment options: Use of selumetinib and pain relief

Dr Karine Lascelles, Paediatric Neurologist, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust London and Dr Grace Vassallo, Paediatric Neurologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

NF1 and NF2 Joint session: Management of symptoms
  • Mental health: Anxiety and depression
  • Pain
  • Appearance
  • NF specific challenges to delivering therapy
  • Challenges for the care

Dr Alastair Santhouse, Psychiatrist, South London and the Maudsley,
Dr Susie Henley, Psychologist, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust London,
Mary Thomas, Clinical Nurse Specialist Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust London and
Judith Eelloo, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

Panel: Dr Alastair Santhouse, Dr Susie Henley, Mary Thomas, Judith Eelloo and the Patients

Close of meeting

A drinks reception will follow the meeting, which all attendees are invited to

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

About Medicine and Me

Medicine and Me meetings aim to provide an outline of current best practice and future updates of important conditions and to give direct voice to patients and their carers and enable them to discuss their concerns and reflections on the impact of diagnosis, investigation and management.

Physicians and surgeons and indeed all healthcare professionals continue to learn from and be inspired to greater efforts to improve care by hearing directly from patients.

Join in the conversation online
Follow us on Twitter: @RoySocMed

Tickets

Early bird pricing available until 25 March 2020. Click here to book

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£36.00 £18.00 £15.00 £0.00 £0.00
Batten Disease Family Association AGM 2020

Batten Disease Family Association AGM 2020

Annual General Meeting of the Batten Disease Family Association 2020

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Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Batten Disease Family Association

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Batten Disease Family Association will be held at 12pm at the Davies Room, the Link Hotel, Ashby Road (A512), Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 4EX.

The venue is fully accessible and the AGM will be followed by lunch. Parking is available on site at the hotel.

For more details on the location, please visit the hotels website- https://www.linkhotelloughborough.co.uk/location/

A family fun day will be held from 10.30-3 on the same day with crafts and entertainment.

Please select tickets for all attendees for the event through Eventbrite 

Integrating Genomics into Nursing Practice & Education 2020

Integrating Genomics into Nursing Practice & Education 2020

Integrating Genomics into Nursing Practice and Education

Summary

Integrating Genomics into Nursing Practice and Education

Nurses comprise over 50% of the global healthcare workforce, and have an important role in bringing the benefits of genomics to patients. Despite this, genomics has not been systematically incorporated into nursing teaching curricula, and there have been no significant changes in nursing practice that bring genomics into day-to-day health care.

This inaugural conference aims to address these concerns by focusing on pathways and resources to integrate genomics into clinical practice and nursing education. Overall the conference will focus on three strategic areas:

  • Methods of achieving genomic competency, implementation, and integration into the practice setting, academic preparation, regulatory guidance and policy
  • Mechanisms for international collaborative efforts on nursing genomic integration and evidence-based research
  • International genomic nursing competencies, genomic integration assessment tool (ASIGN), and the G2NA implementation roadmap

The conference will bring together nurses and educators interested in mainstreaming genomics in the areas of education, practice, policy, research and leadership. The format will include presentations from international leaders, panel discussions and debates. Abstracts on all areas of the conference are welcome for poster or oral presentations.

Programme

The conference will start at 12 noon on 27 April  and finish at ~2pm on 29 April 2020.

Topics will include:

  • Driving and measuring change
  • Genomic implementation
  • Exemplars in genomic practice integration
  • Genomic education
  • Leadership and collaboration: growing genomic nursing integration from scratch
  • Policy and regulation
  • Public, patient, and family expectations of genomics and the healthcare workforce
  • Action plan for establishing a collaborative genomic nursing competency
Organisers/Speakers

Scientific programme committee

Kathleen Calzone

Kathleen Calzone
National Cancer Institute, USA

Sek Ying Chair

Sek Ying Chair
The Nethersole School of Nursing, Hong Kong, China

Emma Tonkin

Emma Tonkin
University of South Wales, UK

Erika Maria Santos

Erika Maria Santos
Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Brazil

Memnun Seven

Memnun Seven
University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Keynote speaker

Christine Patch

Christine Patch
Genomics England, UK

Confirmed speakers

Laurie Badzek – Penn State University, USA
Patricia Brennan – Samuel Merritt University, USA
Kathleen Calzone – National Cancer Institute, USA
Sek Ying Chair – The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Martina Cornel – Dutch National Patient Alliance for Rare & Genetic Diseases, The Netherlands
Julie Eggert – Nurse Portfolio Credentialing Commission, USA
Greg Feero – Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, USA
Candace Henley –  Blue Hat Foundation, USA
Leigh Jackson – Exeter University, UK
Jane Maguire – University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Vicky Nembaware – African Genomic Medicine Training Initiative,  South Africa
Mark Radford – Health Education England, UK
Janice Sigsworth – Imperial College Healthcare, UK
Emma Tonkin – University of South Wales, UK

Scientific Conferences Team

Jemma Hume– Conference & Events Organiser
Treasa Creavin – Scientific Programme Manager

Registration/Accommodation
    Early bird discount
(until 4 February)

Standard rate
(after 4 February)
Student/Trainee No accommodation £286.00 £386.00
Student/Trainee On-site twin accommodation £393.00 £493.00
Student/Trainee On-site single accommodation £459.00 £559.00
Academic/Nurse No accommodation £386.00 £486.00
Academic/Nurse On-site twin accommodation £493.00 £593.00
Academic/Nurse On-site single accommodation £559.00 £569.00
Commercial No accommodation £486.00 £586.00
Commercial On-site twin accommodation £593.00 £693.00
Commercial On-site single accommodation £659.00 £759.00

The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have booked accommodation.

Accommodation
Accommodation is provided for the nights of 27 and 28 April 2020. Please note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is recommended.

If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

Travel visas
Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to confirmed registrants.

Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a visa to enter the UK.
Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks or longer.

Please visit the following websites for further information:


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Abstracts

We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

Abstract deadlines
Oral presentations: 4 February 2020
Poster presentations: 03 March 2020

Bursaries

A limited number of registration bursaries are available to attend this conference (up to 50% of the standard registration fee) from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

Priority will be given to PhD students, trainees and delegates from under resourced regions.

To apply, please contact the conference organiser. You will be sent a unique registration link which will hold your place, without taking payment, until you have been notified of the outcome of your application.

The following documents will need to be provided as part of the bursary application:

  • Abstract (to be submitted via the portal during the registration process)
  • CV
  • A justification letter (explain how you will benefit from attending the conference)
  • A supporting letter from supervisor or manager stating financial need

If you have already registered for the conference you are still welcome to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser.

Bursary deadline: 18 February 2020

Additional funding opportunities
Visit our support page for additional financial support currently available.

Sponsors

If you are interested in supporting or exhibiting at this meeting, please contact the conference organiser.

Salivary Gland Cancer UK: Oxford Gathering – 2.5.20

Salivary Gland Cancer UK: Oxford Gathering – 2.5.20

Salivary Gland Cancer: Oxford Gathering – 2.5.20

We will be meeting on Saturday May 2nd 2020 between 10am and around 4.30pm.

10-10.30 Coffee & arrival
10.30-12.30 Patient/supporter stories and discussion: a chance to get to know one another and our experiences.
12.30-13.30 Lunch provided by Salivary Gland Cancer UK
13.30-15.30 Research updates and clinician speakers.
15.30-16.30 Coffee, wrap up, next steps, chance to chat.

Please email hello@salivaryglandcancer.uk if you would like to attend.

For more info on the event 

For more info about the organisation 

Living Rare, Living Stronger 2020

Living Rare, Living Stronger 2020

Living Rare, Living Stronger 2020 will be rockin’!

NORD is headed to Cleveland, Ohio for the 2020 Living Rare, Living Stronger Patient and Family Forum. What’s even more exciting–the Rare Impact Awards, included in this event, will be hosted at the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

Check back often as more information is being released daily.


Living Rare, Living Stronger 2020

Event Overview

Living Rare, Living Stronger is an annual patient-focused conference held in a different location each year. Its agenda provides patients and families with practical tools for living their best lives with rare diseases and physicians and medical students with insights to take back to their practices and studies.

Four distinctive program tracks will present workshops geared towards:

  • Newly diagnosed patients
  • Long-term patients
  • Caregivers
  • Medical professionals and students

In addition to the sessions above, the Living Rare Forum will include a family welcome reception, a dedicated wellness room, children’s programming, and an exhibit hall to add to the excitement of this unique event!

On Friday, May 15, in conjunction with the Forum, NORD will host its annual Rare Impact Awards, bringing attendees together to celebrate those making extraordinary contributions to the lives of people living with rare diseases. Join us at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for a night of celebration and recognition.

For tickets head here 

EURORDIS Annual General Assembly 2020

EURORDIS Annual General Assembly 2020

EURORDIS Annual General Assembly 2020

Update regarding EURORDIS events / COVID-19

EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe has been closely monitoring the international situation related to COVID-19 since the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International concern. As organisers of the European Conference for Rare Diseases and Orphan Products, bringing together close to 1000 attendees from over 30 countries, we prioritize and care about the health and well-being of our attendees.

We currently do not intend to postpone or cancel the on-site event in Stockholm.

We continue to closely monitor this fast-evolving situation, referring to the following official information sources:

We take this opportunity to provide this link to the WHO’s advice to the public of basic measures against the new coronavirus.

We thank you for your understanding and solidarity.


The European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products (ECRD) is recognised globally as the largest, patient-led rare disease event in which collaborative dialogue, learning and conversation takes place, forming the groundwork to shape future rare disease policies.

The event draws together more than 800 participants from over 50 countries around the world. Leading, inspiring and engaging all stakeholders to take action, ECRD is where innovative solutions in the rare disease field are born. The Conference is an unrivalled opportunity to network and exchange invaluable knowledge with all stakeholders in the rare disease community  – patient representatives, policy makers, researchers, clinicians, industry representatives, payers and regulators.

People living with a rare disease have the right to reach their highest potential of well-being; join us in ECRD 2020 Stockholm to take part in discussions to inform and build the future ecosystem for rare disease policies and services.


The next ECRD will take place on 15-16 May 2020 atStockholmsmässanStockholm, Sweden.

 

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LEARN

about the latest advances, challenges, facts, figures and trends in the field of rare diseases with over 100 expert speakers.

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SHAPE THE FUTURE

of rare diseases alongside patient advocates, policy-makers, healthcare industry representatives, clinicians, payers, regulators and Member State representatives.

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NETWORK &
SHOWCASE YOUR WORK

to all stakeholders of the rare disease community.

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Organised by:

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Co-organised by:

 

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No Isolation AV1 Forum | East of England

No Isolation AV1 Forum | East of England

No Isolation AV1 Forum | East of England

This meeting brings together councils currently using AV1, as well as those wishing to start, for cross-council, best practice learning.

AV1 is a desktop robot used to securely live stream lessons back to children and young people, who are unable to attend school due to health needs.

Application and impact for councils

AV1 is increasingly being used as part of local authorities’ education services, to increase the hours of education available, reduce costs, provide flexible access, as well as deliver a more inclusive, social learning experience.

Essex Council

After a pilot, Essex County Council purchased AV1s, and begun to integrate them within their education services. At the forum they will present their experiences and advice for any other councils wishing to use the tool. See here for more information

The video below shows a similar initiative taken by Somerset County Council.

About AV1

At the beginning of No Isolation’s journey, it was learnt that social isolation was a big problem among children with medical needs, (whether they are in hospital or at home), so they developed the telepresence avatar, AV1.

AV1 acts as the ears, eyes and voice of a child in the classroom, or anywhere they wish to be, from a birthday party, to the football pitch.

For more information about AV1 and creators, No Isolation see here 

AV1 Forum Agenda

You will hear from Essex County Council on how they funded their AV1s, and what their school allocation model looks like. You will learn about teachers experiences with AV1, including what their initial queries were, and how to teach with AV1 in the classroom. The meeting will also address important topics such as data security, safeguarding in schools, and what processes councils must undertake to provide AV1 as part of your education service.

Department for Education

In 2018 , Hospital and Outreach Education were granted £522,142 through the Alternative Provision Innovation Fund, to run a large scale research project, deepening the evidence base on how AV1 can improve outcomes for children in alternative provision.

“Having been involved with alternative provision for nearly two decades, I know firsthand the impact that absence from school can have on a child’s education and mental wellbeing.” – Cath Kitchen, Project Lead

What the teachers say about AV1

  • “Everyone embraced the opportunity it gave to the student, our user had missed so much learning prior to using AV1. It greatly improved his attendance levels as we marked him present when he was connected to AV1” – Gregg Morrison, Preston School, Yeovil
  • “AV1 enabled one of my students to take six GCSEs this summer who previously hadn’t been in full time education for years. It’s a marvellous inclusive device – highly recommend it to all schools” – Louise Clancy, Canbury School, Kingston
  • “We stopped using AV1 after four months when he was well enough to return to school. The social, emotional and mental health benefits were beyond any expectations, and he is now back to his old self; funny and smart. I would absolutely recommend it. Our user, due to his illness, had spent almost one year in total isolation, so using AV1 was literally the end of his isolation.” – Mihaela Chowdhury , Hornbeam Academy, Walthamstow
Genomic Medicine 2020 Edinburgh

Genomic Medicine 2020 Edinburgh

The 7th annual Genomic Medicine 2020 Edinburgh conference will place on 19th & 20th May 2020 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the heart of Edinburgh.  This event will follow our running scientific theme and focus on Genomic technologies & tools that are used to look at human disease both in research as well as in a clinical setting. We will cover NGS technologies and applications, rare diseases & cancer and many more areas which you can check by clicking on the agenda tab.

Current speakers for this meeting include:

– Prof Ian Tomlinson (Edinburgh)
– Prof Andrew McIntosh (Edinburgh)
– Prof Ruth Jarrett (Glasgow)
– Prof Jill Clayton Smith (Manchester)
– Prof John Sayer (Newcastle)
…and more as you can view on the ‘Speakers & Agenda tab’.

Specifically at this meeting, we are aiming to cover topics such as cancer evolution, rare disease and disease modelling, genomic approaches to depression, studies using Single Cell RNA Sequencing, applications of whole genome sequencing for rare disease diagnosis, ancestral lineage studies and much more.  Keep an eye on the agenda to view updates on speakers and presentation titles.

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  • South East Scotland Genetic Service
  • Edinburgh Genomics
  • Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility
  • MRC Human Genetics Unit (Edinburgh)
  • Glasgow Polyomics (University of Glasgow)
  • NHS West of Scotland Genetics Service
  • NHS Grampian

 

NETWORKING: the photo above shows a moment during the initial networking session from last year conference. Networking will continue throughout the conference and include an audience session with Response/Voting Debate on Genomics at the end of day 1.  After the debate there will also be a Drinks Reception hosted by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh at City Chambers and a networking dinner at a local restaurant to continue discussions in more informal settings.

ACADEMIC POSTER SUBMISSION:  We welcome academic poster presentation at our events. If you have some material to present, please send us an abstract by 19th April 2020. This will be reviewed by our scientific committee and if approved you will receive a 15% discount off the conference registration fee.

If you would like to submit a poster, please send us an abstract using our CONTACT US FORM
Please submit your poster before registering for the conference as retrospective discounts will not be possible.

Who should attend this event:

  • NGS users, researchers and students
  • Bioinformaticians
  • NHS & Private Labs, Biotech Companies, CRO’s, Service Providers

…and others interested in the latest developments of:

  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomarkers
  • Computational Biology
  • Data Analysis
  • Data interpretation
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Infectious and Inherited Diseases
  • NGS Data Storage
  • Informatics
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Molecular Diagnostics

DRAFT AGENDA 2020

DAY 1 – 19th May

09.00 – 10.30: Registration, Coffee & Networking
10.30 – 11.00: Prof Nikolai Zhelev (University of Dundee) – Introduction, Networking and Collaborations Workshop
  CHAIR:      Dr Shona Kerr
11.00 – 11.30: Prof Andrew McIntosh, Biological Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh
Advances in our understanding and prediction of depression using genomic approaches
11.30 – 12.00: Prof Ruth Jarrett, Molecular Pathology, University of Glasgow
Identifying ancestral lineages of iciHHV-6
12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Dr Peter Verhasselt, Integrated DNA Technologies
Title
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition, Networking
  CHAIR:      Dr Lee Murphy
13.30 – 14.00: Prof Sophie Hambleton, Paediatrics & Immunology, Newcastle University
Title
14.00 – 14.30: Prof Yanick Crow, Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine, University of Edinburgh
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14.30 – 15.00: Prof Geoff Barton, Bioinformatics, University of Dundee
Title
15.00 – 15.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Sponsor
15.30 – 16.00: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
  CHAIR:      Dr Lynne Mennie
16.00 – 16.30: Prof Peter Holmans, Biostatistics and Genetic Epidemiology, Cardiff University
Genetic Modifiers of Huntington’s Disease
16.30 – 17.00: Dr Rita Horvath, Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge
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17.00 – 17.45: Audience Responses/Voting hosted by Prof Nikolai Zhelev – Anonymous responses from you on Genomic Issues. 
Do you have Genomic related issues and are you wondering how others are approaching them? Do you want to ask anonymous genomic questions to the rest of the delegates? This is a session that allows you to ask questions and get feedback from other delegates. You can do this anonymously or debate it openly.
18.00 – 19.00: DRINKS RECEPTION
19.15: NETWORKING DINNER (booking required) at Local Restaurant


DAY 2 – 20th May

  CHAIR:    Dr Rita Horvath
09.00 – 09.30: Dr Sean James, Genomics Ambassador West Midlands South
Title
09.30 – 10.00: Prof Andrew Webster, Molecular Ophthalmology, University College London (UCL)
The impact of modern genetic testing on patients and families with inherited eye disease
10.00 – 10.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Steven Garside, Nimagen
Optimizing your sample tracking and contamination control with the RCPCR based Human Identification and Sample Tracking kit
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
11.00 – 11.30: Prof Ian Tomlinson, Director of the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre
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11.30 – 12.00: Prof Jill Clayton Smith, Medical Genetics, University of Manchester
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12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Sponsor
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
  CHAIR:      Prof Caroline Hayward 
13.30 – 14.00 Prof John Sayer, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals & Newcastle University
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14.00 – 14.30: Dr Sian Corrin, All Wales Medical Genomics Laboratory
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14.30 – 15.00: Dr Sebastien Viatte, Genetics, University of Manchester
Investigation of monocyte heterogeneity in rheumatoid arthritis using Single Cell RNA Sequencing
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Dr Lynne Mennie, Medical Genetics, University of Aberdeen
Evaluation of whole genome sequencing for rare disease diagnosis in NHS Scotland
16.00 – 16.30: Dr Lucija Klaric, MRC Human Genetic Unit, University of Edinburgh
Whole exome sequencing and proteomics in the Viking study
16.30 – 16.45 Closing Remarks, Best Poster Award & Prize Draw

The registration fees below include:

  • Full access to the conference
  • Delegate bag
  • Coffee, Refreshments and Lunch on both days
  • Drinks Reception at City Chamber on 19th May at 6 pm

NETWORKING DINNER: a 3-course dinner will take place on the evening of 19th May at a local restaurant. This is not included in the registration fee and must be added to your booking if you wish to take part. Please note that wine is included in the price.

  UP TO 31 MARCH 1 APRIL TO 15 MAY FROM 16 MAY AND ON-SITE
STUDENT 192 GBP 252 GBP 306 GBP
ACADEMIC 252 GBP 312 GBP 372 GBP
INDUSTRY 396 GBP 480 GBP 540 GBP
NETWORKING DINNER 45 GBP 45 GBP 50 GBP

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The prices above are inclusive of 20% VAT: If you are registering from a European Institution/Company (excluding the UK), you do not have to pay VAT. Please enter your Institution/Company VAT number at time of booking and the 20% VAT charge will be automatically removed. If you do not enter a valid VAT number, 20% VAT will be added to your fee.

IMPORTANT NOTES ON PRICING – PLEASE READ WHAT’S INCLUDED:
The registration fees above include full access to the conference, delegate bag, coffee, refreshments & lunch on both days.

DINNER: the networking dinner at a local restaurant is not included in the registration fees and can be purchased at time of booking.

DISCOUNTS: we can offer discounts for 3 or more people attending from the same Institution/Company. Please contact us if you would like to find out more.

PAYMENT: please note that payment must be made in full at time of booking in order to confirm your registration and guarantee access to the event.

ACCOMMODATION: this is NOT included in the fees above and delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Please click on the Venue & Directions tab for some information.

VISA: It is sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her own visa requirements. Biotexcel can issue a confirmation letter only after the registration has been completed and payment has been received in full.

You can view our Terms & Conditions of booking here: REGISTRATION TERMS & CONDITIONS

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We encourage dialogue and interaction amongst all participants and we welcome the presence of sponsors to highlight new technologies, services and solutions within the relevant areas.  We have many sponsoring opportunities to suit all budgets, but we can also tailor specific packages to suit your needs. Some examples of sponsorship ideas are below, but please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to give you more details and talk about your requirements:

  • Gold Sponsor/Technology Presentation
  • Silver Sponsor
  • Exhibitor
  • Event Documentation

For more information please contact us.

THIS EVENT IS ORGANISED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

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GOLD SPONSOR

Cambridge Rare Disease Network - Genomic Medicine 2020 Edinburgh 47NimaGen delivers high quality products for Molecular Biology, with focus on Sanger and NGS sequencing. NimaGen is dedicated to deliver solutions that help advance life science applications for research and diagnostics. This year NimaGen will promote their Revolution in targeted NGS. Reverse Complement PCR; the safest, the fastest, the simplest Amplicon Resequencing Method Available. Providing a simultaneous target amplification and NGS indexing in 1step, closed tube assay.
Visit www.nimagen.com

GOLD SPONSOR

Cambridge Rare Disease Network - Genomic Medicine 2020 Edinburgh 48Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is considered an industry leader in oligo production.  Vertical integration of reagents, instruments and processes and the focus on quality ensure superior coupling efficiencies resulting in the highest purity, especially for long oligos.  IDT is capitalizing on the high quality oligos by supplying innovative solutions throughout the life sciences, including in Next Generation Sequencing.  Individually synthesized, quality controlled and normalized Ultramer xGen® Lockdown probes are at the heart of capture panels used in hybridization-based targeted sequencing approaches such as our xGen Exome Research Panel. Chemically modified blocking oligos enhance the capture efficiency, lowering the overall sequencing cost.  And IDT provides specialty adapters that enable molecular barcoding and mitigation of index hopping, both contributing to reliable ultra-sensitive variant detection.  The application of the rhAmp PCR primer design for the multiplexed amplification of target sequences in the rhAmpSeq technology results in largely decreased primer-dimer formation, higher on-target rates and more uniform target coverage.

EXHIBITOR

Cambridge Rare Disease Network - Genomic Medicine 2020 Edinburgh 49Fios Genomics provide a wide range of bioinformatics analysis services to pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies, CROs and academia, supporting drug discovery and development and applied research across all species.
Using the best in class tools and methods, Fios provide a functional and interactive reporting architecture, allowing scientists to fully explore their data. We can analyse ‘omics data in combination with other outputs from experiments or trials such as imaging data and clinical information. This helps to build up the data picture while ensuring that a robust analysis is delivered.
Our team is a combined resource of in-house bioinformaticians, statisticians and biologists working together to analyse and interpret high-volume, high-dimension data including those generated with:
–  next generation sequencing,
–  microarrays,
–  proteomic, metabolomic & lipidomic platforms.
A spin out of the University of Edinburgh, Fios Genomics use a number of network databases and tools to ensure that each work flow is bespoke and fits the data type.

PREVIOUS YEARS SPONSORS

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By air

This enviable city centre location lies just 13 kilometres from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) which is easily accessible thanks to regular Airlink buses and Edinburgh tram system which take passengers to and from the city centre in approximately 30 minutes. A taxi is likely to take 20 – 25 minutes depending on traffic.

By train

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh is within easy walking distance of the city’s central railway hub, Waverley Station. Waverley is the main route into the city, and is serviced by trains from England’s west coast line coming up from Birmingham and the Lake District, as well as England’s east coast line that originates in London and calls at York and Newcastle. Direct trains from London’s Kings Cross now reach Edinburgh Waverley in less than four and a half hours. There are regular services coming south too from Inverness and Aberdeen, plus a shuttle service that runs to and from Glasgow, Scotland’s other major city, every 15 minutes. Direct trains from Edinburgh Waverley to the centre of Glasgow take just 50 minutes.

By bus

St Andrew’s Square Bus Station, the main bus route into the city is just a short walk away, on the other side of Waverley Station and Princes Street.

By car

Main roads into the city centre lead towards Princes Street just two minutes away from the hotel. Approaching from the south east Follow the A1 into the city centre towards Princes Street, then turn southwards onto North Bridge and the hotel is just left at the High Street. Approaching from the west From the M8, take the city bypass north for one junction, then turn right onto Glasgow Road. After Haymarket Station, follow the B700 towards the Grassmarket, Cowgate and turn north up Blackfriars Street where you can find hotel parking. Approaching from the south west Turn off the M6 onto the A702 and follow this route until you reach Princes Street. The one-way system takes you north to Queen Street along to the roundabout at John Lewis and up Leith Street. Continue southwards, over the North Bridge, and the hotel is just to the left at the High Street. Approaching from the north Coming over the Forth Road Bridge, follow Queensferry Road (the A90) into the city centre. Cut through Randolph Crescent to Queen Street, then along to the John Lewis roundabout and up Leith Street as above.

Parking in Edinburgh

The Radisson Blu hotel has car parking space for 131 vehicles, available on a first come, first served basis.  This is accessible via Blackfriars street.  Hourly rates from £5 per 2 hrs apply unless you are staying overnight and in that case the reduced rate is £12.50 a day.  The car park entrance is on Blackfriars Street.  When approaching the hotel southwards from Princes Street, turn left from North Bridge and continue to the first set of traffic lights. Turn right down St Mary’s Street, then take your first right at the traffic lights onto the Cowgate, and then right up Blackfriars Street. Alternatively, there is an NCP car park on 2 Viewcraig Gardens, Edinburgh EH8 9UL (NCP Car Park Edinburgh Holyrood Road).  The cost is £20 per day.

Beat SCAD Conference 2020

Beat SCAD Conference 2020

Beat SCAD Conference 2020

Learn more about Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD), an underdiagnosed heart condition that affects otherwise fit, healthy people without warning.
SCAD experts will provide updates on the UK research, links with associated conditions such as Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) and more.
Network with SCAD patients, families, friends and healthcare professionals.

For more information 

Topics we are considering for the 2020 event, in addition to the latest research developments, include:

  • Latest information about the connection between SCAD and FMD
  • The impact of SCAD on mental wellbeing – options for self-help and more
  • Improving the quality of Cardiac Rehab and looking beyond rehab towards exercising with confidence in the long term
  • The real costs of SCAD research
  • Separate sessions for those interested in:
    • P-SCAD (Pregnancy SCAD) outcomes and the options for women wanting to get pregnant post SCAD
    • How male SCAD is different

Date: Saturday 6 June 2020

Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm – Registration 9.00-10.00am.

Venue: The Alan Walters Building, University of Birmingham

Price per delegate: £35 (includes lunch)

Why attend BEAT SCAD 2020?

Anybody affected by SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) is welcome to attend.

In 2018 we had almost 120 delegates, 68 of whom were SCAD survivors. We hope to make our 2020 event the biggest ever gathering of SCAD survivors in the UK and very much hope that you will want to come along. Partners, family members and friends are also very welcome to attend.

Learn about SCAD

Our aim is to answer your questions, educate, inform and inspire you with all that life after SCAD has to offer.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr David Adlam, who is leading the Leicester Biomedical Research Centre’s SCAD research programme 

Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini (Dr Abi) who worked on the research project and now runs a SCAD Clinic at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.

Dr Alice Wood, Clinical Research Fellow on the SCAD research programme.

The UK SCAD experts have seen more SCAD patients than anyone else in the UK. They will be giving an update on the research so far and answering your questions about SCAD, medication, FMD, pregnancy and more.

Meet patients, families and friends

Meeting other people who have ‘been there’ and ‘get it’ is invaluable for most rare disease patients, no matter how long ago they had their event. Family and friends also need support and the conference is an ideal opportunity to meet people who understand something about what those affected by SCAD are living with.

There will be plenty of opportunities to talk to other SCAD patients, families and friends during the coffee and lunch breaks and this year we will look to introduce different networking activities to make it as easy as possible for you to talk with others.

Get involved on the day

  • Our ‘Inspiration Board’ returns – why not bring photos of you doing something amazing after SCAD to share with the conference?
  • Submit your burning questions in advance for Dr Adlam, Dr Al-Hussaini and Dr Wood to answer on the day – look out for an email from us requesting your input
  • Take part in Q&A sessions during the day
  • Tell Beat SCAD how we can help YOU

 

More details to follow, but in the meantime, please click here to complete the booking form. We look forward to seeing you in June!

Parking FREE during the conference.

Free car parking is available at the North East Car Park. The postcode for this car park is: B15 2SA

Alan Walters Building is R29 on the attached campus map and North East Car park is between G9 and G10 building.

Map of University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus

Sponsorship and exhibiting

We are offering sponsorship opportunities and exhibition space to both commercial and not-for-profit organisations wishing to take advantage of the Beat SCAD Conference as a way to support the charity and engage with participants and healthcare professionals. Details of the opportunities can be found here.  

If you or your friends/family are interested in supporting Beat SCAD on 6 June, please email sarah@beatscad.org.uk.

17th Annual Anglonordic Life Science Conference

17th Annual Anglonordic Life Science Conference

17th Annual Anglonordic Life Science Conference

Anglonordic is the only life science conference in the UK that is exclusively for European investors and R&D companies from the Nordics and the UK to connect with each other. With an established format of panel discussions, parallel technology and biotech investment rooms, plus 1:1 meetings, this one and a half day London conference provides exceptional value. Networking begins on the evening before the conference at an exclusive reception at The Danish Ambassador’s Residence in London. Investors with funds attend the conference free-of-charge.

The Anglonordic Life Science Conference has a “by-invitation-only” policy. The organisers welcome a limited number of service suppliers as sponsors or exhibitors.

Why attend Anglonordic Life Sciences  Conference?

MEET decision makers at leading and upcoming drug discovery and technology companies from the UK and Nordic regions, along with investment firms from throughout Europe

LEARN from major investment firms about the current status of European investment in life science technologies

GAIN insights from experienced life science operators within the Anglo-Nordic space

For more info and tickets https://www.anglonordiclifescience.com/

CRED Regulatory Strategies for Orphan Drugs 2020

CRED Regulatory Strategies for Orphan Drugs 2020

Orphan Drugs: Optimising Regulatory Strategies 

There are regulatory processes and procedures to expedite approval and access, and to help support the development of medicines for the treatment of rare diseases. This course will provide key information about those regulatory processes and first-hand insights on how to get the best out of them.


When
: 25 June 2020
Where: TOPRA. 6th Floor, 3 Harbour Exchange, South Quay, London, E14 9GE
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 BST (GMT+1)

Orphan Drugs Regulatory Stratgeies: Course overview

This CRED course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges offered by orphan drug regulations and practical advice on how to navigate them. Although orphan drugs are designed to deliver new solutions for the treatment of rare diseases they are forecast to account for 55% of the European pipeline by 2022*. (*EvaluatePharma Orphan Drug Report 2017)
This course will cover:

  • Orphan Medicinal Product Legislation
  • Obtaining and maintaining orphan drug designation
  • Primarily focused on EU but will provide a global perspective as well

Benefits to delegates

  • Acquire key information about regulatory processes intended to expedite early access to innovative medicines
  • Get practical advice on how to prepare and manage orphan submissions
  • Get first-hand insights on how to get the best from orphan drug regulations
  • Meet and learn from experts in the field and share the experiences of fellow delegates
  • Learn by doing – participate in case studies and interactive sessions
  • Build a network to support the rest of your career
  • Take a course designed by professionals for professionals with a proven track record

CPD: This course provides 8 CPD hours upon successful completion
To learn more about why Continuing Professional Development is important, visit our Lifelong Learning page.

Programme

Download a copy of the programme here.

 

Suitable for

  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals who are interested in biotechnology and innovative medicines
  • Those who are working for organisations that are targeting medicine innovation
ON Helix 20: Transforming New Medicine Discovery

ON Helix 20: Transforming New Medicine Discovery

 

ON HELIX 2020: Transforming new medicine discovery

Registration LIVE

This One Nucleus flagship Cambridge conference ON Helix brings our network together to present and discuss the main innovation and technology trends in therapeutics research and development. The impact of new science and the challenges faced in translating them in new healthcare products is debated through a mix of plenary sessions focusing on innovation, parallel workshops and networking.

Throughout the one and a half-days, the plenary sessions will see speakers address the latest innovations and technologies in an evolving therapeutic environment whilst the parallel workshops are dedicated to some of their business challenges as detailed below.

Full details of the conference can be found at onhelix.com

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Programme

ON Helix Keynote Plenary Sessions:

  • Transforming R&D with Patients
  • Cambridge Biotech – Back to the Future II
  • The Business Models of Therapeutic Research
  • Biotech Rising Stars Showcase

ON Helix Programme Session:

Five, one hour sessions will develop various elements of how Life Science R&D models are evolving with experts’ presentations and panel discussions. Topics will include:

  • Transforming Drugs with Diagnostics
  • Unlocking the Undruggable Space
  • Surpassing Current Pre-Clinical Models
  • Manufacturing New Modalities
  • Backing Health Claims in a Sophisticated Therapeutics Game

ON Helix Workshops:

In parallel to the five programme sessions, our network experts will run workshops dedicated to the business challenges of our evolving R&D models:

  • Navigating Research Funding
  • Medical Communication of the Future
  • Facilities to Support Evolving R&D Models
  • Multi-Disciplinarity vs Expertise – the 21st Century Scientist
  • Building the Dream Preclinical Dataset

On Helix Detailed programme:

Day One |13 July 2020

12.30  Registration

13:30  Welcome

13:45  Keynote Speakers
Whether it’s the rise of precision medicine or the increase of technology components in healthcare delivery these presentations will review their impact on Research and Development in the pharmaceutical industry.

Opening panel discussion – Transforming R&D with Patients
The patients we’re all are, are invaluable resources to improve the way we approach R&D. This session should highlight some examples of this and how patients are getting back at the heart of R&D.

15:30  Tea/Coffee Break

16:00 Transforming Drugs with Diagnostics – Plenary Session
With the promise for earlier interventions and better patients’ segmentation, diagnostics have the potential to disturb the way therapeutics are delivered. This session will showcase three examples of diagnostics influence in therapeutics drug development.

16:00  Workshop – Thinking medical communication early enough. For your investors, collaborators and own interest.

17:00  Cambridge Biotech: Back to the Future II

Nick McCooke

18:15  Drinks Reception

19:30 Close

 

Day Two |14 July 2020

08:30  Registration

08:55  Welcome back

09:00  Keynote speaker
A case study of a successful new modality drug development.

Akshay Vaishnaw, President Research and Development Alnylam

Panel Discussion – The Business Models of Research
New modalities, sophistication of data health claims, global and more complex markets, pharmas business models are evolving but what about their R&D models? What will be key to lead tomorrow’s therapeutics development? This panel session will discuss some elements of answer on:

  • Strategic approaches in therapeutic areas from niche to cross indications
  • The specialisation in technologies elements and how data is taking a leading role in R&D

10:15  Tea/Coffee Break

10:45  Unlocking the Undruggable Space – Plenary Session
A session to review current limitations in targets addressed and presentations on solutions to unlock them.

Benedict Cross, Phoremost

10:45  Workshop – Facilities to support growth

11:45  Surpassing Current pre-clinical Models – Plenary Session
A session to review the current progresses and limitations of innovative pre-clinical models.

11:45  Workshop – PMultidisciplinarity vs Expertise – the 21st century scientist

12:45 – Lunch

13:45  Manufacturing New Modalities – Plenary Session
A session to review what will be needed to shift paradigm in therapeutics development especially in the cell and gene therapy space

13:45  Workshop – Early stage research – what public funding is available and how to access it.

14:45  Backing Health Claims in a Sophisticated Therapeutics Game – Plenary Session
With a more diverse and costly pool of therapeutics, how to build more robust evidence to back health claim for regulatory, payers and patients.

14:45  Workshop – Your pre-clinical dataset in a nutshell

15:45  Tea/Coffee Break

16:15  Closing panel – Who Will Lead the Future of New Modalities?
We’re seeing an increasing fight for acquisition from pharma and service companies to lead next generation therapeutics development, this panel will review some of these big deals and how they may impact the industry.


Please contact aline@onenucleus.com with any questions regarding the 2020 programme

Venue: Granta Centre, Granta Park, Cambridge

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Genetic Analysis of Mendelian and Complex Disorders 2020

Genetic Analysis of Mendelian and Complex Disorders 2020

Genetic Analysis of Mendelian and Complex Disorders 2020

 

Learn state-of-the-art statistical analysis techniques for genetic data collected on related and unrelated individuals

Summary

This intensive, residential, computational course is aimed at scientists actively involved in genetic analysis of either rare (Mendelian) or complex human traits who anticipate using state-of-the-art statistical analysis techniques on genetic data collected on related and unrelated individuals.The programme provides a comprehensive overview of the statistical methods currently used to map disease susceptibility genes in humans and non-model organisms with an emphasis on data collected on families or populations (which should often be considered a collection of large families).

This is a small residential course, with a low student to instructor ratio, personalized attention, and the instructors actively involved throughout the week. Students present on their own research to the group and receive constructive criticism particularly pertaining to study design and analysis. This course is unique among statistical genetics courses in that it concentrates on approaches that capitalize on families or a combination of families and unrelated individuals in the post-GWAS era.

Why does this course emphasize family data?

In the GWAS and post-GWAS era, gene mapping has concentrated on analysis of unrelated individuals due to simplicity and convenience. However, these approaches tend to treat any relatedness among individuals as a nuisance to be adjusted away rather than a benefit to be exploited. Furthermore, researchers are increasingly aware that the use of unrelated individuals has limitations that family data can overcome. Family studies have many advantages in gene mapping:

  1. They are extremely powerful in situations where unrelated individuals lack power (e.g., when rare variants underlie the aetiology) since related affecteds are more likely to share the same disease predisposing gene than unrelated affecteds.
  2. They overcome confounding factors such as population stratification and allow better modelling of environmental factors.
  3. They allow the examination of a wealth of nuanced genetic models.
  4. They provide ways to rule out artefacts and false associations that can plague genetic analyses. This course will enable participants to make better use of their data that may include related individuals.

During this course, discussions of the latest statistical methodology are complemented by practical hands-on computer exercises using state-of-the-art software. The statistical principles behind each method will be carefully explained so that participants with a non-statistical background can understand and better interpret their results. Note, however, that the bioinformatics pipelines for calling variants from next generation sequencing data are not covered; the focus of this course is on the downstream analysis of the called variants.

Target audience
This course is aimed primarily at advanced Ph.D. students and post-docs who are early in their careers, whose projects involve data that could be analysed by the methods covered in this course. Since we emphasize methods for handling family data, there is a preference for candidates who have some family data or who are likely to have access to family data in the near future. Programming experience is not required, but candidates without prior experience with the Unix/Linux/Mac command line will be expected to read through a tutorial on this topic prior to the course.

Programme

The programme will discuss fundamental issues needed to increase success in gene mapping studies including:

1. Why families?

  • Contrasting family and population study designs
  • Practical aspects of collecting family data

2. Association analysis in samples of unrelated and related individuals

  • Linear mixed models (LMM, aka variance components)

3. Linkage analysis as an effective tool for gene mapping in the post-GWAS era
4. Quality control strategies

  • When only using unrelateds
  • When families are included

5. Using families in order to move beyond simple genetic models
6. Haplotyping using GWAS and sequencing data
7. Analysis of rare traits using sequencing data from families
8. Risk prediction, meta-analysis, and other post-GWAS analyses using families

Teaching will take the form of lectures by invited expert speakers, informal tutorials, hands-on computer sessions, and analysis of example disease data sets. Our interactive and intensive educational programme will enable researchers to better carry out sophisticated statistical analyses of genetic data, and will also improve their interpretation and understanding of the results. All the software used is freely available, so that skills learned can be easily applied after the course. After the course, participants will be provided with a virtual machine copy of the computer used during the course, so that back at their home institutions they can easily explore the computer exercises and example data sets in greater detail.

To ensure that participants get personalized constructive advice, particularly pertaining to the study design and analysis plan for their own research, each participant will give a short presentation about his or her own research project, either planned or in progress.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the course, participants can expect to:

  • Understand the use of family and population data in genetic analyses and determine in what ways family data would be useful in their own research projects.
  • Have a deeper understanding of optimal study design and power, and to be able to critically evaluate the design and power of their own research projects.
  • Understand current best statistical approaches, and under which conditions their use is appropriate or inappropriate, and thus determine the most suitable statistical methods for their own research projects.
  • Be able to use current software to analyse real family and population data and to interpret the results, including quality control, association and linkage testing, and fine mapping approaches.
Course instructors
Dan Weeks (Course Organiser)

Dan Weeks (Course Organiser)
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Heather Cordell

Heather Cordell
Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, UK

Simon Heath

Simon Heath
Centre Nacional d’Anàlisi Genòmica (CNAG), Spain

Janet Sinsheimer

Janet Sinsheimer
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Eric Sobel

Eric Sobel
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Joe Terwilliger

Joe Terwilliger
Columbia University, New York, USA

Guest Instructors

Najaf Amin

Najaf Amin
Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Bogdan Pasaniuc

Bogdan Pasaniuc
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Guest speakers

Sara Brown

Sara Brown
University of Dundee, UK

Markus Perola

Markus Perola
University of Helsinki, Finland

Ingo Ruczinski

Ingo Ruczinski
Johns Hopkins University, USA

Cost and bursaries
*Course fee £995 This is a residential course and the fee includes all accommodation and meals.

*The course fee is subsidised by Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences and applies to non-commercial applicants. Please contact us for the commercial fee.

Bursaries
Limited bursaries are available (up to 50% reduction on the course fee) and are awarded on merit. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please complete the bursary section of the online application form.

Where there are many bursary applications, the selection committee may issue smaller amounts.

Bursaries can be applied for as part of the course application form. Applicants will be notified of a bursary award along with their place on the course, usually within one month of the application deadline. The decision of the selection committee is final.

Please note that both the applicant and sponsor are required to provide a justification for the bursary as part of the application.

Additional funding opportunities
Visit our support page for additional financial support currently available.


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How to apply

Prerequisites
Applicants should be advanced Ph.D. students and post-docs who are early in their careers, whose projects involve data that could be analysed by the methods covered in this course. Since we emphasize methods for handling family data, there is a preference for candidates who have some family data or who are likely to have access to family data in the near future. Programming experience is not required, but candidates without prior experience with the Unix/Linux/Mac command line will be expected to read through a tutorial on this topic prior to the course.

How to Apply
Please click the Apply button above to begin the online application process. Places are limited and will be awarded on merit. If you have any problems with the online application process, please contact us.

Please note: Applications must be supported by a recommendation from a scientific or clinical sponsor (e.g. supervisor, line manager or head of department). A request for a supporting statement will be sent to your nominated sponsor automatically during the application process. Applicants must ensure that their sponsor provides this supporting statement by the application deadline. Applications without a supporting statement cannot be considered.

Travel visas
Successful applicants will be provided with a support letter for their visa application, if required.

Please visit the following websites for further information on visiting the UK:

Testimonials

Feedback from the 2019 course:

“This was the most intellectually engaging course and particularly relevant to my research work I ever attended.”

“This is an excellent course covering a wide range of topics and taught by inspirational instructors. I have learnt so much and am now buzzing with new ways I can possibly analyze my data.”

“Fantastic faculty, great staff:student ratio, great invited speakers programme.”

“I came away from this course feeling exhausted and elated at the same time! I have a much firmer grasp on all the topics covered than I had before, and a greater confidence in my own knowledge and ability. Really looking forward to sharing what I have learnt with my colleagues. Thank you for letting me be a part of this experience!”

“The course was excellent.”

“Thank you for all the time and hard work put in by the instructors and speakers – it was a fascinating and inspirational course.”

“Thank you for an excellent course!”

World Congress on  Rare Diseases & Orphan Drugs 2020

World Congress on Rare Diseases & Orphan Drugs 2020

About the 10th World Congress on Rare Diseases & Orphan Drugs

Rare Diseases Congress Organizing Committee is happy to invite all the participants to attend  “10th World Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs”  being held during July 22-23, 2020 at Barcelona, Spain which includes keynote presentations, special sessions, workshops, symposiums, oral talks,  poster presentation and exhibitions in the fields of Rare diseases and Orphan drugs. The Conference highlights the theme “Novel Advancements in the Research and Treatment of Rare Diseases”.

What is a rare disease?

A rare disease is a health condition that affects a small number of people compared with other prevalent diseases in the general population.  They are characterized by a wide diversity of disorders and symptoms that differs not only from disease to disease but also from individual to individual patient suffering from the same disease. About 80% of these disorders have predictable genetic origins while the others are the result of infections, allergies, neurological related and environmental causes. A medicinal product developed for the treatment of a Rare Disease is an Orphan Drug. Under regular market environments the pharmaceutical industry has little attention in evolving and marketing products of Orphan Drugs proposed for only a small number of patients.

Scope of the World Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs conference:

The majority of around 800 million people with other Rare Diseases, including 100,000 children born with thalassemia annually receive no treatment. With the help of this conference and the recent advancements and research done on this rare diseases and orphan drugs will reduces the death counts   throughout the world.

Target Audience:

  • Infectious Diseases Specialist
  • Scientists
  • Researches
  • Students
  • Medical devices manufacturing companies
  • Health care professionals
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Neurologists
  • Virologists
  • Pathologists
  • Orphan drug companies
  • Patient groups

Rare Diseases 2020 is intended to honor prestigious award for talented Young researchersScientistsYoung InvestigatorsPost-Graduate studentsPost-doctoral fellowsTrainees, Junior faculty in recognition of their outstanding contribution towards the conference theme. The Young Scientist Awards make every effort in providing a strong professional development opportunity for early career academicians by meeting experts to exchange and share their experiences on all aspects of Rare Diseases.

Young Research’s Awards at Rare Diseases 2020 for the Nomination:

Young Researcher Forum – Outstanding Masters/Ph.D./Post Doctorate thesis work Presentation and only 25 presentations acceptable at the Rare Diseases Congress 2020.

YRF Registration Benefits:

  • Young Scientist Award recongination certificate and memento to the winners
  • Rare Diseases Congress 2020 provides best Platform for your research through oral presentations.
  • Learn about career improvement with all the latest technologies by networking.
  • Provide an opportunity for research interaction and established senior investigators across the globe in the field of Rare Diseases.
  • It’s a great privilege for young researchers to learn about the research areas for expanding their research knowledge.

YRF Registration Deadline

  • Till December 30 – $399
  • Till January 30 – $499
  • Till February 28 – $599

Why attend World Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs?

Rare Diseases Congress 2020 is giving a worldwide stage to analysts that afford new insights into the concealed rare diseases.  These diseases are responsible for rising healthcare costs, lost productivity, and long-term disability. This conference will feature a global audience of scientific leaders, academia and health care professionals, and Orphan Drugs experts who are going to discuss today’s emerging treatments and diagnostics. By bringing together the rare diseases community, presenting the latest developments and identifying unmet treatment needs.  It is designed to provide an educational forum that stimulates clinical, research, government and patient communities to create a coordinated and comprehensive approach for advancing the implementation of research, clinical care, care delivery coordination and other public health interventions critical to enhan​ced outcomes in Rare Diseases.

Sessions / Tracks

Track 1: Rare Diseases in Neurology

Neurological disorders are the diseases associated with the spine, brain and the nerves that connect them. It affects the body nervous system. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome, Acarida syndrome are few rare neurological disorders to specify. The central nervous system affected by Rare Neurological Disorders usually develops in infancy and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. There are various kinds of symptoms which are categorized in three main stages that provide a general basis for diagnosing individuals with LS. The symptoms of the stage I are characterised as stunted growth, vomiting, and diarrhoea.  Symptoms exhibited in stage II are example such as optic atrophy, uncoordinated movement, dystonia, hypotonia, and peripheral neuropathy. The symptoms of stage III are dysarthria, acute muscle and dysphagia, atrophy is common, with death being the outcome. It is necessary to study the physiological defects of brain and muscle structures in LS for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Relevant Conferences: Rare Diseases Conferences | Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs Conferences 2020 | Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health Care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conferences | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conferences 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conferences 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conferences 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conferences 2020 Canada

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons.

Track 2Rare Mental and Behavioural Disorders

Abnormality is also called as dysfunctional behaviour which refers to the behavioural characteristic assigned to those with conditions regarded as rare or dysfunctional. Behaviour is considered to be abnormal when it is atypical or out of the normal or usual, it consists of unpleasant behaviour, and results in deterioration in the individual’s functioning. Abnormality is one, which is considered as different from specific ethical social and cultural expectations. These expectations are broadly dependent on age, gender, traditional and societal categorizations. The definition of abnormal behaviour is an often debated issue in abnormal psychology because of these subjective variables.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 3Rare Pediatrics Diseases

The majority of rare diseases affect children, most of whom have an underlying genetic cause for their condition. However, making a molecular diagnosis with current technologies and knowledge is often still a challenge. Pediatric genomics is rapidly evolving field but it is not well developed, that tackles this problem by incorporating next-generation sequencing technologies, especially whole-exome sequencing and whole-genome sequencing, into research and clinical workflows. This difficult multidisciplinary approach, combined with the ascending availability of population genetic data variation, has already resulted in an increased discovery rate of causative genes and in improved diagnosis of rare pediatric disease. Substantially, for affected individual family members, a good and thorough understanding of the genetic basis of rare disease translates to more perfect prognosis, management, surveillance and genetic advice; stimulates research into new therapies; and enables provision of better support.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons.

Track 4Immunological Rare Diseases

The immune system is delegated to defend the body from attacks from outside or inside. Many diseases can affect immune system reducing its ability to defend self or inducing an abnormal response against external or internal antigensRare diseases affecting immune system present some issue in common with other rare diseases and some peculiarities due to the huge variability in the disease’s expression. However, a correct estimation of the epidemiology of rare disorders is necessary for evaluating the prognosis and the responses to new therapies, for planning proper public health services, and finally to establish fair and sustainable prices for innovative medicines. The immune system is delegated to defend the body from attacks from outside or inside. Many diseases can affect immune system reducing its ability to defend self or inducing an abnormal response against external or internal antigens.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 5Rare Diseases in Nephrology

Many rare diseases affect the kidneys and the urinary system, some limited to the urinary system itself (e.g., membranous nephropathy), and some part of a condition (e.g., AL port syndrome) that causes additional symptoms in other organ systems. With varying degrees of severity, these diseases can affect different parts of the urinary system (kidney glomerulus, kidney tubules, urinary tract, etc.) causing numerous symptoms. Several of these diseases occur in the context of inflammation and autoimmune disease (e.g., Good pasture syndrome). Many rare types of vasculitis can also cause major kidney problems (e.g., Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis). Disorders of kidney development, kidney metabolism, or substance transport within the kidney also exist. Some are directly heritable diseases caused by genetic defects (e.g., cystinuria). Rare diseases can cause acute kidney damage (which may be repairable), but more often result in chronic kidney disease.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

 Track 6Rare Dermatological Disorders 

Skin disorders differ significantly in indications and brutality. Rare skin diseases are mostly genetic. Genodermatoses are genetic skin disorders with cutaneous expression.  The Genodermatoses & Rare Skin Diseases therapeutic centres targeted mainly genodermatoses with a high effect on quality of life of patients and of their families and leading to a huge social handicap. There are many rare skin diseases like Atopic dermatitis(categorized by chronic inflammation of the skin), Epidermolysis Bullosa (inherited disorders in which the skin and mucous crusts are very delicate that the lightest touch can cause very painful), Icthyosis (dry, thickened, scaling skin)..

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 7Rare Oncology Disorder

The many different types of rare oncological diseases include tumors of the body and hematological disorders of the blood. Although individually these malignancies are rare, as a group, they represent a significant majority of people with cancer.Certain characteristics of these malignancies differentiate them from more common types of cancer. Often, the cancer begins in a type of cell that only rarely becomes cancerous. This can happen in organs that are otherwise common sites of cancer growth. For example, although breast cancer is not a rare disease, angiosarcoma of the breast, which arises in the inner lining of blood vessels, is a rare cancer..

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 8Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System

These diseases occur very rarely, consisting of fluid-filled channels they are non-malignant masses or spaces thought to be caused by the abnormal development of the lymphatic system. These formations are usually detectable at birth or after two years of age. Lymphatic malformations can affect any part of the body (except the brain), but they most commonly affect the head and neck. When recognized at birth that is congenital, lymphatic malformations tend to be soft, spongy, non-tender masses. The most common symptoms and lymphatic malformations severity differs depending upon the size and specific location of the malformation. Some lymphatic malformations can be massive or huge Lymphatic malformations can potentially cause functional impairment of nearby structures or organs and disfigurement of affected areas Irrespective of size.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

 Track 9Rare Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases

Metabolism is the chemical process which our body uses to transform the food we eat into the form energy or fuel that keeps us alive and energetic too. When the metabolism processes fails a metabolic disorder causes and results in the body to have either too high or too little of the essential materials needed to stay healthy. Our body is very sensitive to mistakes or errors in metabolism. The body must have amino acids and many types of proteins to perform all its metabolic functions.  Calcium, potassium, and sodium ions are utilized by our brain to generate electrical impulses and to send signals, and also lipids and fatty acids to maintain a healthy nervous system.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 10Rare Gynaecological and Obstetrical Diseases

Gestational Diseases (GTD) may be defined as bunch of rare diseases that develop within the womb throughout an abnormal physiological condition. It happens once when abnormal cells or tumours grow inside the tissues that are square measure shaped following conception that may unremarkably surround the embryo and transform the placenta. Redness is caused by Acute venereal disease which might result in the Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (perihepatitis that causes higher right quadrant pain). Infection may become chronic, which are characterised by intermittent exacerbations and remissions

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic SystemOrphanetEuropean Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;

USA: Rare Diseases International;  Emirates Rare Diseases Association;  The Every Life Foundation for Rare Diseases;  The Ryan FoundationCanadian Society for ImmunologyNational Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: Rare Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of ThailandThe Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 11Treatment and Advanced Therapies for Rare Diseases

Diagnosis and the treatment of a rare disease become complex because of the circumstances that numerous health care providers may have restricted involvement with the identification of the disease condition with the diagnosis of rare diseases. Additionally, analysis before manifestation onset or diagnosis early stage in the disease can be challenging. Biopharmaceutical experts in the field have utilized new advances and the developing investigative comprehension of many rare diseases to develop and diagnose ground breaking therapies over the last 10 years. In 2015 alone, about half (47%) of novel latest drug approvals were for rare diseases. Disease specific therapies need to be developed for productive results in treatment of Rare Diseases.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 12Orphan Drugs Potentiality

An orphan drug is referred medicinal agent which has been developed to treat a rare medical illness or situation, the condition itself being defined to as a rare disease. Rare disease, also known as an “orphan disease”, is any type of disease which affects a small percentage of the population. Majority of rare diseases are genetic, and hence are present throughout the individual’s entire life, even if symptoms don’t appear immediately. Many rare diseases appear early in life, and about 30 % of children with rare diseases will die before getting 5 year old. With only a solo diagnosed patient, ribose-5-phosphate isomerase deficiency is presently considered to be the rarest genetic disease. No single cut-offs number has been decided upon for which a disease is considered rare. An illness may be considered rare in one part of the world, or in a group of people, but still be common in another country or group of people. According to a research over 55 million people are estimated to suffer from a rare disease in Europe and in the US, global estimates are between 5000 to 7000 rare diseases and new rare diseases are revealed every week and for many treatments is not available.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 13Rare Diseases in Blood stream

Breakdown in regular process of blood cell growth and development leads to the cell types production in abnormally large quantities or in abnormal form. Some rare blood disorders especially those that are gene-based are easy to identify with a simple test, while others require substantial analyst work to successfully diagnose. Due to the large number of blood conditions common and uncommon, haematologists tend to be skilled investigators because they need to be specialists in differential diagnosis. This leads to blood cancers or other blood disorders. The most common blood cancers include leukemia, lymphomas, and multiple myeloma. There are few common blood disorders also. These include various myeloproliferative neoplasms, histiocytosis, and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 14Rare Diseases of Endocrine System

Even though numerous endocrine system illnesses such as diabetes, thyroid, and osteoporosis are among the utmost common and well known medical conditions, some patients who have been referred to an endocrinologist will require treatment for a rare disease. Numbers of these rare diseases are dangerous and lead to myriad sequelae and secondary diseases. Gland-based hormonal imbalances resulting in developmental abnormalities and related complications are among these diseases, weight regulation issues and physical abnormalities and frequent carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic endocrine-related tumour disorders (e.g., multiple endocrine neoplasia, neuroendocrine cancer adrenocortical carcinoma, papillary thyroid carcinoma, primary thyroid lymphoma). Rare endocrine diseases can potentially impact any organ system, however.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 15Rare Musculoskeletal Diseases

A wide range of rare conditions involve the musculoskeletal system. Some, like Duchenne muscular dystrophy, arise from genetic problems in the muscles themselves, while others involve the nerves (e.g., Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease), motor neurons (e.g., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS]), or the bones (e.g., osteogenesis imperfecta). Problems in other part of the body—such as mitochondrial disease or a metabolic disease like carnitine deficiency can also lead to major problems with these systems. Many individuals are familiar with some of these conditions. Nonetheless, treatment options remain limited although extensive research may soon change that.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 16Rare Hereditary Diseases

Researchers have made dramatic inroads into the study of polygenic and other complex human diseases, due in large part to knowledge of the human genome sequence, the generation of widespread markers of genetic variation, and the development of new technologies that allow investigators to associate disease phenotypes with genetic loci. Although polygenic diseases are more common than single-gene disorders, studies of monogenic diseases provide an invaluable opportunity to learn about underlying molecular mechanisms, thereby contributing a great deal to our understanding of all forms of genetic disease.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 17Orphan Medicinal Products

Orphan medicinal products are intended for the analysis, prevention or treatment of dangerous or very serious conditions that affect no more than 5 in 10,000 people in the European Union. Patients suffering from rare diseases deserve the same quality of treatment as other patients within the European Union. Given the small numbers of patients affected by rare diseases, the pharmaceutical industry has been unwilling in the past to invest in the research and development of medicinal products to treat them. The EU introduced new legislation in 2000 with the aim of providing incentives for the development of medicines for rare diseases (so-called orphan medicinal products).

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 18: Economic aspects of Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs

Economic difficulties related to the prevention, analysis and treatment of Rare Diseases and production of Orphan Drugs are presented compensating particular attention to the costs of financing treatment, including the issue of its repayment, which is an important and difficult to solve economic problem of the health care system. Cumulative pressures on health care financial plan have led to a rising attention in the use of economic evaluation in reimbursement decisions for Orphan Drugs and other health technologies

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada |

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeons

Track 19Orphan Drugs strategies and developmental trends

As per the recent researches, the orphan drug market is now opening to display trends seen in traditional pharma markets. The numbers of orphan drug approvals have increased in recent years. Both novel agents and new indications serve as the primary drivers of this recent orphan drug growth. The new business model of orphan drugs could offer a cohesive healthcare resolution that enables pharma companies to develop newer areas of therapeutics, analysis, treatment, monitoring, and patient support. Additionally, the development of orphan drugs is faced with some challenges that are unique to rare diseases. In spite of the challenges, creative Competitive Intelligence (CI) strategies can provide an attentive and improved method for the successful development of orphan drugs.

Relevant Conferences: Infectious Diseases Conferences | Infection Conferences | Epidemiology Conferences | Public Health Conferences | Health care Conferences | Orphan Drugs Conference | Inherited Rare Diseases Conferences | Immune Deficiency Conferences | Pathogenesis Conferences | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Asia | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Europe | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 USA | Rare Diseases Conference 2020 Canada .

7th International Congress on Infectious Diseases February 24-25, 2020 BerlinGermany; 8th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs June 24-25, 2020 RomeItaly; 16th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control September 16-17, 2020 DubaiUAE; 12th Euro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases October 05-06, 2020 ViennaAustria; 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases November 23-24, 2020 RomeItaly; 1st Global Congress on Epidermolysis Bullosa  January 19-20, 2020 LondonUKThe European IPF Patient Summit April 24-26, 2020 WarsawPoland;  The Global Orphan Drug Conference and Expo April 29- May 01, 2020 Oxon Hill, MarylandUSARare Drug Development Symposium June 11-20, 2020, PennsylvaniaUSARare Patient Advocacy Summit September 21-23, 2020 CaliforniaUSA

Relevant Societies:

Europe: European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases;  European Organisation for Rare Diseases;  Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Centre (GARD);  European Academy of Neurology;  European Academy of Rare Diseases(EARD)European Society of Rare Disease Oncology(ERDO)European Society of Rare Disease PathologistsEuropean Society of Dermatologist;  European Confederation of Primary  Health CareEuropean Academy of Rare Pediatric DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare Mental and Behavioural DisordersEuropean Society for Immunological  Rare  DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Infectious DiseasesEuropean Society of Rare  Neonatal and Intensive CareAssociations for European Rare Diseases and Congenital CardiologyEuropean Rare Diseases AssociationEuropean Society for Rare Diseases of Lymphatic System.

USA: National Organization for Rare Disorders;  Rare Disease FoundationRare Diseases InternationalEmirates Rare Diseases AssociationThe Every Life Foundation for Rare DiseasesAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug  AssociationAmerican Rare Diseases SocietyChildren’s Hospital AssociationNorth Carolina Rare Diseases SocietyGeorgia Rare Diseases Practice Managers AssociationAcademic Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationAmerican Society of Rare Diseases Oncology;  Northeast Rare Diseases  Cardiology Nurses AssociationRare Disease of Neurology AssociationAmerican Association of Behavioural DisordersAmerican Association for immunologyAmerican Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug AssociationsBurlington Rare Diseases AssociationAssociation of  Rare Child Neurology Nurses.

Asia Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Alliance of Rare Disease Organisations;  International Rare Diseases Research ConsortiumRare Diseases Society Singapore;  Organization for Rare diseases IndiaRare Voices AustraliaRare Diseases Society BangladeshThe Malaysian Rare Diseases AssociationAsia pacific Rare Diseases AssociationTaiwanese Association of Rare DiseasesKorean Association of Rare DiseasesVietnam Association of Rare DiseasesIndonesian Society of Rare Diseases Surgeon.

Market Analysis

Rare Disease Treatment Market size is experience significant growth from 2019 to 2025. Increasing prevalence of rare diseases across the world will stimulate rare disease treatment market growth in the coming years. Rare diseases or orphan diseases are conditions that affect a small percentage of population at any given time. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), an orphan disease is defined as a disease or condition affecting less than 200,000 people in the country. Orphan Drugs Act under the U.S. legislation allows manufacturer to request FDA to grant an orphan drug status to drugs intended to treat a rare disease or condition.

The Objective of the “Global Rare Disease Drugs Market” report is to depict the trends and upcoming for the Rare Disease Drugs industry over the forecast years. Rare Disease Drugs Market report data has been gathered from industry specialist/experts. Although the market size of the market is studied and predicted from 2019 to 2028 mulling over 2016 as the base year of the market study. Attentiveness for the market has increased in recent decades due to development and improvement in the innovation

Additionally, rising investment in rare diseases treatment categories and introduction of new drugs will boost the market growth in the coming years. For instance, more than 560 drugs are in development for the treatment of rare disease. Therapies in development include treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple myeloma, cystic fibrosis and enzyme deficiency disorders. Rising government initiatives for spreading awareness regarding rare diseases along with presence of suitable healthcare infrastructure in developed and developing economies will drive the industry growth.

Market Research Growth on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs

Nearly there are 7,000 different types of Rare Diseases and disorders it has estimated that 30 million people in the United States, 30 million in Europe and 350 million people over the globe suffer from Rare Diseases. Four by fifth of Rare Diseases are genetic in origin, among them affected individuals 50% of them will be children. The Rare Diseases are distributed in such a way that four fifth of the cases accounted by some 350 Rare Diseases. About only 5% of rare diseases are having approved drug treatment with only 326 new drugs being approved from the FDA and brought in to the market.

In 2018, Orphan Drug sales were of the order of 93 billion. Orphan Drugs represented 35% of the industry’s new drug approvals. The genetic diseases are subdivided by therapeutic area, which was leading the global market in the past will show similar traction in the coming next eight years. This segment is anticipated to be valued at US$ 56,241 by the end of 2025. According to Statistics of MRC, the Global Orphan Drug market is estimated at $145.89 million in 2018 and is expected to reach $265.63 million by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 10.5% from 2018 to 2022.

Major Associations Associated with Rare Diseases Research:

Major Universities Associated with Rare Diseases Research

Major Companies Associated with Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs

Summary:

Rare Diseases are that affects a small percentage of the population all over the world. An Orphan Disease is Rare Diseases with a lack of a market large enough to gain support and sources for discovering treatments for it, with advances to research in orphan diseases advantageous conditions to creating and selling such treatments. Rare diseases are genetic and are present throughout the entire life of individual suffering, even if symptoms do not immediately appear. Many Rare Diseases seems to appear early in life, and about 30% of children affecting with rare pediatric diseases will die before getting 5 year old. Rare Diseases are generally genetic and so they chronic. It is estimates that at least 80% of them have identified genetic origins. Other Rare Diseases are the result of infections and allergies or it may be due to degenerative and proliferative causes and discovering the well-advanced treatments in Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs.

Past Conference Report

Rare Diseases Congress- 2019

9th World Congress on Rare diseases and orphan Drugs which is held in the leading global city BerlinGermany  attracting  country’s economic and cultural hub and one of Europe’s main financials  and industrial capitals.

Pediatricians, Researchers, physicians, students and other healthcare professionals gathered from all over the world gathered to participate in the Rare Diseases and Orphan drugs 2019, Conference at Berlin, Our Conference covered the novel research in the field of rare Diseases. Rare diseases and Orphan Drugs 2019 conference was organized by Conference series llc ltd.

The goal of Rare Diseases Conference is to provide a platform for the international relationships among the researchers involved in the field of Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs 2019.

Rare Diseases Conference started with opening ceremony and followed by the Honourable guests, Keynote talk & plenary sessions by renowned speakers. The list includes.

vesna aleksovska,International Gaucher Alliance, Macedonia

Shmuel Prints, NDC Medicine,Israe

Wafaa Ahmed Zahran, Menoufia University, Egypt

Our sincere thanks to the moderator, Chair & Co-Chairs for flawless execution of the conference program. The list as follows:

Stef Stienstra, Dutch Armed Forces, Netherlands

Rare Diseases Conference team would like to extend our gratitude to the poster judge Prof. Prashanthi Rayapati, STEM Researcher, USA  with the huge success of Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug 2019, Conference Series LLC LTD is proud to announce the “10th World Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs ”  to be held during July 22 -23, 2020 at BarcelonaSpain.

International conference on virology and rare diseases 20

International conference on virology and rare diseases 20

International conference on virology and rare diseases 20

On behalf of this conference meeting, it is my gratefulness to invite all of scientists to attend conference on virology and rare diseases

Dear Professors/Researchers/Students,

Warm Greetings to you from Genoteq conferences. I am happy to share with you that “International conference on virology and rare diseases “during, July 27-28 2020 at Berlin Germany. The theme of the conference: Spotlight on advancements of virology and therapy for rare disease

For further details

(http://inivosinternational.com/virology/)

This inspiring three-day event is specifically for virology and rare diseases with an interest who would like to develop their confidence and skills in their research. The conference will provide a supportive and constructive learning environment in which you will begin to develop your ideas into a research proposal.

International conference on virology and rare diseases 20 – what will you learn?

In brief following topics are going to be discussed:

• General Virology And Their Transmission

• Viral Pathogenesis

• Molecular virology

• Veterinary Virology

• Advances In Antimicrobial Vaccines

• Infectious Diseases

A anticipates a huge number of participants all around the globe with thought provoking Keynote lectures, Oral and Poster presentations, Symposium and workshops. This conference meets with outstanding keynote speakers and well known leading scientists and experts from around the globe will be expected to share their knowledge.

I hope this is the best opportunity to actively participate and grab the fundamentals in which is the latest trend in Academics

(Requesting you to share this information among your PhD Scholars, Faculty Members and Students at your prestigious Institute)

Tickets are available through Eventbrite here

 

Orphan Drugs, Rare Diseases Conference 2020

Orphan Drugs, Rare Diseases Conference 2020

The 2020 Genetics Summit – Virtual Event by My City Med

The 2020 Genetics Summit – Virtual Event by My City Med

The 2020 Genetics Summit – Virtual Event

Powered by My City Med, we’re following up the first ever virtual event for the rare community, The Rare Fair, with the first ever virtual genetics event – The Genetics Summit!

Why a virtual event?

The Genetics Summit will bring together the world’s top physicians, researchers, labs and other resources with non-profits and patients in a 100% virtual environment. Now you can network with your peers and fellow patients without travel constraints and costly registration fees.

We’re currently working on our speaker lineup for the Summit and we believe there’s a large knowledge gap in genetics, particularly in the rare community, between the idea of testing and the application of the results in treatment for patients. We’d like to bridge that gap with The Genetics Summit.

Our theme this year is “Treatment Starts with Testing” and we’ll be exploring how mapping and sequencing can impact physician recommendations when it comes to the treatment of certain diagnoses. You don’t want to miss it!

Why should you attend this virtual event?

  • For Rare Patients: Meet with the world’s top geneticists, labs, and non-profits, all ready to support you throughout the process, from testing to treatment. We’ll offer a patient education room to walk you through the testing process so you’ll know what to expect if you decide to pursue testing. Not sure what the difference is between WES and WGS testing? We’ll have experts on hand to explain what’s what and how it affects you.
  • For Researchers: The Genetics Summit is your chance to interact with peers from around the globe, sharing information in poster sessions and roundtable discussions. No travel expenses to justify, no posters to transport, and no costly registration fees. Spend less time traveling and more time interacting with other attendees and building your professional network while sharing your own work and discoveries. *Poster Sessions will be available!
  • For Labs: The Summit offers unprecedented access to non-profits, researchers, and patients seeking to learn more about testing and how they might benefit from sequencing. This is your opportunity to share your expertise and technology with a highly concentrated pool of interested attendees. *Roundtable Sessions will be available!
  • For Non-Profits: We’re bringing you the latest in genetics research and technology to help you meet the needs of your disease group. Learn how you can partner with industry leaders to create a registry or offer mapping and sequencing services to your group. *Non-Profit networking sessions will be available!
  • For Geneticists: Now’s your chance to network with your peers on a global level while building your knowledge base and sharing your expertise. Join us to build your network and learn about new advances while sharing your own experiences.

Interested in sponsoring our event or being an exhibitor?

Book Meetings

Our platform enables attendees to facilitate 1:1 meetings at the event via text, video chat, or audio. Attendee profiles are more robust and allow our partners even more ways to increase brand awareness with your chosen audience segment.

Contact us at info@mycitymed.com to learn more.

Don’t miss this inaugural event that’s sure to become a must-attend!

Who are My City Med?

Find out here https://mycitymed.com/

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Orphan Drugs & Rare Diseases Global Congress 2020

Orphan Drugs & Rare Diseases Global Congress 2020

Orphan Drugs & Rare Diseases Global Congress 2020

On behalf of the operating committee, we are pleased to announce that the Global Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs will be held during August 19-20, 2020 in Boston, USA. Rare Diseases Congress 2020 provides a head interdisciplinary stage for analysts to introduce the most recent research discoveries and portray developing advances, and bearings in uncommon illnesses and vagrant medications issues. The event attempts to contribute to presenting novel research results in all aspects of Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs.

Rare Diseases Congress 2020 provides a platform for scientists, professors, specialists, researchers, students and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in all areas of rare diseases and orphan drugs. The meeting will unite driving scholastic researchers, scientists, Industrial agents Healthcare Professionals and researchers in the space of enthusiasm from around the globe.

The conference aim is to provide a scientific forum for all international prestige scholars across the globe and enable the interactive exchange of knowledge.

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ORPHAN Europe 2020

ORPHAN Europe 2020

Pre-Register for

ORPHAN Europe 2020

(International Conference & Exhibition on  Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases) 

@ London, UK

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/orphan-europe-2020-tickets-22723869706

 

Speaker Proposals are Invited.

Email your abstracts / proposals to info@gravitonevents.org

*Graviton International Terms and Conditions (T&C) applicable

Graviton International is Europe’s leading Business Intelligence, Knowledge, Flagship Awards & Conference producing organisation for connecting Industry Leaders, C-level executives and Business Professionals to brainstorm, share experience, promote business and partake in exclusive power networking session in a flexible and dynamic platform through our research based flagship events in Pharma / Biotech/ IT/ Dental and Business Meetings with headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

The XLP Symposium 2020

The XLP Symposium 2020

XLP Symposium 2020

The XLP Research Trust aims to hold a research symposium every two years. The first meeting was in April 2010 and now planning our 2020 symposium immediately after the ESID 2020 conference.

The symposiums look to bring together medical researchers and clinicians from across the world to present their latest research findings on XLP1 and XIAP and to give time to network together. We’re always had great support from the team at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and the Jeffrey Modell Foundation WIN Program in helping make these important events come together.

We’ve found these events to be a brilliant way of building an informal research community and helping to learn from each other.


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XLP Symposium 2020

The 6th XLP Symposium will be held on Monday 19th October 2020 in central London. This will be immediately after the ESID conference held in Birmingham.

To attend this important event – please purchase a ticket through our friends at Eventbrite.

We’re now inviting researchers and clinicians to submit proposals for papers for the symposium, please download the 1 page Microsoft Word document from.

Please ensure that you return this document by Friday 26th June 2020.

Download: 2020 Speakers Form.

The event will again be held near to Liverpool Street Station in Central London, at SAS UK’s office.

Download: Venue.

Download: Hotels.

This will be our 6th biennial symposium for researchers and clinicians working on XLP1 and XIAP.

CRDN’s RAREfest20 Exhibition

CRDN’s RAREfest20 Exhibition

RAREfest20

A FREE interactive science, technology and arts exhibition alongside talks and films. For the clued-up and the curious, whatever your age

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Heartwarming, uplifting and informative, the world’s first-ever festival on rare diseases drew huge crowds to the Guildhall over the weekend of November 30 & December 1″ – Cambridge Independent News. Click the link to read the article

SAVE THE DATE for RAREfest20!

Free to attend, RAREfest20 is a full day Cambridge Rare Disease Network festival featuring interactive hands-on exhibits showcasing cool science, visionary technology, and pioneering organisations improving lives and bringing hope to those affected by rare diseases.  Alongside the exhibition there’ll be inspiring talks from experts and powerful patient voices, rare disease inspired art and films.

The RAREfest20 exhibition

is the second day of a 2 day festival which aims to provide a window into this relatively unknown area of science and to spark and quench curiosity. Join us at the Cambridge Guildhall, centrally located right on the market square. Open to patients, families, children, students, scientists, researchers, health profressionals, companies, the clued-up and the curious, whatever your age. Everyone’s welcome!

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For a sneak peek of what you can expect, head to our RAREfest18 pages brimming with cool companies, scientists, tech experts, health pros, patients and artists who took part in our first RAREfest exhibition. RAREfest20 exhibitor, speaker and film programme will be released later in the year. See the end of this post if you’d like to get involved. 

RAREfest18 – the highlights

RAREfest18 100% more interested in rare disease imageThe event was absolutely fantastic. It was obvious how much hard work had gone into it and gaining the balance between industry and public interest must have been a tough navigation, which was pulled off unbelievably well.” Steve Smith, Head of Rare Diseases & Gene Therapy, Next Phase Recruitment

“Lots of people we’ve spoken to today are passers-by. They’re out doing their Christmas shopping. That’s wonderful because it means the topic is broadening out to the wider community”. Harriet Gridley, No Isolation AV1 Avatar exhibitor

Why rare diseases?

This area of science and medicine has been neglected for too long, a challenge seemingly too overwhelming and difficult to overcome…3.5 million people with over 8000 rare diseases in the UK alone, 350 million worldwide. But things are changing and progress is picking up a pace and we want to celebrate that with you.

Genomics, genome-sequencing, CRISPR, Artificial Intelligence, robots, powerful patient voices and more research is bringing about a sea change in interest, awareness and hope for a brighter future for those affected.

How many rare diseases do you know?

Did you know that although individually rare, collectively rare diseases affect 1 in 17 people, with over 50% affecting children, many of whom have life-limiting conditions? Did you know there are @3.5 million people in the UK living with a rare disease at some point in their lives? And 350 million worldwide?

In the EU, a disease is classed as ‘rare’ when less than 1 in 2000 people suffers from it. There are between 6,000 – 8,000 discovered rare diseases, including more well known diseases such as Motor Neurone Disease (which Stephen Hawking lived with), ALS (of Ice Bucket fame), Cystic Fibrosis, and Huntingdon’s Disease.  Around 80% of rare diseases are genetically derived.

What about the other 8000? Can you name any others? Do you have a family member, friend or colleague who is affected?  Awareness of rare disease amongst the public and profressionals and the support and treatments available to those affected is sorely lacking and without knowledge and understanding it’s more difficult to make progress. RAREfest20 is the only exhibition gathering all stakeholders with the aim of educating, engaging and empowering people to challenge this status quo. Be the change you want to see in the world and join us!

GETTING INVOLVED IN RAREfest20

Do you have a great idea, research project, company or charity that is working to improve understanding, treatments options, accessibility and awareness for those affected by rare diseases? Do you want to get involved in helping create RAREfest20? We’re looking for exhibitors, speakers, films, and volunteers to get involved on all level.  Does your company want to support the global rare disease community by helping us bring RAREfest20 to the public? Everyone interested, in whatever capacity, can drop us a line at info@camraredisease.org for more information and further discussion. We’d love to have you on board!

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