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Rare Disease Day 2014
28 February 2014, worldwide
The seventh international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS will take place around the globe. On and around this day hundreds of patient organisations from more than 70 countries and regions worldwide are planning awareness-raising activities around the slogan "Join Together for Better Care"
Genomic Disorders 2014: The Genomics of Rare Diseases
5-7 March 2014, University Arms Hotel, Cambridge, UK
Genomic Disorders 2014 will discuss the latest findings on the genomic basis of rare disorders as these can provide such powerful insights into human biology. Genome-wide analyses, including array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) and Whole Exome Sequencing (WES), have been invaluable in discovering the genetic basis of rare disorders and illustrate the heuristic power of humans as a pioneering organism rather than just another model organism. The meeting will focus on how human genome analysis can best assist future clinical practice and patient care. A particular emphasis of this year’s meeting will be on genomics in reproductive medicine, modelling rare disorders in animal models and cells, and interpreting genomic variants in rare diseases.
2nd International Congress on Research of Rare and Orphan Diseases RE(ACT) Congress 2014
5-8 March 2014, Gehry building, St. Johann, Basel, Switzerland
The 2nd international congress on research or rare and orphan disease will be held in the Gehry building on the Novaris Campus in Basel, Switzerland. The conference sessions will explore issues and cutting-edge technologies that affect many adult and pediatric conditions. The aim of the meeting is to promote research on rare and orphan diseases among the general public, industry and policymakers as well as to provide a forum for researchers to meet and pool their knowledge. The underlying objective is to tackle the key issues that need to be addressed if we are to see new and promising therapies and treatments rapidly delivered to patients all around the world.
EPIRARE workshop: national registries of rare disease
5 March 2014, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
- Current National Registries of Rare Diseases (where, what, who, how)
- Institutional initiatives preparing for registries
- The role of Registries in the national plans/strategies
- Integration with NHS
The discussion will focus on :
- Exchange of experiences
- Opportunities for capacity building
ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
25 -29 March 2014, Music City Center and the Omni Nashville Hotel, USA
The ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting – sponsored by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is the scientific meeting you cannot afford to miss in 2014! This premiere gathering of the leaders in the field of genetic and genomic medicine will provide genetics professionals with the opportunity to learn how genetics and genomics are being integrated into your medical or clinical practice. Join your colleagues from around the world who are working to apply research in genetics and the human genome to the diagnosis, management, treatment, discovery and prevention of genetic conditions and both rare and common diseases.
7th European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products
8-10 May 2014, Berlin, Germany
The three-day European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products (ECRD) will provide an opportunity for patients, policy makers, healthcare professionals, industry, payers, regulators, researchers and academics working in the rare disease field to meet and exchange information and ideas. With over 100 speakers and numerous professionals in attendance, the annual conference will cover the latest research, developments in new treatments and information regarding innovations in health care, social care and support at both the European and national levels.