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Rare but Real: Talking Rare Diseases - EURORDIS Policy Event, 24 February 2015, Brussels
Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety is presenting the opening remarks at this year’s EURORDIS Rare Disease Day Policy Event at Residence Palace, Brussels. This event is taking place to mark Rare Disease Day 2015. EURORDIS, co-organisers of Rare Disease Day, invites you to join people living with a rare disease and policy makers to participate in a unique face-to-face discussion. The discussion will also include questions from an online audience submitted via Twitter using #RareEU2015. The agenda includes talks about Changing the Clinical Trials Protocol; Changing the Reimbursement Decision for 100 Cystic Fibrosis Patients in Ireland and Changing Policy on Prenatal Screening
This event is being organised in cooperation with RaDiOrg, the Belgian National Alliance of rare disease patient organisations, and with in-kind support from Burson-Marsteller Brussels.
The Rare Disease Day 2015 theme Living with a Rare Disease pays tribute to the millions of families, friends and carers whose daily lives are impacted by rare diseases and who are living day-by-day, hand-in-hand with people living with a rare disease. Further information is available here.
3rd CNAG Symposium on Genome Research: Rare Diseases, 26 February Barcelona, Spain
In this symposium CNAG (Centre Nacional d'Anàlisi Genòmica) will bring together scientists of different fields who have carried out rare diseases analysis projects in collaboration with the CNAG and who will present their latest research discoveries and ideas. Participation to the symposium is free of charge, but registration is required since it is limited to 150 participants. Confirmed Speakers include RD-Connect Partner, Sergi Beltran (CNAG, Barcelona, Spain) and Scientific Advisory Board member Peter Robinson (Institute for Medical and Human Genetics, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany). Further information is available here.
3Gb-Test: Next-generation sequencing in a diagnostic setting, 20-23 April 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
The focus of the course will be on clinical diagnostics using exome/genome sequences, variant identification and analysis including afternoon practical’s (limited places available). The event is being Chaired by RD-Connect partner Milan Macek, (Prague, Czech Republic) and includes sessions on different next generation sequencing platforms, targeting gene panels and variant calling. Further information is available here.
3Gb-TEST Central and Eastern European Regional Meeting, 22 April 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
On April 22nd 2015 the 3Gb-TEST Central and Eastern European Regional Meeting will be held in the Cinema Hall of the Hotel Pyramida in Prague – Czech Republic. Confirmed Speakers include RD-Connect coordinator, Hanns Lochmüller (Newcastle University, United Kingdom) and NeurOmics coordinator, Olaf Riess (Tübingen, Germany) who will be speaking about the importance of data sharing for rare disease research and the future of whole genome sequencing, respectively. Further information is available here.
13th Symposium on Mutation in the Genome: detection, genome sequencing & interpretation Leiden, April 27-30 2015
During this meeting there will be a RD-Connect/Global Alliance for Genomics and Health thematic session on data sharing and integration for rare diseases: “Knowledge from sharing” The meeting aims to present the latest developments in the field, the best methodologies for scanning, sequencing, bio-informatic analysis and functional testing. The meeting will be presented in plenary format with invited speakers including Joris Vermeesch (Lab. For Cytogenetics & Genome Research, Leuven), Belgium Wayne Grody (UCLA School of Medicine,CA, USA) RD-Connect partner, Ivo Gut (Fundacio Privada Parc Cientific de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain) and Stefan White (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia). The meeting will include Workshops on themes related to NGS pipelines and analysis, data collection and variation nomenclature. Deadline for abstract submission: 2nd February 2015. Further information is available here.
The European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) conference 2015, June 6 - June 9 2015, Glasgow, Scotland
The European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) conference is a forum for all workers in human and medical genetics to review advances and develop research collaborations. The conference has become one of the premier events in the field of human genetics with over 3.000 delegates, more than 215 oral presentations, 13 workshops, 8 educational sessions, and over 150 exhibiting companies. The ESHG conference is where the latest developments in human genetics are discussed, and where professionals from all parts of human genetics meet. A number of RD-Connect partners including Impact work package leader Kate Bushby (Newcastle University, United Kingdom), RD-Connect partner Milan Macek (Prague, Czech Republic) and Scientific Advisory Board member Peter Robinson (Institute for Medical and Human Genetics, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, will be attending this meeting with poster presentations and talks. Deadline for abstract submission: 13th February, 2015. Further information is available here.