The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) has published the pre-announcement for the Joint Transnational Call 2020. This call is for proposals on "Pre-Clinical Research to Develop Effective Therapies for Rare Diseases".

For more information please visit the EJP RD website: http://www.ejprarediseases.org/index.php/joint-transnational-calls/

Rare Disease Day 2020 will be celebrated this year on Saturday the 29th of February - a fittingly rare date! Coordinated by EURORDIS in partnership with National Alliances, the aim is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. Lead-up events throughout the month will be organised by members of the rare disease community including patient organisations, healthcare professionals, researchers, and policymakers across 101 countries.

Rare diseases will affect 1 in 20 people in their lifetime, but their rarity often leads to delays in diagnosis, and means that information and treatment options can be limited. Rare Disease Day is an opportunity to strengthen international cooperation, vital for identifying and classifying these diseases, coordinating research, and providing access to treatment and support for patients, their families, and carers.

For more information, go to the Rare Disease Day 2020 website.

 

The European Rare Disease Models & Mechanisms Network (RDMM-Europe) has been established by Solve-RD – an EU-funded research project. The overall aim is to boost research in rare diseases, discover new disease-causing genes and obtain evidence for pathogenicity through functional validation.

For more information, visit the following website.

RE(ACT) congress 2016

RE(ACT) congress 2016

It is a pleasure to announce the 3rd international congress on research of rare and orphan diseases to be held at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona – Fira Center in Barcelona, Spain, from 9th to 12th March 2016 a superb setting for stimulating learning, exchanges and networking. This congress is jointly organized by E-Rare and the Blackswan Foundation.
The conference sessions will explore issues and cutting-edge technologies that affect many adult and pediatric conditions. The following topics are to be discussed:

• Drug repositioning and personalized medicine
• NGS and undiagnosed rare diseases
• Pathophysiology
• Bringing treatments to the clinic
• Neurological diseases
• Patients and research
For more information on the program :
Full program

Our aim 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.

This will also help to further understanding of other more common diseases and to encourage clear insights from the scientific community in universities and industry.

The congress will bring together world leaders and young scientists from stem cell, cell biology, gene therapy, human genetic, or therapeutic applications to present state-of-the-art research, to discuss results and to exchange ideas.

Early registrations are open until the 30th of November, 2015 : REGISTER NOW

For more informationhttp://www.react-congress.org
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