Niemann-Pick disease type B
Other Names for this Disease
- Niemann Pick disease type B
The Spectrum of Caregiving and Palliative Care in Rare Diseases, Winter 2014
Location: NIH Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD
Description: The findings and recommendations resulting from the Workshop will provide guidance to the extramural community as well as to NINR and other Institutes, Offices (e.g., ORDR), and agencies in developing strategies for advancing the science of palliative care and caregiving in rare disease and research programs. It is anticipated that a funding opportunity announcement will result from the Workshop.
Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar on Lysosomes and Endocytosis, Sunday, June 15, 2014 - Friday, June 20, 2014
Location: Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
Description: <p>The main goal of the Lysosomes and Endocytosis GRC is to foster the dissemination of current research results and the establishment of new research areas and new collaborations in the area of the cell biology of endocytosis, lysosomes, endosomes and related organelles. We hope that many of these new directions and collaborations will be directed toward the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic diseases such as lysosomal storage disorders, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Chediak-Higashi syndrome, Niemann Pick disease and tuberous sclerosis, among others.</p>
Lysosomal Disease Network's 10th Annual WORLD Symposium 2014, Monday, February 10, 2014 - Friday, February 14, 2014
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, CA
Description: This symposium is designed for basic, translational and clinical researchers, patient advocacy groups, clinicians, and all others who are interested in learning more about the latest discoveries in the management and treatment of lysosomal diseases, and the clinical investigation of these advances. This meeting will help researchers and clinicians to better manage and understand diagnostic options for patients with lysosomal diseases; to identify areas requiring additional basic and clinical research, public policy and regulatory attention; and to identify and explore the latest findings in the natural history of lysosomal diseases.
2013 Lysosomal Disease Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar, Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013
Location: Lucca (Barga), Italy
Description: Conference goals: To support participation by junior investigators, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and new investigators who do not yet have individual and/or independent sources of funding to support their participation in such conferences. The goal is to have at least 40% of the participants at this meeting in this category and NIH funding will help ensure this level of participation. Indeed, at the 2011 inaugural meetings, fully one-third of the participants were graduate students/postdoctoral fellows/junior faculty. The selection of the meeting as host to a GRS will further enhance such participation by the next generation of leaders in the lysosomal disease research community. To further stimulate applications by investigators-in-training, a number of short talks will be chosen prior to the meeting based on abstract submissions, and moreover, a poster session, comprising nine short talks, will be chosen at the meeting on the basis of the posters which generate the most interest during the afternoon poster sessions.
RDCRN 3rd Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases, Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Location: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Rockville, MD
Description: Clinical research in rare diseases presents a number of challenges and unique issues that are not usually considered in the training of clinical investigators through existing training programs. Goals of the conference include: direct instruction of trainees and new investigators in rare disease research methodology; development of a reusable curriculum/syllabus on rare disease research methodology; and stimulation of ideas regarding the unique issues facing investigators engaged in the study of rare diseases.