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Fibrous dysplasia

Other Names for this Disease
  • Fibrous dysplasia of bone
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ORDR-Sponsored Conferences

  • 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.

  • International Meeting on Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone/McCune-Albright Syndrome: Best Clinical Practice and Future Research, Sunday, October 03, 2010 - Tuesday, October 05, 2010
    Location: NIH, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, Maryland
    Description: The clinical scientists presented the results of their investigations and experience in the care of patients with fibrous dysplasia (FD) to the entire group for discussion and comment. At the end of the conference they came together in subgroups to define what is commonly held to be the best clinical practice. The scientists likewise presented their data for discussion and comment and came together to generate a roadmap for the focus of current and future research. It was also a goal to create greater collaboration between and among the clinical and basic scientists and the patient advocacy groups. One goal of the latter interaction was to promote the creation of a patient registry and tissue bank that will allow for the collection of standardized data on an international basis and make invaluable clinical material available to basic scientists.

  • VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2010): Global Approach to Accessibility in Rare Diseases, Orphan Drugs and Neglected Diseases , Thursday, March 18, 2010 - Saturday, March 20, 2010
    Location: Palais Rouge Convention Center, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Description: For the first time, the VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2010) was convened in the southern hemisphere in agreement with its aim of globalization of rare diseases research and orphan products development activities.