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Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Other Names for this Disease
  • Eosinophilic granuloma (formerly)
  • Hand-Schüller-Christian syndrome (formerly)
  • Histiocytosis X
  • LCH
  • Letterer-Siwe disease (formerly)
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ORDR-Sponsored Conferences

  • Third International Meeting on Genetic Syndromes of the Ras/MAPK Pathway , Friday, August 02, 2013 - Sunday, August 04, 2013
    Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL

  • Clinicopathologic Overlap Between Rare Eosinophilic Disorders: Implications for Clinical Trial Design, Wednesday, July 17, 2013
    Location: Oxford, England
    Description: The short-term goals of the workshop are: 1) to bring together a multidisciplinary group of clinician-scientists with expertise in rare eosinophilic disorders to discuss issues related to improved clinical trial design, including the utility of current diagnostic criteria and the validation of biomarkers of disease activity, 2) to continue fostering collaborative relationships between multidisciplinary clinical and basic science researchers interested in eosinophilic disorders, and 3) to provide a venue for establishing a formal multidisciplinary clinical subgroup of the IES. It is anticipated that the findings from this workshop will lead to improved design of multicenter clinical trials to assess the safety and efficacy of novel agents for the treatment of these disorders. Furthermore, establishing a formal clinical subgroup of IES will facilitate advocacy for new clinical trials for rare eosinophilic disorders.

  • 8th International Eosinophil Society’s Biennial Symposium, Saturday, July 13, 2013 - Wednesday, July 17, 2013
    Location: Oxford, England
    Description: IES Symposium organizers’ central goal is to provide a highly interactive, interdisciplinary forum for scientific exchange and collaboration amongst junior and senior scientists in the fields of allergy, immunology, hematology, and cancer in relation to the role of the eosinophil in health and disease.

  • 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.

  • 27th Histiocyte Annual Society Meeting, Monday, October 17, 2011 - Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Description: The annual Histiocyte Society (HS) meeting is a unique event in the world – the only opportunity to intensively focus on the many aspects of these rare disorders.

  • Overcoming Barriers to International Clinical Trials for Rare Cancers , Friday, December 10, 2010
    Location: Bethesda, Maryland
    Description: The goals of this conference were to introduce key institutional players to the topic of international clinical trials in rare cancers and to establish an ongoing dialogue. Participants left the meeting with a set of specific priorities that need to be enacted to promote these trials. The meeting promoted consensus on the way that resources are prioritized to address rare cancers. Participants were asked to convey the content of the meeting to their constituencies and to follow up with pilot concepts.

  • 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.