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Leber hereditary optic neuropathy


Other Names for this Disease
  • Leber optic atrophy
  • Leber’s disease
  • LHON
  • Optic atrophy, Leber type
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Conferences



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  • 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.

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Primary Mitochondrial Diseases, Thursday, March 08, 2012 - Friday, March 09, 2012
    Location: Rockville, MD
    Description: The National Institutes of Health, Office of Rare Diseases Research and The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation offer a 2-day meeting in March 2012 in Rockville, Maryland. The purpose of the meeting is to survey obstacles and needs of the Primary Mitochondrial Diseases Research and Development Community that could enhance translation of basic science discoveries to the development of diagnostics and therapeutics.An executive summary and white paper from the meeting can be accessed from the conference website below.

  • Mitochondrial Physiology and Medicine, Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - Sunday, September 11, 2011
    Location: Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
    Description: An incredibly enriched and ambitious program has been developed including a speaker list that represents a veritable “Who’s Who” in mitochondrial research plus two internationally-acclaimed leaders in mitochondrial research and disease as keynote speakers: Drs. D. Clapham and D. Wallace, both members of National Academy of Sciences. The symposium will focus on 5 overarching themes: (1) mitochondrial morphology, movement, and dynamics, (2) mitochondrial systems biology, (3) mitochondrial ion channels and transporters, (4) mitochondrial communication and signaling, and (5) mitochondria in cell death and disease. These topics represent an integration of mitochondrial physiology and medicine from molecular to human levels with a special emphasis on the role of mitochondria as agents and therapeutic targets in combating disease. We expect that this conference will attract approximately 150-200 basic and clinical scientists across all career stages working at the cutting edge of mitochondrial research. The Society of General Physiologists and the members of organization committee are poised to ensure the success of this symposium. It is our aim that through open dialogue and communication, new and important ideas and novel therapies will emerge as a direct result of this timely meeting.

  • 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.

  • Rare Diseases II: Hearing and Sight Loss, Sunday, November 22, 2009 - Friday, November 27, 2009
    Location: Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain