- The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) sponsored a workshop titled "Lipodystrophy and the Metabolic Consequences of Altered Fat Deposition Workshop" in 2006. Click on the link above to learn more.
The Spectrum of Caregiving and Palliative Care in Rare Diseases, Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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.
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.
Workshop on Rare Syndromic Body Fat Disorders: What Can They Teach Us?, Thursday, March 01, 2012 - Friday, March 02, 2012
Location: Lister Hill Auditorium, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
Description: We hope to get a good estimate of the individuals with obesity and lipodystrophic syndromes where the genetic causes are unknown, and to learn what hurdles are commonly encountered when trying to find causative mutations. Through presentations and discussions we hope to encourage further investigation of cells from families with rare single gene or syndromic obesity disorders, to learn about unknown biological pathways regulating energy balance, and to encourage further human research in order to shed light on why obesity occurs in some individuals with the “same” syndrome but not others.
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.