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Neurocutaneous melanosis

Other Names for this Disease
  • Melanosis, neurocutaneous
  • Neurocutaneous melanosis syndrome
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ORDR-Sponsored Conferences

  • 2013 International Expert Meeting on Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (CMN) and Neurocutaneous Melanocytosis (NCM), Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Monday, September 30, 2013
    Location: Marseille, France
    Description: The goals of the meeting are to foster and enable the coordination of novel, interdisciplinary and international collaborations among participants. The leadership of major U.S. and European LCMN advocacy groups will attend the conference, to further refine the international initiatives established in 2011. These outcomes will continue making important contributions to the improvement of diagnosis and treatment for patients with this disfiguring and potentially life-threatening 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.

  • 2011 International Expert Meeting for Large Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (LCMN) and Neurocutaneous Melanocytosis (NCM), Friday, May 06, 2011 - Saturday, May 07, 2011
    Location: University of Tübingen, Germany
    Description: The goals of this conference are to: (1) improve/broaden the knowledge and understanding of causes and cures of LCMN/NCM among those in attendance; (2) disseminate knowledge collected at the meeting to concerned people via a robust Internet presentation and conventional print forums; (3) accelerate the search for causes and cures of LCMN/NCM through improved interdisciplinary networking, recruitment for research projects currently under way, and brainstorming on future research subjects; and (4) improve treatment outcomes.

  • 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.