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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Other Names for this Disease
  • Brill-Zinsser disease
  • Endemic typhus
  • Epidemic typhus
  • Jail fever
  • Murine typhus
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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.

  • 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.

  • Advances and Opportunities in Scrub Typhus Research, Saturday, August 15, 2009 - Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    Location: Hilton Head, SC
    Description: The purpose of this symposium was to foster interest in scrub typhus among investigators and to stimulate potential collaborations between laboratories and scientists working in endemic areas to help address the need for new diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics for an important yet underserved disease. Collaborations will also be encouraged on the natural history of <em>O. tsutsugamushi </em>transmission.