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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Other Names for this Disease
  • ACH
  • Achondroplastic dwarfism
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Conferences



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.

  • International Skeletal Dysplasia Society Conference: Sixth International Conference, Sunday, August 31, 2003 - Sunday, August 24, 2003
    Location: Airlie House Conference Center, Warrenton, VA
    Description: The International Skeletal Dysplasia Society (ISDS) is an international organization of medical geneticists, orthopedists, radiologists, and other professionals dedicated to research and patient care for the skeletal dysplasias. The organization has a membership of more than 150 professionals who meet every 2 years to present ongoing basic and clinical research and explore collaborative opportunities. This conference highlighted the areas most in need of attention and stimulated interest in and action toward addressing those needs. Participants included the members of the ISDS and their trainees as well as others who are working in the broad fields of skeletal biology, signal transduction, and metabolic bone disease.