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Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency

Other Names for this Disease
  • Ornithine carbamoyltransferase deficiency
  • OTC deficiency
  • OTCD
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Other Conferences

  • Reaching for a Cure: 2011 NUCDF Annual Conference, July 8 2011 - July 10, 2011 
    Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado
    Description: This conference offers the unique opportunity to meet other UCD families, stay informed, and learn about new advances in research, treatment and management to improve the lives of children and adults with UCD. Working together, our NUCDF families and community of committed researchers and medical professionals are making a major impact with advances in the understanding of UCDs, accelerating research, and improved outcomes in children and adults with UCD. In the past four years, research for UCDs has increased by 400%! Let's continue the momentum and end the devastating effects of UCD.

ORDR-Sponsored Conferences

  • Urea Cycle Disorders Satellite Symposium to the 12th ICIEM, Sunday, September 01, 2013 - Monday, September 02, 2013
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
    Description: The goals of the conference are to; 1) Share data from the UCDC natural history study and comparable European and Japanese consortia studies to encourage increased collaborations that will improve patient care, expand patient access and participation in clinical trials. 2) Explore translational research and newborn screening approaches with the goal of developing earlier and more effective treatment, including neuroprotection 3) Provide a forum for to attract students, residents and postdoctoral fellows to the field by communication with senior investigators, the patient community and the science

  • 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.

  • Gene Transfer and Rare Diseases Workshop, Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Location: Rockville Hilton, Rockville, Maryland
    Description: The NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities and Office of Rare Disease Research, NCATS, are co-sponsoring a workshop to discuss the advances in and challenges of gene transfer for rare diseases. There have been recent promising clinical successes in gene transfer protocols for rare diseases, such as retinal degeneration, hemophilia, and immune disorders. Investigators will discuss their results to date and opportunities and challenges for extending these successes to other similar rare diseases. The panel discussions will focus on strategies for maximizing opportunities for data sharing or platform development.

  • 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.

  • The Urea Cycle Disorders Satellite Symposium to the 11th International Congress on Inborn Errors of Metabolism (ICIEM) – Overcoming Barriers – New Developments and Future Directions for Urea Cycle Disorders, Thursday, August 27, 2009 - Saturday, August 29, 2009
    Location: Estancia La Jolla Hotel Conference Center, La Jolla, CA
    Description: The specific aims of this meeting were to (1) focus attention on advances that may provide a basis for new interventions to treat UCDs and address the long-term effects of the disorders; (2) review progress and discuss new findings in the role of urea cycle defects, precursors, and intermediaries and their impact on non-urea cycle reactions, e.g., blood pressure and liver disease; and (3) share preliminary data from the investigations of the Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium and encourage collaborations that expand patient access and participation in clinical trials.