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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Fibrocystic pulmonary dysplasia
  • Fibrosing alveolitis
  • Fibrosing alveolitis, cryptogenic
  • Hamman-Rich disease
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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.

  • 5th International Conference on Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition, Monday, October 10, 2011 - Thursday, October 13, 2011
    Location: Singapore
    Description: The objectives of the meeting are to 1) Bring together investigators in the separate disciplines of cancer, pathology and development to discuss their observations on EMT and explore whether there is a consensus on important components of the process. 2) Provide a forum where students and junior investigators can interact with senior investigators and display their own work and ideas in the field. 3) Expand a viable co-operative cross disciplinary forum of EMT-related researchers internationally, particularly with outreach to Asia. This will continue to provide a worldwide network for exchange of expertise, reagents and techniques across disciplines. 4) Publish a timely meeting update on cellular, molecular and genetic aspects of EMT in an appropriate cross-disciplinary international journal.

  • 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.

  • Strategic Planning for Pulmonary Vascular Disease Research , Monday, March 08, 2010 - Tuesday, March 09, 2010
    Location: Bethesda, Maryland
    Description: Formulation of strategy for advancing clinical research in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was a high priority of this conference. Plans are to make participants' recommendations available via publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Initiatives on future research were considered.