Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
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The XVIth International Symposium on Amyloidosis
May 31, 2017
XIV International Symposium on Amyloidosis
Sunday, April 27, 2014 -
Friday, May 2, 2014
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Description: One important goal is to foster interactions between investigators who do not meet regularly outside of this event. Through this conference, experts can share unpublished scientific and clinical information about rare diseases that are hard to treat. A second crucial goal is to stimulate interest in a new generation of investigators by providing generous support for at least 10 junior-level researchers to attend the meeting, giving out awards for the most promising clinical research, the best poster, and the best oral presentation by young investigators, and providing childcare options.
Contact: Rebekah S. Rasooly, Ph.D.(301) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
Autoinflammation 2013: The Seventh International Congress of FMF and Autoinflammatory Diseases Wednesday, May 22, 2013 -
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Description: The goals of this meeting include the exchange of clinical and scientific information regarding the autoinflammatory diseases. This is likely to result in improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Past Congresses have resulted in new scientific collaborations, development of registries for patients with specific autoinflammatory disorders, and the initiation of multicenter clinical trials.
Contact: Daniel Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., email@example.com
Co-funding Institute(s): National Human Genome Research Institute, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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My husband was recently diagnosed with Amyloidosis AA. I was wondering what the most current treatments are for this disease. He has been treated with the medication Remicade in the past. See answer