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NIDDK Workshop on Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Auto-Transplantation (TP-IAT): Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Location: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Description: The results and conclusions from this workshop will be published as a conference summary for widest possible dissemination to the fields involved, and will be used to inform the development of new research initiatives by DEM and DDN/NIDDK.
Contact: Dana K. Anderson, M.D.,(301) 594-8879,email@example.com
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., firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Human Genome Research Institute, Office of Rare Diseases Research