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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Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) Annual Conference
Friday, October 18, 2013 -
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Location: Westin O’Hare Hotel , Rosemont, IL
Description: The goals of the PEDRA annual meetings are to provide an educational platform that will enhance the research skills of PeDRA investigators and establish a forum for the critical review of research proposals developed by PeDRA disease-focused groups and to create a bridge between basic scientists and clinicians to enhance opportunities for research. Each group will identify and prioritize the clinical needs and therapeutic opportunities.
Contact: Carl C. Baker(301) 435-1240
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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