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  • The Spectrum of Caregiving and Palliative Care in Rare Diseases, Tuesday, June 09, 2015
    Location: Building 31, 6C, Room 6, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The findings and recommendations resulting from the Workshop will provide guidance to the extramural community as well as to NINR and other Institutes, Offices (e.g., ORDR), and agencies in developing strategies for advancing the science of palliative care and caregiving in rare disease and research programs. It is anticipated that a funding opportunity announcement will result from the Workshop.

  • American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 18th Annual Meeting, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Saturday, May 16, 2015
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Description: From our plenary lectures, this year to be given by Drs. Steven Rosenberg and Anthony Atala, to our 19 scientific symposia featuring invited speakers from across our discipline, to our nightly abstract poster receptions, where the majority of the over 700 abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting are presented, the ASGCT Annual Meeting is certain to be the premiere scientific meeting in our field.

  • Gordon Research Conference (GRC): Cilia, Mucus and Mucociliary Interactions, Sunday, February 08, 2015 - Friday, February 13, 2015
    Location: Hotel Galvez, Galveston, TX
    Description: The aims of the meeting are three fold: (1) To disseminate, discuss and integrate cutting-edge data related to progress in cilia, mucus and mucociliary interactions in a forum of world experts and young scientists. Each area will embrace advances in fundamental cell and molecular biology, development, novel imaging techniques, new animal models, and genetic discovery. Attendees will be able to use this information to improve their own understanding to advance their own work, teaching and to be stimulated for new discoveries in these areas. (2) To provide a forum that will link fundamental scientific knowledge related to cilia, mucus, and mucociliary interactions to human disease and avenues for diagnosis and therapies. Thereby, drive new collaborations, technologies and interactions among basic, translational, and clinical researchers related to gene function in diseases of cilia, mucins, mucosal immunity, disease diagnosis and treatment. (3) To promote involvement and advancement of trainees, women and under-represented groups in the study of cilia, mucus and mucociliary interactions. To assure a strong and equitable representation of women, minorities, young investigators (junior faculty, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral trainees) and those with disabilities through sound proactive planning and organization, we will invite and feature young investigators and trainees. The meeting format is designed to enhance the interaction of trainees and senior investigators.

  • 2013 Cilia, Mucus and Mucociliary Interactions Gordon Research Conference, Sunday, April 07, 2013 - Friday, April 12, 2013
    Location: Lucca, Italy
    Description: The goals of this conference are to bring together multidisciplinary experts in ciliary motility, mucus, mucociliary interactions and other cilia/fluid systems to discuss the latest results in these fields and to investigate new ways of approaching these dynamic interactive systems to further understanding of their properties and impact in human health and disease.

  • 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.

  • 2011 Cilia, Mucus & Mucociliary Interactions Gordon Research Conference, Sunday, February 13, 2011 - Friday, February 18, 2011
    Location: Ventura, CA
    Description: By tradition, the work presented at a Gordon Research Conference (GRC) is expected to be at the frontiers of science and unpublished to ensure presentation of the most recent and novel data. This format allows presentation of the most recent “hottest” findings. No publication is permitted from these proceedings as per GRC guidelines.

  • 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.

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