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ORDR Co-Sponsored Conferences

  • 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH, Monday, February 29, 2016
    Location: Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place on February 29. The event, sponsored by NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center, aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the patients they affect and the research collaborations that are addressing rare disease challenges. The day will feature tours, posters and exhibits, and presentations.

  • 4th International RASopathies Symposium, Friday, July 17, 2015 - Sunday, July 19, 2015
    Location: Doubletree by Hilton at SeaTac, Seattle, WA
    Description: This symposium will provide a venue for a scientific conversation between clinicians, researchers, trainees and affected families to share and discuss clinical issues and basic science and set forth a framework for future research, translational applications directed towards therapy, and best clinical practices for RAS/MAPK pathway syndromes.

  • Children's Tumor Foundation 2014 Neurofibromatosis (NF) Conference, Saturday, June 07, 2014 - Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    Location: Washington , D.C.
    Description: In order to stimulate exchange between basic scientists and clinical investigators, a number of sessions will be organized to discuss preclinical models and findings side by side with clinical findings and current management in patients. The hope is that this exchange will promote the translation of preclinical findings into clinical trials. Moreover, invited speakers outside of the NF community will add to the scientific diversity and stimulate discussions and promote new collaborations.

Other Conferences

  • Neurofibromatoses and RASopathies: Their Management, Diagnosis, Current and Future Therapeutic Avenues
    Monday, September 30, 2013 - Tuesday, October 01, 2013
    Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff, Wales
    Description: This international meeting will provide a most comprehensive and up to date account of recent developments in this field. Internationally recognized experts from the UK, Europe and the USA will speak on neurofibromatoses and rasopathies. This meeting will be suitable for medical geneticists, oncologists, dermatologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, psychiatrists, molecular and cellular biologists, genetic counsellors and general practitioners.
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