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Epidermolysis bullosa simplex

Other Names for this Disease
  • EBS
  • EEB
  • Epidermolysis bullosa intraepidermic
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  • 2015 Epithelial Differentiation and Keratinization Gordon Research Conference & Gordon Research Seminar, Saturday, July 11, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
    Location: Sunday River Resort, Bethel, Maine
    Description: Specific Aim:  Provide an outstanding scientific program reflecting the latest conceptual advances: Invited speakers include leading investigators in epithelial biology and early career scientists with innovative and exciting stories. The program covers areas of persistent interest such as stem cells, regeneration and aging, epithelial adhesion and polarity, epithelial cancers and rare diseases, and explores new topics including the epithelial-environmental interactions, novel regulatory mechanisms involving long noncoding RNAs and chromatin modifiers, exciting advances in live imaging, and genomics approaches to understanding development, carcinogenesis and evolution.

  • 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.

  • EB2015: DEBRA International Symposium on Epidermolysis Bullosa, Sunday, May 03, 2015 - Wednesday, May 06, 2015
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Description: <p>Brett Kopelan, Executive Director of DEBRA of America, is proud to announce that the breadth of expertise and topics covered in the 'bench to bedside' programme has resulted in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) agreeing to provide funding for the conference. <br /> <br /> The conference will showcase the incredible strides over the last 3 years in the development of therapies and in the understanding of the disease in general. Speakers will focus not only on the basic science, but also on the translational work, new approaches to therapy, symptom relief, as well as clinical trial progress. </p> <p>While the conference is by invitation only, we are soliciting many up and coming researchers to present their work to the more seasoned EB community in hopes of having them continue the progress we have achieved. Mr. Kopelan will be giving an update in September at the DEBRA International congress in London. </p>

  • Gordon Research Conference – Intermediate Filaments, Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Friday, June 20, 2014
    Location: Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT
    Description: <p>The 2014 GRC-Intermediate Filaments will include short talks, discussions, and poster presentations from the leaders in the field. It will provides several functional perspectives with an emphasis on the paradigm shifting notion that IFs are not only structural proteins but also play essential roles as signaling organizers and buffers of cellular stress, which contribute to number of disease pathologies. There will be robust discussions on how mutations in the IF genes encoding these IF proteins are responsible for rare diseases, such as epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS), but extending into the entire list of rare diseases outlined above.<span>&nbsp; </span>Discussions will be focused on how cell biology and physiology efforts are providing unique therapeutic approaches to the highly complex disorders, such as those caused by lamin A/C gene mutations, which are involved in Progeria.</p>

  • 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.

Other Names for this Disease
  • EBS
  • EEB
  • Epidermolysis bullosa intraepidermic
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.