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ORDR Co-Sponsored Conferences
Gene Transfer and Rare Diseases Workshop, Thursday, September 13, 2012
Location: Rockville Hilton, Rockville, Maryland
Description: The NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities and Office of Rare Disease Research, NCATS, are co-sponsoring a workshop to discuss the advances in and challenges of gene transfer for rare diseases. There have been recent promising clinical successes in gene transfer protocols for rare diseases, such as retinal degeneration, hemophilia, and immune disorders. Investigators will discuss their results to date and opportunities and challenges for extending these successes to other similar rare diseases. The panel discussions will focus on strategies for maximizing opportunities for data sharing or platform development.
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Annual Symposium , Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - Saturday, June 27, 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The objectives of this symposium were to (1) describe the latest findings regarding mitochondrial diseases; (2) share research findings and award new research grants; (3) explore the clinical manifestations of mitochondrial disorders, including diagnosis and treatment considerations, and understand the concepts of mitochondrial disease therapy; and (4) evaluate the links between mitochondrial disease and a host of more well-known diseases.
- The International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management (INFORM) has been formed in order to promote research and discussion into the cause, diagnosis, and management of inborn errors of fatty acid oxidation. INFORM will sponsor an inaugural symposium to be held on September 6, 2014 in Innsbruck, Austria following SSIEM, with annual meetings thereafter. The Network will provide a collaborative framework for ongoing communication and research between the members.