Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration
- Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation
- Neuroaxonal dystrophy, late infantile
- Hallervorden-Spatz disease
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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.
Brain, Blood and Iron: Joint International Symposium on Neuroacanthocytosis and Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation, Friday, October 01, 2010 - Saturday, October 02, 2010
Location: Doubletree Hotel,, Bethesda, Maryland
Description: The overall objectives of this workshop were to (1) define neuroacanthocytosis (NA) and neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) research priorities; (2) determine resources that are needed in order to foster research; (3) stimulate interest in research into NA and NBIA among scientists in related fields; (4) generate collaborations between those working in related disciplines, with particular relevance to NA and NBIA; and (5) attract early career investigators to these fields.
Third Genome Dynamics in the Neurosciences Conference, Sunday, July 18, 2010 - Thursday, July 22, 2010
Location: The Hilton Metropole, Brighton, England
Description: The goal of this meeting was to integrate basic processes of DNA damage signaling and repair and clinical aspects of neurological and neurodegenerative disease. The program was designed to bring together leading scientists with primary interests in DNA damage signaling with those working in specific related neurodegenerative disease areas as a means for integrating these fields. It was anticipated that this would generate insights into how normal processes of genome maintenance in the brain contribute to the prevention of a wide range of diseases.
Research Challenges in CNS Manifestations of Inborn Errors of Metabolism Workshop, Monday, December 07, 2009 - Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Location: Bethesda North Marriott, Bethesda, Maryland
Description: Jointly sponsored by the National Institute of Health's Office Rare Diseases Research, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Division of Gastroenterology Products, the goal of this workshop is to bring together those involved in research and investigational treatments for central nervous system aspects of inborn errors of metabolism, and to discuss ways to translate these therapies to clinical trials and beyond.
Therapeutic Targets for the Congenital Muscular Dystrophies, Thursday, July 09, 2009 - Saturday, July 11, 2009
Location: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Description: The primary goal of the conference is to address, evaluate and achieve consensus on therapeutic targets in the CMDs by bringing together experts ranging from basic science to clinical trial design in rare disorders, as well as representatives from industry, advocacy and funding agencies (NIH and MDA).
- Fifth International NBIA Disorders Association Family Conference
May 29 - 31, 2009