We invite you to join us at the 3rd conference of the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC), which will take place February 8-9, 2017 in Paris, France at the conference center of Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) Jussieu.
A strong and exciting program has been put together, with 4 plenary sessions and 3 parallel sessions, featuring prominent international speakers. At a glance, the program will start by discussing the state of rare diseases research on a global scale, and will be followed by highlights of transformative efforts within the areas of foundational, diagnostics and therapeutics research. On the second day, new approaches to rare diseases research and trends in the field will be highlighted. The conference will close by discussing how to transform rare diseases research over the course of the next 10 years, including a panel discussion on the next set of IRDiRC goals for 2017-2027.
In addition to compelling talks, the 3rd IRDiRC Conference offers an array of networking opportunities for a diverse set of rare disease professionals and stakeholders from the rare disease world. Young investigators are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.
Registration and abstract submission is now open, and the early registration rate is in effect until November 30, 2016. Reduced rates are available for trainees, patient advocates, and IRDiRC Scientific Committee and Task Force members.
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