Conferences & Workshops

IRDiRC Conferences

7-9 November 20142nd IRDiRC Conference – Shenzhen, China
The 2nd IRDiRC Conference took place in Shenzhen, China, on 7-9 November 2014. Co-organized between IRDiRC and BGI, over 600 participants from Asia, Europe, North America and Australasia attended this successful meeting, including academics, researchers, clinicians, industry leaders, policy makers and patient advocates.

16-17 April 20131st IRDiRC Conference – Dublin, Ireland
The first IRDiRC Conference was held in Dublin, Ireland on 16-17 April 2013 and was organized by the European Commission during the Irish Presidency of the European Union. The conference gathered stakeholders active in the rare disease area from across the globe. In addition to a top-level program taking stock of advances toward IRDiRC goals, it provided ample opportunities to network with the international rare disease community.


IRDiRC Workshops

3 December 2013Rare Genetic Diseases: Diagnosis and Discovery Workshop – Prague, Czech Republic

18-19 April 2013The 2013 International Workshop on Rare Disease System for Pathogenicity Inference – Dublin, Ireland


IRDiRC Session at Conferences

7-9 October 2014IXth ICORD 2014 – Ede, The Netherlands

23 April 2013200 New Therapies and Means to Diagnose Most Rare Diseases by 2020: Collaboration Towards Ambitious Goals – Chicago, USA


IRDiRC Presence at Conferences


13-16 May 2015 ASGCT 18th Annual Meeting – (Education Session 134) – New Orleans, USA

22 April 2015Genotranslation: Interpretation of Genome Data in Diagnostics – Prague, Czech Republic

20 March 2015Raising Awareness of Rare Diseases – Hyderabad, India


12-14 November 2014World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 – Brussels, Belgium

4-5 November 2014TREAT-NMD Global Data Oversight Committee Meeting – Leiden, The Netherlands

1-3 November 2014Clinical Information Modeling Initiative – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

31 October 2014International Conference ‘Rare Diseases: Europe’s Challenges’ – Rome, Italy

30 October 2014E-Rare Symposium – Rome, Italy

29 October 2014Research Infrastructures to Boost R&D in the Field of Rare Diseases – Fundación ARECES-VHIR, Madrid, Spain

29-30 September 2014 – International Conference on Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases – Rome, Italy

18-19 September 2014Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug Development Initiatives in India: Establishing a National Plan for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs – Hyderabad, India

23 June 2014European Reference Network Conference – Brussels, Belgium

18 June 2014DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting – San Diego, USA

12 June 2014Global Health Policy Forum – Brussels, Belgium

11 June 2014IRDiRC: Fostering International Collaboration to Produce New Rare Disease Diagnostics and Therapies – Barcelona, Spain

10 June 2014ICCG 2014 Conference – Bethesda, USA

30 May 2014IV Jornada del Grupo de Enfermedades Minoritarias del Adulto: de los Aspectos Básicos a las Unidades Expertas – Barcelona, Spain

9 May 20147th European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products – Berlin, Germany

10 March 2014Grant Frameworks: Situation in Europe and IRDiRC – London, UK

26-27 February 2014EU-LAC Health “2nd Roadmapping Workshop” – Madrid, Spain

23-26 February 2014Joint Annual Meeting EURenOmics, NeurOmics, RD-Connect – Heidelberg, Germany

20-22 January 2014E-RARE 2014: Scientific Meeting & Strategic Workshop – Athens, Greece

6-7 January 2014FDA Public Workshop: Complex Issues in Developing Drug and Biological Products for Rare Diseases – Silver Spring, USA


14-15 November 2013World Orphan Drug Congress – Geneva, Switzerland

10-12 November 2013International Human Epigenome Consortium Annual Meeting – Berlin, Germany

31 October – 2 November 20138th International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs – Saint Petersburg, Russia

22-26 October 2013American Society of Human Genetics 2013 – Boston, USA