Posts by Lilian Lau

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The 2nd IRDiRC Conference brought Chi...

November 28, 2014 The 2nd International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (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. Based on the theme […]

200 new therapies and means to diagno...

200 new therapies and means to diagnose most rare diseases by 2020: collaboration toward ambitious goals

          A session presenting IRDiRC, its organization, its objectives and more was held during the BIO International Convention in Chicago, IL, USA, 22-25 April 2013. This session was part of a general session called Orphan Disease Forum and included three speakers: Luc Dochez, Chief Business Officer, Prosensa, the Netherlands Pamela Gavin, […]

First IRDiRC Conference on April 16-1...

The first IRDiRC conference was held on April 16-17, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. It was attended by more than 400 participants coming from Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. During that conference, it was recognized that expertise in rare disease, just as patients, are scattered around the world. It is thus necessary to share all […]

IRDiRC delivers a successful and insp...

May 7, 2013 The first IRDiRC conference was held on April 16-17 2013 in the charming city of Dublin, Ireland. Thought leaders from all over the world captured the audience with stimulating,  inspirational and highly informative talks on the past, present and future of rare disease research. IRDiRC was unanimously hailed as need of the […]

IGNITE : Sparking hope for orphan dis...

      April 11, 2013 IGNITE (Identifying Genes and Novel Therapeutics to Enhance Treatment) is a project based at the  Dalhousie University in Canada, that targets rare diseases with known or suspected genetic causes. Launched in October 2011 for 3 years, the project has for objectives to: “1) Discover the genes responsible for select […]