What: Third Annual Sanford-Burnham Rare Disease Day Symposium: Identifying and Treating Genetic Diseases in Children
Where: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif., Building 12 (map)
When: February 24, 2012 – registration opens at 8:00 a.m. PT, program begins at 9:00 a.m. PT
Keynote speaker: Dr. Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute
Program and free registration: click here
Symposium flyer: download PDF
Can’t make it? Submit your genetic disease-related questions for panel discussion to Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org. The symposium will be recorded and available on Sanford-Burnham’s website shortly after the event.
Sanford-Burnham’s successful series of Rare Disease Day symposia is based on the concept that treatment of rare diseases requires participation and exchange among all stakeholders—scientists, physicians, affected patients and their families, support groups, granting agencies, industry, and philanthropists. This year’s event, organized by Hudson Freeze, Ph.D., will focus on glycosylation-based disorders.
A few highlights:
- Attendance by several children with Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation who are now benefiting from new therapies
- Lunchtime panel discussion for patients and researchers
- Presentation by patient advocacy group
- Discussion of how one rare disorder relates to Parkinson’s disease