Overview

Rare Disease Day at NIH aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, affected patients, and research collaborations addressing rare disease challenges. Sponsored by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, this free event features presentations, posters and exhibits, an art show, and tours. Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the NIH Clinical Center’s Masur Auditorium (building 10) on NIH’s main campus.

Event partners include the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Orphan Product Development and Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s Rare Disease Program, the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Genetic Alliance, Global Genes, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, and Uplifting Athletes. In association with the Global Genes, we again encourage attendees to wear their favorite pair of jeans.

Rare Disease Day at NIH is appropriate for patients and patient advocates, health care providers, researchers, industry representatives, and government employees. The event features presentations from NIH leadership, leading scientists, government representatives, patient advocacy groups, and caregivers.