Rare Disease Day at NIH (RDD@NIH)

On February 28, and March 1, 2013, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will celebrate the sixth annual Rare Disease Day with a 2-day-long celebration and recognition of the various rare diseases research activities supported by the Office of Rare Diseases Research - National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the NIH Clinical Center, other NIH Institutes and Centers; the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Orphan Product Development; other Federal Government agencies; the National Organization for Rare Disorders; and the Genetic Alliance.

Rare Disease Day at NIH (RDD@NIH) will be held in the Natcher Auditorium (Building 45) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. The event will also be available via webcast. Attendance is free and open to the public.

In addition to the various scheduled talks, we expect to have posters and exhibits from groups relevant to the rare diseases research community. In association with the Global Genes Project, we again encourage all attendees to wear their favorite pair of jeans.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NCATS