Overview
On February 28, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will celebrate the seventh annual Rare Disease Day with a day-long celebration and recognition of the various rare diseases research activities supported by the NIH Office of Rare Diseases Research, the NIH Clinical Center, and other NIH Institutes and Centers; the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Orphan Product Development; other Federal Government agencies; the National Organization for Rare Disorders; the Genetic Alliance; and the Global Genes Project. Rare Disease Day at NIH will be held in the Masur Auditorium (Clinical Center, Building 10) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Rare Disease Day at NIH is appropriate for patients and patient advocates, health care providers, researchers, industry representatives, and government employees. We will have talks from academic and government scientists, industry representatives, and the lay community.

In addition to the various scheduled talks (see agenda), posters and exhibits from many groups relevant to the rare diseases research community will be displayed. In association with the Global Genes Project, we again encourage all attendees to wear their favorite pair of jeans.

The Rare Disease Day 2014 event will also be webcast and Clinical Center tours will be available for in-person attendees.




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