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Exostoses, multiple, type 2

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ORDR-Sponsored Conferences

  • Fourth International MHE Research Conference, Thursday, November 01, 2012 - Sunday, November 04, 2012
    Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Description: The goals of the conference are: 1)-to provide a forum to share the most recent and unpublished findings in these areas amongst the major laboratories working on MHE; 2)-to share this knowledge with experts in closely related fields who can provide critical input and fresh perspectives, and be inspired to work directly on this debilitating and potential serious pediatric disorder individually or in collaboration; 3)-to develop an understanding of the medical and clinical complexity of MHE as thoroughly as possible. MHE children also have additional and potentially debilitating pathologies. This requires the concerted effort of experts in orthopaedics, genetics, enzymology, glycobiology and developmental and cell biology; and, 4)-to share insights gained in animal model systems and in MHE human specimens.

  • RDCRN 3rd Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases, Tuesday, October 02, 2012
    Location: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Rockville, MD
    Description: Clinical research in rare diseases presents a number of challenges and unique issues that are not usually considered in the training of clinical investigators through existing training programs. Goals of the conference include: direct instruction of trainees and new investigators in rare disease research methodology; development of a reusable curriculum/syllabus on rare disease research methodology; and stimulation of ideas regarding the unique issues facing investigators engaged in the study of rare diseases.

  • VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2010): Global Approach to Accessibility in Rare Diseases, Orphan Drugs and Neglected Diseases , Thursday, March 18, 2010 - Saturday, March 20, 2010
    Location: Palais Rouge Convention Center, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Description: For the first time, the VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2010) was convened in the southern hemisphere in agreement with its aim of globalization of rare diseases research and orphan products development activities.

  • The Third Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE) Research Conference, Thursday, October 29, 2009 - Sunday, November 01, 2009
    Location: Four Points, Sheraton Boston Logan Airport, Boston, MA
    Description: This goals of this conference were to promote the exchange of the most current information regarding MHE and the collaboration and synergy among laboratories studying this disease. These goals were accomplished by bringing together world experts in the fields of orthopedics, human genetics, developmental biology, glycobiology, and related human bone diseases and providing them with a highly focused forum to cultivate new ideas and cross-discipline collaborations.