International Rare Disease Research Consortium

first International Rare Disease Research Consortium Conference in Dublin

The International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) conference scheduled on 16-17 April 2013 in Dublin will be the premier venue for all rare disease stakeholders from around the globe to engage in stimulating discussions in an open environment that encourages you to think, learn, exchange views and network. This two day conference features keynote addresses and presentations by stalwarts in rare disease research from all over the world. Additionally, posters displaying results from research projects funded by IRDiRC members will be presented on Day 1.

After its launch in April 2011, IRDiRC has garnered significant support around the globe. To begin with, three projects of the IRDiRC flagship venture have been granted around 40 million euros under the European FP7 plan. The goal of IRDiRC is to assist in delivering 200 new therapies for rare diseases and means to diagnose most rare diseases by the year 2020. The conference in Dublin will play a substantial role in advancing to these goals.

Organised by the European Commission in association with the Irish presidency of the Council of the European Union, the IRDiRC conference registration is now open to the public.

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