FULFILLED AND UNMET NEEDS OF RARE DISEASES
ICORD is an International Society for all individuals active in rare diseases and/or orphan drugs, including health care, research, academic, industry, patients, patient groups, regulatory authorities, health authorities, and public policy professionals. During recent decades, the awareness on problems associated with Rare Diseases has increased markedly. Moreover, the international collaboration on Rare Diseases has improved. However, there are still many unmet needs for patients with Rare Diseases, not least in developing countries.
One aim of ICORD 2018 is to review needs that have been fulfilled and, in particular, to highlight important remaining unmet needs for patients with Rare Diseases in a global perspective.
THE FUTURE OF ICORD
During the 15 years 2014-2018, the Karolinska University Hospital and the Karolinska Institute have served as the ICORD host. Based on remaining important unmet needs for patients with Rare Diseases, and how ICORD can serve to meet these needs, alternative future scenarios for ICORD location and direction will be discussed.
The program is available at the ICORD website. In contrast to previous years, there will not be any abstracts, nor a poster session.
The meeting will be held at Karolinska University Hospital Solna/the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. The specific address is: The BioClinicum Research Building, Solnavägen 30, Solna.
Registration is now open (higher fee from 1 Sept 2018) at
Please note that ICORD 2018 will not provide hotel reservations.
The ICORD GENERAL ASSEMBLY (for ICORD members only)
will take place on the 21st of September, 2018 at 10.30-12.30.
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Please note the timezone for this event is CET