615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
February 23, 2018 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Orphan Drug Research and Stem Cell Institute will be co-sponsoring this event on Friday, February 23, 2018. Rare Disease Day is an international event supported by a large number of patient advocacy and research organizations. The event is intended for both university and community attendees including those from health care organizations, biomedical companies, patients and families and other interested parties. This year the theme is research, which is reflected in the program title: Gene Therapy for Rare Diseases: Promise and Challenges. In addition to the formal presentations, we will have posters related to rare disease or orphan drug research from investigators and their trainees. Also participating in the event will be 20+ patient advocacy organizations. This year, the moderator of the formal program is Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD who is the newly named Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School.