Conference marks Rare Disease Day 2017

He’ll give three examples of rare diseases that are being targeted by work at IBEC: cystic fibrosis, mitochondrial diseases, and muscular atrophy.

As well as Josep, the open conference will feature such participants as Dr. Silvia Leal, expert in international e-leadership, innovation and digital transformation; the Hble. Sr. Antoni Comín, GENCAT’s Minister for Health; and Dr. Toni Andreu, director of research in the Department of Health.

Coordinated by EURORDIS, Rare Disease Day was first held in 2008. On and around this day hundreds of patient organisations from countries and regions all over the world hold awareness-raising activities based on the theme of research into rare diseases.