ICORD 2010 Buenos Aires

VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs in Buenos Aires (ICORD 2010)

A global meeting on international cooperation and policies for rare diseases and orphan products was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 18-20, 2010.

The VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2010) convened for the first time in the southern hemisphere in agreement with its aim of globalization of rare diseases research and orphan products development activities.

Individuals and organizations from patient groups, academic research investigators, the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, and government policy and decision makers were invited to participate in this unique forum.

Specialized courses, and open meetings with key people in the field were available for participation during the previous days (March 16 and 17) of the conference, as well as a pre-meeting about the Latin American and Caribbean initiatives (ER2010LA) in rare diseases and orphan products.

Because of its nature, Rare Diseases would better be researched and managed within an international landscape, and this is the opportunity to join the discussion of the ideas and global needs of the rare diseases community. The economic impact of introducing new therapies, and how cooperative strategies may influence the cost of these treatments will be a special topic, the special informational and individual needs of the patients and families across the lifespan, as well as the particular needs of the developing world in the management of diseases that are rare in developed countries but neglected in the environments where the diseases occur more frequently.

GEISER Foundation, the first non profit umbrella organization for rare diseases in Latin America & Caribbean hosted the conference and the pre-activities.

The program of the conference: ICORD 2010 Buenos Aires Program

If you want to apply for membership to the society of ICORD please visit the Society & Membership page.

GEISER Foundation on the web: http://www.fundaciongeiser.org