Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
It is virtually impossible to help people with rare diseases without collaboration. The rare disease patients, caregivers and researchers know it first-hand. This is why I find it very worthy that it is in the centre of the discussion at the ECRD 2018.
ECRD – the European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products is the largest multi-stakeholder gathering in Europe for the rare disease community covering research, development of new treatments, healthcare, social care, public health policies and support at European, national, regional and international levels.
ECRD 2018 will take place on 10-12 May 2018, at Messe Wien Congress Center, Vienna, Austria.
“Rare Diseases 360° – collaborative strategies to leave no-one behind” is the overarching theme of ECRD 2018. This theme reinforces the unique quality of this foremost event for the rare disease community in Europe, bringing together and facilitating effective policy discussions between all rare disease stakeholders. It also encompasses the comprehensive range of topic areas covered at the conference and the viewpoint of rare disease patients as equal experts, representing all rare diseases, across borders.
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