12th International Conference on Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases: Tbilisi (Georgia) October 22-23, 2023

12th International Conference on Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases: Tbilisi (Georgia) October 22-23, 2023

The Undiagnosed Diseases Network International (UDNI) is happy to announce its 12th Conference, taking place on October 22-23, 2023, in Tbilisi, Georgia hosted by the Georgian Foundation for Genetic and Rare Diseases (GeRaD) together with the Tbilisi State Medical University.

In order to participate, please, fill out the registration form at https://udni2023.ge/.

Deadline of the registration is October 15, 2023.

After this date can contact the local organizing committee at registration@udni2023.org.

The purpose of this conference is to continue to share data as a consortium of international undiagnosed diseases programs (UDPs), to advance UDPs to developing nations, to promote the diagnosis of rare diseases and the discovery of new diseases, and to foster the elucidation of new mechanisms and pathways. We expect this to be a multidisciplinary working group, with approximately 250 participants. This will be an in-person event.


Holiday Inn Tbilisi
1, 26 May Square,
Tbilisi 0171

The conference agenda will address a wide range of topics, including:

  • Inborn errors of immunity
  • Inherited bone marrow failure syndromes and rare hematological diseases
  • Rare dermatological diseases
  • Rare neurological diseases
  • Rare gastroenterological/intestinal diseases
  • Rare metabolic diseases
  • Genetics and bioinformatics approaches to rare diseases
  • Model systems for the study of rare diseases
  • Precision medicine approaches for rare diseases


Preliminary list of the invited speakers who already aprroved their attandance (in alphabetical order):


David Adams, National Institutes of Health, USA
Lama Al-Abdi, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
Yasemin Alanay, Acibadem University, Turkey
Yair Anikster, Sheba-Tel HaShomer Hospital, Israel
Gareth Baynam, Rare Care Centre - Perth Children's Hospital, Australia
Siddharth Banka, University of Manchester, UK
Michael Brudno, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Helene and Mikk Cederroth, Wilhelm Foundation, Sweden
William Gahl, National Institutes of Health, USA
Alain Hovnanian, Necker Enfants Malades Hospital, France
Sofia Douzgou Houge, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway
Gunnar Douzgos Houge, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway
Salman Kirmani, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Steve Laurie, CNAG-CRG, Spain
Anna Lindstrand, Karolinska University, Sweden
Paul Lasko, McGill University, Canada
Milan Macek, Charles University and Motol University Hospital, Czech Republic
Bela Melegh, University of Pecs, Hungary
Stephen Meyn, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Ann Nordgren, Karolinska University, Sweden
Ugur Ozbek, Acibadem University, Turkey
Manuel Posada, ISCIII · Institute of Rare Diseases Research (IIER), Spain
Ratna Dua Puri, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, India
Arndt Rolfs, University of Rostock,Germany
Marco Salvatore, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Manuel Schiff,  Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, France
Vorasuk Shotelersuk, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Domenica Taruscio, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Shinya Yamamoto, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Alistair Ward, University of Utah, USA.
Ari Zimran, Gaucher Clinic at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel
Wendy van Zelst-Stams, Radboudumc, The Netherlands

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