1. From Rare to Care: Discovery, Modeling and Translation of Rare Diseases (S4)
The meeting will be held from 11th to 14th of November, 2018 in Vienna BioCenter, IMP Lecture Hall, Vienna, Austria. Work over the past 30 years has resulted in the identification of genes for ~50% of the estimated 7,000 rare genetic diseases; it is predicted that most of the remaining disease genes will be identified in the next 10 years. Approximately 500 medicinal products are currently on the market for rare diseases. This conference will examine the current and future bottlenecks to gene discovery, disease modeling and therapeutic approaches and suggest strategies to enable progress in this regard. Ultimately, successful deployment of precision medicine for rare diseases will inform such approaches more broadly. More information can be found here.
2. Conference on Rare Disease and Undiagnosed Diseases
3. Movement Disorders in Children and Adolescents
This course features an internationally renowned faculty of clinicians who will present on “Movement Disorders in Children and Adolescents." Young-onset movement disorders are challenging in clinical practice. For clinicians the three main practical questions are:
- What do we see (phenotyping)
- What is the cause (etiology) and subsequently
- What is the optimal treatment?
Phenotyping comprises classification of the movement disorder type, but also the evaluation of other neurological and systemic features.
The first day’s sessions will highlight the clinical spectrum of involuntary movements ranging from physiological movements to movement disorders. The second day focuses on etiology including genetic and acquired causes. At the end of the day different treatment options are discussed including DBS. During the two-day course, several patients will be presented "live" in a "grand round" format.
More info here.