Centre for Rare Diseases and Personalised Medicine - Rare Diseases Day

29 February 2016 Centre for Professional Development, The Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

One of a number of events happening around the West Midlands to support Rare Diseases Day on 29 February, this free afternoon event opens with an introduction from Professor Tim Barrett. The programme covers topics including understanding the cell biology of lysosomal storage disorders: lessons from Drosophila, identification of new gene for microcephalic primordial dwarfism due to defects in DNA damage repair mechanisms, the experiences of people with dual sensory impairment attending NHS highly specialised clinics and development of repurposed drug for rare diseases - experience of diabetes and neurodegeneration in Wolfram syndrome.

The event will also explore the local Centres for Rare Diseases at University Hospitals Birmingham and Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts and Edmund Jessop, rare disease lead from NHS England, will be speaking on the future of rare disease services in NHS strategy.

To book your place, email med-cpdbookings@contacts.bham.ac.uk