Birmingham Rare Diseases Symposium

17 May 2018 Wolfson Centre for Medical Education, The Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston campus

The University of Birmingham together with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust have outstanding expertise and capabilities in rare diseases with over 500 scientists and clinicians working on over 1,000 different rare diseases.

Join us for our first Birmingham Rare Disease Symposium, with local and national speakers sharing state of the art progress across diseases from cancer to immunology, progress in gene and cell-based therapies, and updates on the 100,000 genome project and our unique adult and childrens’ Centres for Rare Diseases. This is a registration only event open to researchers, health professionals, patient support groups, and industry colleagues. Registration is for individual morning or afternoon sessions, or for the whole symposium. Free registration closes at 5.00pm Wednesday May 2nd.

Selected symposia include:

Genomic medicine with Guest lecture on future NIHR genome strategy by Professor Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England

DNA damage and repair with Plenary lecture on Ataxia Telangiectasia by Professor Malcom Taylor

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with guest lecture by Professor Volker Straub, University of Newcastle

Our Adult and Childrens’ Centres for Rare Diseases – our patient-centred model for care and research

Immunology and inflammation, with guest lecture on development of gene-based therapies for ADA-SCID by Peter Mooney, GSK

The new NIHR Bioresource for Rare and Common diseases, with Professor Patrick Chinnery, University of Cambridge, and showcasing our research in patient cohorts.

More details available here.