Each year since 2009, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has hosted Rare Disease Day at NIH to participate in the global observance. This year, we attended the event and heard several inspiring presentations from a range of rare disease stakeholders.
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On February 28, rare-disease communities around the world come together to advocate for an increase in research focused on rare diseases. When it comes to clinical research for rare and orphan diseases, the relationship with the patient and advocacy groups is critical to success.
Shazia Ahmad, Director, Patient and Physician Services, participated in Rare Disease Day 2016 while attending the National Institutes of Health (NIH) earlier this month. In our latest blog post, she reviews three key insights from the event.