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Early Registration Deadline on Monday for U.S. Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products
Date:9/13/2013

Horsham, PA (PRWEB) September 13, 2013

The early registration deadline for the third annual U.S. Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products is Monday, Sept. 16. Co-sponsored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and DIA in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and EURORDIS (Rare Diseases Europe), the conference will take place from Oct. 7 to 9 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Md.

Key stakeholders in the rare disease community, including patient advocates, industry leaders, researchers, regulatory officials and investors, will benefit from interactive plenary and group sessions focusing on topics such as legislative updates, scientific advances and the investment outlook.

Panels and speakers will include:

  •     Keynote speaker Bill Corr, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  •     The Affordable Care Act and the Rare Disease Community, Catherine Oakar, senior policy adviser, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  •     The Investment Environment for Orphan Drugs/Devices, David I. Scheer, president, Scheer & Company, Inc.
  •     The International Perspective on Orphan Drugs/Devices, Geoffrey McDonough, M.D., president and CEO, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi)
  •     Patients and Industry: Partnership and Collaboration in Research Funding and FDA Review, Kari Luther Rosbeck, president and CEO, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
  •     How Payer Organizations Make Coverage Decisions for Orphan Drugs, J. Russell Teagarden, senior vice president of medical and scientific affairs, NORD
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