Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year and is organised by EURORDIS, an international patient-driven alliance of rare disease patient organisations. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives.
A Colloquium shall be held by the Malta BioBank / BBMRI.mt under the patronage of Mrs Michelle Muscat, Chairperson of The Marigold Foundation and President of the National Alliance for Rare Diseases Support - Malta. The event will be held in the evening of the 23rd February. It will showcase research that is currently being conducted at the University of Malta on rare disorders for the benefit of patients and their families. Further information about the event will be published in due course.
Any student or university member of staff conducting research on rare diseases is invited to participate in the Colloquium and is kindly requested to submit a Title and Abstract (max 200words) to Dr Alexander Camilleri via email.
The deadline for applications is 20 January 2017.
We thank you in advance and look forward to receiving your abstracts.