The Malta BioBank (BBMRI.mt), Centre of Molecular Medicine and Biobanking and the Research Trust (RIDT) of the University of Malta are organising the 4th National Colloquium on Research in Rare Disease. This year, the event will take place on Monday 26 February at 13:30 at the Central Auditorium, Block C, Level 3, Mater Dei Hospital.
The Colloquium is being held with the support of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Prof. Godfrey LaFerla and the Director of the Centre of Molecular Medicine and BioBanking, Prof. Richard Muscat. The Hon. Chris Fearne, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, and Mrs Michelle Muscat, Chairperson of the Marigold Foundation and President of the National Alliance for Rare Diseases Support will be present. The event also enjoys the support of the Malta College of Family Doctors, the Malta Chamber of Pharmacists and the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice. The Colloquium will be accredited by both Colleges.
The event will provide an opportunity for researchers and experts in various fields to present their research on a number of rare disorders. Some of these initiatives are being funded by the Research Trust (RIDT) of the University. The colloquium seeks to generate more awareness on rare disorders to the public and healthcare professionals.