The event will be held on Tuesday 27 February (time and venue: TBC). It will showcase ongoing research about rare diseases that is conducted at the University of Malta for the benefit of patients and their families.
Rare Disease Day occurs on the last day of February each year and is promoted by EURORDIS, an international patient-driven alliance of rare disease patient organisations. The Colloquium is intended to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals, policy makers and the general public about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives.
Patient involvement in research needs to be taken to the next level to improve treatment for rare diseases. RESEARCH is the theme for Rare Disease Day 2018. It offers participants the opportunity to be part of a global call on policymakers, researchers, the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals to increasingly and more effectively involve patients in rare disease research.
The Malta BioBank / (BBMRI.mt / EuroMed) Organising Committee (Centre of Molecular Medicine and BioBanking, University of Malta) would thank you in advance and looks forward to receiving your abstracts.