Attend this conference, which unites individuals from all fields and various rare diseases to educate and enlighten those unfamiliar with rare diseases.

Listening to the patient's perspective is vital.

The outstanding speakers, including patients and advocates, will give attendees direct insights into living with a rare disease.

The main objective of this conference is to highlight to medical professionals that, although individual rare diseases may vary, they are collectively significant and pertinent across all medical fields. Many rare diseases share common obstacles, such as navigating the healthcare system, which can be mitigated by healthcare professionals who understand the implications of living with a rare disease for the patient and their wider community.

This year's event will focus on the themes of communication and inclusivity within the rare disease sector.

By participating in this conference, you will:

  • Understand that rare diseases, when considered together, are quite prevalent, affecting around 3.5 million individuals in the UK.
  • Acknowledge the shared hurdles those with rare diseases face as they seek diagnosis and treatment.
  • Recognise the unique impact rare diseases can have on the mental health of patients and their families.
  • Appreciate the invaluable insights that patients with expert knowledge can offer to enhance their care.
  • Support the efforts of M4RD and the Medical Genetics Section.

Deadline to book: 20 February 2024 (Attend In Person)
Deadline to book: 21 February 2024 (Attend Virtually)

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