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Registration is open for the
2024 RARE Drug Development Symposium

April 29-May 1, 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The RARE Drug Development Symposium, hosted by Global Genes and the Orphan Disease Center of the University of Pennsylvania, equips advocates with the knowledge, skills and connections they need to advance therapy development for their communities. This year’s theme is Innovative Ideas from Next Generation Change-Makers.

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Quick facts on the effects of rare disease

Learn More Facts About Rare Diseases

Distinct types of Rare and Genetic Diseases


Million People Suffer From a Rare Disease Globally

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Patients Diagnosed with a Rare Disease is a Child

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Children with a Rare Disease Won’t Live to See Their 5th Birthday

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