2nd International Congress on Research of Rare and Orphan Diseases
RE(ACT) Congress 2014

The 2nd international congress on research of rare and orphan diseases at the Gehry building on the Novartis Campus in Basel, Switzerland, from 5th to 8th March 2014 was a great success.

The conference sessions explored issues and cutting-edge technologies that affect many adult and paediatric conditions. The following topics were discussed:

  • Stem cell and cell therapy approaches
  • Mapping diseases and genome instability
  • Pathophysiology and diagnostics
  • Bringing treatments to the clinic
  • Degenerative disorders
  • Patients and Research

To pursue the scientific discussions and knowledge sharing, the BLACKSWAN Foundation launched the online RE(ACT) Community: a human network to share information and boost research through crowdfunding on rare and orphan diseases.


Find the photos of the RE(ACT) Congress 2014 here

Download the Abstract Brochure 2014 here

Poster and Flyer


The conference has been accredited by the Swiss Society of Medical Genetics for a maximum of 18 CME credits.