The fourth edition of the RE(ACT) Congress – International Congress of Research on Rare and Orphan Diseases, organized by the BLACKSWAN Foundation in collaboration with E-Rare has been held at the Rizzoli Institute – Istituto di ricerca Codivilla Putti in Bologna, Italy, from 7th to 10th March 2018.
The Congress supported by IRDiRC, Eurordis and Fondazione Telethon presented some of the most innovative and outstanding scientific research on rare diseases. The main topics discussed during the RE(ACT) Congress included NGS and undiagnosed rare diseases, pathophysiology, gene and cell therapies and neurological diseases.
Over the course of the meeting, a dedicated session on the opportunities in rare diseases research around the world provided to participants an overview of collaborative projects dedicated to the scientific community. Two workshops were also organized on the first day of the congress, one by the Undiagnosed Diseases Network International (UDNI) on undiagnosed diseases and the other one by the European Reference Network on Rare Bone Disorders (ERN-BOND) on European Reference Networks (ERNs).
The event involved more than 100 attendees: researchers, doctors, organizations, patients, sponsors and other international stakeholders and world-class speakers included Professor Silvio Garattini, Professor Harvey F. Lodish, Professor William Gahl, Professor Luigi Naldini, Professor Nicolas Lévy and many others. During the three days conference, they shared their studies and were the protagonists of a successful edition of the RE(ACT) Congress 2018.
Pictures of the RE(ACT) Congress 2018
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|Dr. Olivier Menzel, PhD, MBA
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