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Rare Disease Day Glasgow
Tue 28 February 2017, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT
Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year (http://www.rarediseaseday.org/). It gives us a chance to look at rare diseases from around the world, looking at how they affect people's lives and uncover some of the amazing work being done to improve patient's lives.
This event is the first of its kind in Glasgow. Come along and hear a selection of short talks showcasing the amazing work being carried out across the city. Hear about the very latest in treatments and research and how the work is changing people lives for the better. For this first year, we’ll be focusing on both the brain and genetics.
This event is open to the public and free to attend. We also welcome policy makers, researchers, clinicians, charites or anyone with an interest in the area.
Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.
13:00 - Lunch in the Wolfson Atrium
14:00 - Daniela Pilz - Genetic testing, an overview
14:15 - Joe Symonds - Epilepsy and therapy development
14:40 - Mark Hamilton - Myotonic dystrophy and the brain: progress towards new therapies
15:05 - Carol-Anne Partridge - The road to diagnosis and beyond – CDKL5 disorder
15:30 - Coffee/tea in the Wolfson Atrium
16:00 - Ruth McGowan - Whole Genome Sequencing and the Scottish Genome Partnership
16:20 - Maria Oto - Rare epilepsy disorders and the Scottish Epilepsy Centre
16:40 - Ralph Hector - Therapies for X-linked neurodevelopmental disorders
17:00 - Close