The 4th annual World Orphan Drug Congress USA will celebrate patient groups and the critical role they play in rare disease drug development.

The Patient Zone is an exclusive area in the exhibition hall where patient groups are encouraged to meet, exchange ideas, share experiences, and brainstorm. Various patient groups will gather to discuss hot topics including: identifying new funding mechanisms for rare disease research, building patient registries, and supporting more effective clinical trials.

The patient zone will honor 30 rare disease champions on the Champions’ Wall.

Who’s your champion, your hero, your inspiration? Submit your nomination with a 5-sentence explanation of why he/she is your champion. If your champion is picked you will only need to submit his/her photo.

Deadline: Friday, February 28th, 2014
Requirements: 5 sentences on why the person is a champion and a 5×7 inch photo in high-resolution, jpeg format

Nominate your champion by clicking here.