On May 2, 2014, CODRT will hold its First Annual Symposium on Rare Disease, “Emerging Therapies for Rare Diseases” held at the Smilow Center for Translational Research, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia PA 19104.

The day will not only provide pertinent information from great speakers on “Emerging Therapies for Rare Diseases,” but will include question and answers segments that will definitely prove helpful.

The day starts at 8:30 am with a continental breakfast, and speakers, then lunch. The afternoon will include, additional presentations, reception and poster session ending at 5:00pm.

There is no cost to register or join the center. Should you have any questions, please contact laversa@mail.med.upenn.edu or call 215-898-6111.

Speakers include:

  • Jerry R. Mendell, M.D.
    Director, Center for Gene Therapy, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Emil Kakkis, M.D., Ph.D.
    Chief Executive Officer and President at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • Forbes D. Porter, M.D., Ph.D.
    Senior Investigator, Program Head, and  Clinical Director, NICHD NIH
  • Gwyneth Jane Farrar, Ph.D.
    Professor of Genetics, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, School of Genetics and Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • Edward G.D. Tuddenham, M.D.
    Emeritus Professor of Haemophilia, UCL Katherine Dormandy Haemophilia Center, Royal Free Hospital,    London, UK