The Rare Diseases Conference | 19 – 22 October | Cape Town, South Africa.

Registration is now open for RareX 2016: the first Rare Diseases Conference to be held on the African continent. RareX 2016 will be held hosted in Cape Town, South Africa at the Spier Conference Centre from 19 to 22 October and is proudly hosted by Rare Diseases South Africa (RDSA) and the International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs.

If you’re in health care, research, academia, policy or industry, this is a conference you’ll want to attend. If you represent a patient organisation, a regulatory authority or a health association, you need to be here. And if you are a rare disease patient or family member or caregiver, join the community at RareX 2016.

The conference will be a global forum for all stakeholders in the field of rare diseases to participate in open discussion, enhance models of best practice and share specialist knowledge about rare diseases and orphan drugs. Incorporating the 11th annual International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD) for 2016, RareX will present an extended programme to incorporate patients, their families and caregivers as well as support groups and minority groups within the rare disease community.

Register now and contribute to a legacy of prevention, treatment and study of rare diseases in Africa and around the world.

Take a look at the RareX 2016 Conference website (here) to find out information about Cape Town, the accommodation available and important travel advice.

To go directly to registration, please click here.

An important date to remember: the early registration rate ends on Wednesday, 11 May 2016.


Call for Abstracts | Now Accepting Submissions!

RareX 2016 and ICORD welcome the submission of abstracts on all topics in the field of rare diseases and orphan drugs.

Click here to find out more about the submission process and take advantage of the opportunity to contribute to this important programme.

An important date to remember: abstract submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, 31 May 2016.


Important Travel Information

We encourage you to begin your preparations for travelling to South Africa as soon as possible. If you require a Letter of Support for your visa application, please remember to request this when you register for the conference. Be sure to allow plenty of time for the application process before your departure date.

Travel regulations are known to change without notice, so we recommend that you check the current regulations with the South African Consulate in your home country before you travel.

A list of South Africa Consulates around the world can be found here.

Please visit the Travel Advice page (here) on the RareX Conference website for further important information.


Keep in Touch

RDSA and ICORD are looking forward to welcoming you to the RareX 2016 Conference. It’s an ideal opportunity to involve the African continent in rare disease development, and to provide a platform for engagement in the developing world where communication and access to information is most needed.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have – about registration, about the programme, about travel to South Africa, anything. We’re here to help! Email us on info@rarex.co.za or give us a call at +27 (0)21 683 2934. You can even find us on social media: like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

1 thought on “Registration Now Open for Rarex 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa”

  1. Deven Naidu says:

    Who do we contact if we want to be a Sponsor? Can I have more information on how many delegates are expected and the costs

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