About the Symposium

The annual Rare Disease Day Symposium at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) seeks to serve patients and families affected by rare genetic diseases.

The 2017 SBP Rare Disease Day event, scheduled to be held Friday, February 24, 2017 at the SBP campus in La Jolla, CA, will be the first scientific conference focusing specifically on Alagille Syndrome.

Alagille Syndrome (ALGS) is a rare genetic disorder that can affect the liver, heart, and other parts of the body. It is estimated that 1 in 70,000 infants are born with ALGS. The severity of the disorder ranges from mild to patients who need liver or heart transplants.

Expert talks at the 2017 meeting will provide particular emphasis on:

  • biliary paucity
  • genetic mechanism
  • Notch signaling
  • biliary development/regeneration

Scientists, clinicians, advocates, patients and their families are invited to join experts in the ALGS field to foster new perspectives, ideas, and collaborations and accelerate efforts toward a cure for Alagille Syndrome.

Register here.