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Annual Rare Disease Symposium

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Rare Disease Genomic Symposium. This symposium, held in conjunction each year with Rare Disease Day, will focus on population genomics. The Friday session is $35 and the Saturday session is free.

Click here for Friday's agenda 

Click here to register for the Friday session     

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Alabama Rare Disease Patient/Caregiver Symposium

We hope you will come to the 2nd annual Alabama Rare Disease Patient/Caregiver Symposium! The event is located at Children's of Alabama Bradley Lecture Center (4th Floor of the Children's Harbor Building). Located at 1600 6th Avenue South, Children's Harbor Building, 4th Floor, Birmingham, AL 35233

This year's theme is Demystifying the Rare Disease Journey from Diagnosis to Treatment.

The event is free and open for individuals of all ages with all types of rare diseases. Childcare and Lunch will be provided at the event and is free of charge and all attendees will receive free tickets to McWane Science Center.

The objectives of the day:

  • To break-down the process of diagnosing a genetic and non-genetic rare disease

  • To discuss what is involved in finding approved and trial treatments

  • To understand how to live with a rare disorder and communicate about it to your family, friends, and loved ones

  • To meet other rare disease families

We can't wait for you to join us! 

Hosted by Alabama Rare, Children's of Alabama, and UAB Medicine in honor of Global Rare Disease Day 

Rooms are available for $121/night at Hilton Birmingham at UAB located at 808 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL, 35205. Phone Number is 205-933-9000. Hotel parking is $5/night.

Please make the reservation by calling and saying you are staying for a "UAB conference and you would like the $121 rate."

Direct Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?ctyhocn=BHMHHHH&corporateCode=N1363286&from=lnrlink