Rare Disease Day Coming to National Institutes of Health in March
On March 1, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will recognize Rare Disease Day®, which is dedicated to raising awareness about rare disorders, the communities affected by them and current research collaborations in relevant scientific fields. According to the NIH, rare diseases affect an estimated 25 million people in the United States. The annual event is sponsored by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the NIH Clinical Center (NIHCC).
The NIHCC is hosting the event at their facility in Bethesda, Maryland. The day, which will feature interactive panel discussions, posters, exhibits, and tours of the NIHCC, will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Admission is free and open to the public.