WODC 2019 Organizers Expect 1200 to Attend Rare Disease Conference in April

The world’s biggest gathering of rare disease researchers, patient groups, pharmaceutical executives, and government officials is planned for April 10–12 in a Washington, D.C., suburb.

Some 1,200 people have already registered to attend the World Orphan Drug Congress (WODC) USA 2019, set to take place at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

About 35 percent of those attendees will come from outside the United States, said André Singer, project director at Terrapinn, a New York-based events organizer.

Marshall Summar, director of the Rare Disease Institute at Children’s National, will speak at WODC 2019. (Photos by Larry Luxner)

“This is the largest global rare disease conference,” Singer told BioNews Services, which plans to cover WODC 2019 on behalf of this website. “Since its inception in 2011, it has always focused on how to advance rare diseases research

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