Vienna to Host RARE2019 Meeting on Rare Diseases – Fragile X News Today

About 100 scientists, researchers, pharmaceutical executives, and others will converge on Austria’s capital city early next month for the 2nd International Congress on Advanced Treatments in Rare Diseases.

The March 4-5 meeting, to take place at the Hilton Am Stadtpark Vienna, features 27 speakers on a variety of disorders ranging from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) to Parkinson’s disease. Nearly a third of the speakers are from Israel, including conference chair Ari Zimran, MD, director of the Gaucher Clinic at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

“Gaucher is an amazing model for rare diseases, because even though here in Israel it’s far more common — occurring in about one in 850 Ashkenazi Jews — it behaves like a typical rare disease in that there is no awareness,” Zimran said in a phone interview with BioNews Services, which will cover the Vienna conference on behalf of this website.

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