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July 6, 2017


By Colette Gallagher

Idividualizing Medicine Conference 2017
William A. Gahl, M.D., Ph.D.William A. Gahl, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, will speak about the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program and its expansion.

"Desperate for answers" is how Dr. Gahl describes many patients and families he sees with puzzling disorders. The program aims to provide answers to patients who have suffered for years with mysterious conditions eluding diagnosis. Dr. Gahl's work has played a significant role in advancing medical knowledge about rare and common diseases.

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Although there are thousands of diseases that are individually rare, they are collectively common and can affect millions of patients worldwide. Studying collaboratively across research and clinical practice leads to better tools for diagnosis and treatments.

Presenting advancements in genomic medicineConference Sessions on Rare Diseases:

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Are you an early career investigator? The Brandt Family Scholars Fund has travel scholarships to support your attendance at the conference. Applicants must be attending United States institutions and submit an abstract and letter of interest by June 30th, 2017.

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This activity is eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 credit., CPEs for pharmacists, and pending CEUs for genetic counselors.

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