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October 9, 2020

TOPIC: Members, Research, Advocacy, Industry, Events, Press Releases, Featured News, Medical

NORD Highlights New Era of Innovation and Public Health Awareness in Virtual 2020 Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit

Posted at October 10, 2020 10:45 am by Valaree DonFrancesco

Washington, DC, October 9, 2020—On October 8 and 9, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®virtually hosted the 2020 Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit, the first time the organization representing over 25 million Americans impacted by rare diseases has presented the conference exclusively… Read More

April 23, 2020

TOPIC: Featured News, Members, Events

The 2020 Living Rare, Living Stronger Forum Will Now Be Presented As A Virtual Event

Posted at April 4, 2020 10:30 am by Valaree DonFrancesco

The current COVID-19 pandemic necessitates a new approach to many aspects of life—particularly those that involve gathering together. The health and well-being of people living with rare diseases, their loved ones and those working to improve their lives are always top priorities at NORD.

With that in mind, we have made the decision to move from an in-person format to… Read More

March 23, 2020

TOPIC: Featured News, Members, Events

NORD Member VHL Alliance Held Jeffersonian Dinner in Early March

Posted at March 3, 2020 08:00 am by Valaree DonFrancesco

Editor’s Note: The VHL Alliance’s Jeffersonian Dinner described below took place in early March. As we now practice social distancing in light of COVID-19, in-person events of this nature should not currently be taking place. However, the Jeffersonian Dinner presents an interesting kind of event for non-profits to consider for the future when such gatherings are again a possibility.


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March 16, 2020

TOPIC: Events, Featured News

NORD Announces Important Update Regarding the 2020 Living Rare Forum

Posted at March 3, 2020 03:30 pm by Valaree DonFrancesco


The health and safety of the rare disease community is always our top priority at NORD. With that in mind, the Living Rare, Living Stronger NORD Patient and Family Forum will no longer be held on May 14 -16. 

We know how valuable it is for those with rare diseases… Read More

March 13, 2020

TOPIC: Featured News, Advocacy, Events, Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day 2020 Advocacy Events Recap

Posted at March 3, 2020 02:31 pm by Valaree DonFrancesco

In 2009, NORD was invited to join the official Rare Disease Day campaign, led internationally by EURODIS. Since then, NORD has been the official US sponsor of Rare Disease Day, driving the annual campaign in the states, hosting advocacy events across the country and bringing the rare disease community together to promote awareness and help improve the… Read More