Calvin University, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce our virtual Rare Disease Day 2021 event, February 23-27. This free, virtual event serves to unite patients, caregivers and families, medical professionals, researchers, advocates, and students around the common goal of understanding what it means to be rare and how to support the rare disease community.
The event will kick-off at 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 23 with our keynote speaker, Matt Might, Ph.D., Director of the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Might’s NIH and philanthropically funded research focuses on precision prevention, diagnosis, and therapeutics across rare diseases, cancer, and common/chronic conditions.
We will then host a different plenary session each evening at 7:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, February 24 through Friday, February 26. On Saturday, February 27 at 9:00 a.m. EST we will host a patient panel discussion followed by break-out sessions. We welcome you to attend all or any part of the event.