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The Orphan Disease Center 10th Anniversary Virtual Symposium: A New Era of Rare Disease Diagnostics and Therapeutics

February 24 @ 10:00 am - February 25 @ 3:00 pm

Penn’s Orphan Disease Center (ODC) is the first of its kind, a program dedicated to identifying promising therapies for oft-overlooked disorders and providing access to those therapies for patients of all populations. Led by world-renowned gene therapy pioneer Jim Wilson, the ODC has a track record of accelerating progress across a number of arenas, including infectious diseases, blood disorders, metabolic diseases, and neurologic disorders like Rett syndrome, CDKL5 deficiency disorder, and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Join us as we take a look at where we have been – and where we are going.

Day 1

Wednesday, February 24th | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EST

Special Guest:

Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD

Director of the National Institutes of Health

Day 2

Thursday, February 25th | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Special Guests:

Michael S. Brown, MD

Regental Professor, Molecular Genetics and Internal Medicine,

UT Southwestern

David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

President of Alzheimer’s Research UK


Janet Woodcock, MD

Acting Commissioner,

US Food & Drug Administration


February 24 @ 10:00 am
February 25 @ 3:00 pm
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