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November 18, 2020

TOPIC: Press Releases, Featured News, Advocacy, RDACs

NORD Launches Project RDAC, Announces Inaugural Meeting on December 16

Posted by Laura Mullen

Washington, DC, November 18, 2020—With a mission of empowering and equipping the rare disease community to effectively engage decision-makers within their state governments, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) has launched an initiative that will assist in building well-organized, high-functioning Rare Disease Advisory Councils (RDACs)… Read More

November 13, 2020

TOPIC: Featured News, Medical, Advocacy, #NORDintheNews

Telehealth Report from NORD Covered in Managed Healthcare Executive

Posted by Laura Mullen

NORD’s recent telehealth report was featured in an article in Managed Healthcare Executive, a digital magazine from MJH Life Sciences, on 11.12.2020:

“The federal government took important steps to temporarily expand coverage for telehealth services during the pandemic, including removing barriers for Medicare patients. Plus, most states are allowing out-of-state healthcare providers in good standing to practice telehealth across state… Read More

November 13, 2020

TOPIC: Featured News, Patients & Members, Advocacy, Head of the Herd

Head of the Herd: Charlene Son Rigby, President and Cofounder, STXBP1 Foundation

Posted by Laura Mullen

At the Head of the Herd is… Charlene Son Rigby, President and Cofounder, STXBP1 Foundation

Charlene advocates for those affected by… STXBP1 encephalopathy

Charlene is located in… San Francisco, CA

Charlene most frequently checks her… Twitter account @charleneson

How Charlene got here…  My daughter, Juno, was diagnosed with STXBP1 encephalopathy in 2016 after a three-year journey to find an explanation for her condition…. Read More

November 11, 2020

TOPIC: Featured News, Patients & Members, Research, RDCA-DAP

NORD & C-Path Present 3-Part Video Series on Challenges of Rare Disease Drug Development, How RDCA-DAP Can Help

Posted by Laura Mullen

There are five steps in the drug development process, which are designed to help ensure that potential new therapies are both safe and effective. Developing medical products for rare diseases encounters many challenges throughout this process. The Rare Disease Cures Accelerator-Data and Analytics Platform (RDCA-DAP) is being developed by NORD and the Critical Path Institute (C-Path) to help overcome these… Read More

November 10, 2020

TOPIC: Press Releases, Featured News, Patients & Members, Research

NORD Drives Rare Disease Progress Through Patient-Powered Data With IAMRARE™ Registry Members

Posted by Laura Mullen

Washington, DC, November 10, 2020This year, in conjunction with its rare disease community partners, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®continued to drive research and innovation through the IAMRARE™ registry programHaving launched its first study in 2014, today IAMRARE supports longitudinal data collection efforts for over 40 rare… Read More