Nominations for the Rare Impact Awards Close Friday, January 12

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Do you know a person or company making a difference in the fight against rare diseases? We want to hear about them! Submit a nomination for the 2018 Rare Impact Awards by this coming Friday, January
In recognition of the 35th anniversaries of NORD and the Orphan Drug Act, the 2018 Rare Impact Awards will be given out in four categories that match the four pillars of the NORD’s mission, with two awards issued in each category:
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Research
  • Patient Assistance
Help us put the spotlight on people who are going above and beyond for the rare disease community in these four categories by submitting your nomination today! A committee of NORD staff and Board of Directors will review the nominations and determine the winners, who will join the esteemed company of previous honorees that include patients, caregivers, patient advocacy groups, researchers, healthcare professionals, legislators, regulators, bioethicists and innovators.

Event Details

Winners will be recognized during NORD’s 35th Anniversary Celebration presenting the Rare Impact Awards on May 17 in Washington, D.C.
This event will celebrate the efforts to help the 30 million Americans with rare diseases who, by the very nature of their diagnoses, may be overlooked by traditional medicine, research and healthcare policies.
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When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Where: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
Tickets will be on sale soon. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities or general inquiries, email [email protected]