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Open Call for NORD Summit Speakers

NORD Rare Diseases & Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit™
October 21-22, 2019
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

The NORD Rare Summit is the leading multi-stakeholder event for the rare disease community. Each year over 800 stakeholders attend to address the progress of rare disease diagnosis, genomics, drug development, patient engagement, product approvals, FDA oversight and market accessibility to orphan products.  The agenda features more than 20 FDA speakers and 80 thought leaders from the bio/pharma industry, patient groups, academic and government researchers, payers and patients.

This event is an opportunity to:

  • Meet and collaborate with experts from FDA, NIH, and industry counterparts to align thinking and approaches to complex issues
  • Present on groundbreaking innovation and emerging research
  • Engage in meaningful dialogue with all key stakeholders in the rare disease community

If you know a thought leader in the rare disease space who would be a great speaker at Summit, we would love to know.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be received through the NORD website beginning Friday, January 25, 2019 and no later than Thursday, February 28, 2019.  NORD reserves the right to use any portion of the submission at its discretion and also reserves the right to refuse any submissions. Accepted abstracts are scheduled solely at the discretion of NORD’s programming committee.  

When submitting a proposal, we request you review the reimbursement policy and include a summary of your topic, including three bullet points to be used for marketing purposes on our website and in our conference brochures. The Summit planning committee may contact you via phone or email if further detail regarding your submission is needed.

No sales pitches please! Direct promotions of products and services are not appropriate educational content.  NORD Rare Summit attendees are traditionally vocal in their displeasure with sessions that appear to be sales presentations or promotions.  Session attendees, press and/or staff may be commenting and/or quoting the content of your presentation which may appear in print, online, or any other form of media.

If you have question about presentation formats or appropriate topics, please contact Carrie Lucas at clucas@rarediseases.org or 203-304-7264.