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35th Anniversary Celebration & 2018 Rare Impact Awards


Event Details

NORD’s 35th Anniversary Celebration presenting the 2018 Rare Impact Awards will be held on May 17, 2018, in Washington, D.C. at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. 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.

The 2018 event is a special one to not only celebrate the progress gained in the last year but also the progress gained in the past 35 years as NORD will be celebrating its 35th anniversary and the anniversary of the Orphan Drug Act, a monumental piece of legislation in rare disease.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1300 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240


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Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

Sponsorship Opportunities

A joyful and festive evening, NORD’s signature tribute event offers a broad range of sponsorship and recognition opportunities. Help us to honor the individuals that are making a rare impact.


2018 Nominations

NORD has opened nominations of individuals that have made a positive impact on the rare disease community in 2017. Eligible Nominees included patients, caregivers, medical professionals, researchers, and others and their efforts to raise awareness and make a difference through advocacy, education, research, and patient assistance. Special value will be placed on the Nominees that have made an impact on all rare diseases and rare diseases as a whole.  Legal Disclosures 

Please note that nominations are not evaluated on a voting system. Only one submission, per nominee, please.


Thank you for your submissions! Nominations for the 2018 Rare Impact Awards are now closed!