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NOW ONLINE! – The European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products (ECRD) 2020

15th May 2020 @ 12:00 am 16th May 2020 @ 11:59 pm

The health of people living with a rare disease should not be left to luck or chance. The ECRD 2020 theme “The rare disease patient journey in 2030” recognises that the next decade holds great potential for improvement and that while we cannot predict the future, we all have a role in preparing for it. As the EU shapes its future policy and spending frameworks, ECRD 2020 serves as an opportunity to press the ‘pause button’ and take the time to co-create policy options today that can lead to a better patient journey in 2030 and beyond.

Conference participants will hear from world experts on: future trends in diagnosis, rights to access healthcare and medicines, care delivery, digital health and the development, assessment and appraisal of therapies. The collaborative dialogue, learning and conversations that will take place during ECRD will form part of the groundwork to shape the national and international rare disease policies of the future. ECRD 2020 will put a spotlight on emerging trends in best practices, promising technologies and cutting-edge thinking across the six conference themes.


Brian O’Connor will moderate the  Session 0603: Friday 15th May, 11:30 – 13:00 about “Getting Solutions to Patients Quicker and more Effectively: Are Policy, Procurement and Patients the Enablers or the Obstacles?”

People living with a rare disease have the right to reach their highest potential of well-being; join us in ECRD 2020 Stockholm to take part in discussions to inform and build the future ecosystem for rare disease policies and services.




15th May 2020 @ 12:00 am
16th May 2020 @ 11:59 pm