One day Symposium on Rare Disorders
28 February 2019
Department of Biochemistry, JSS Medical College and Hospital, JSSAHER, Mysuru, Mysuru, India
Hosted by JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research
Rare diseases are not rare, and in totality have a considerable impact on society. Approximately, 7000 rare diseases affect millions of individuals globally and are responsible for severe mental and physical disability leading to myriad losses in terms of quality of life as well as burden the socioeconomic condition of the family. Patients with rare diseases have difficulty in finding a laboratory that has all resources to diagnose a rare condition and also finding health care providers with expertise in treating rare diseases. Research in the field of rare diseases has taken a back step as patients are difficult to recruit and in addition, there is a scarcity of funds. As health care providers we should understand the burden of these diseases on the patients, their families, and the health care system and make sincere efforts collectively to meet their needs. With this in mind, we are organizing this symposium to bring together like-minded people, share our knowledge and open doors for new collaborations, In order to achieve a common ground for a holistic approach in diagnosing and treating rare diseases. The symposium will be hosted by JSS Medical College, Mysuru with the following objectives:
To orient and create awareness about the rare diseases in the Southern part of India.
To bring together the laboratory geneticist, the clinical geneticist, genetic counselor and the service providers under one roof and gain knowledge from their expertise.
To understand the significance of prenatal screening and counseling to parents in relation to the pregnancy outcomes.
To recognize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment and thereby prevent the occurrence of mental retardation in children.
To keep abreast with the latest technologies and treatment options for the better management of rare diseases.