We were delighted to announce that would will be running our annual Rare Disease Day event on the 27th February 2023. The event was directed to secondary school years 10, 11 and 12. We very much maintained the format from previous years, with live talks, live exhibition, speed-dating and hands-on activities. The event touched on medicine, genetics, genomics, biomedical research, societal aspects of rare diseases, as well as university life and other general topics. It was of particular interest to students considering health-related and science careers.
The Lectures for Rare Disease Day 2023:
Introduction to Rare Disease Day, Prof Rafael J. Yáñez Muñoz (Prof of Advanced Therapy at Royal Holloway University of London, http://agctlab.org, @rjyanezmunoz)
Genetic counselling for Rare Diseases, Dr Juliette Harris (Specialist Genetic Counsellor, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome national diagnostic service)
Gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Dr Alberto Malerba (Lecturer in Gene Therapy at Royal Holloway University of London, https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/en/persons/alberto-malerba)