First IRDiRC Conference on April 16-17, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland

The first IRDiRC conference was held on April 16-17, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. It was attended by more than 400 participants coming from Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. During that conference, it was recognized that expertise in rare disease, just as patients, are scattered around the world. It is thus necessary to share all knowledge and competence, and to push the need for more regulatory success for orphan drugs. Collaboration between global rare disease community is the key to success. For more details, please consult the conference report.

You can also access the conference program and poster abstracts.

PowerPoint presentations of the speakers, organized by sessions, are accessible below.


Opening Session



Track 1 – The Depth of Rare Diseases
Track 2 – Diagnosis of Rare Diseases
Track 3 – The Human Phenome



Track 1 – Deploying Existing Compounds: Repurposing Strategies
Track 2 – Developing Innovative Orphan Therapies
Track 3 – Regulatory Dialogue to Optimise Orphan Drug Development



Track 1 – Building the Tools
Track 2 – Ensuring the Collaboration
Track 3 – Facing the Challenges

Forward Look Session