MENA Congress for Rare Diseases


MENA Congress for Rare Diseases will be held in Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 16 to 19 May 2024. This conference will be the largest event for rare diseases in the region and will last for 4 days during which more than 100 speakers, including more than 30 international experts, will give the most updated knowledge in more than 100 presentations, workshops, and group meetings in various fields related to rare diseases. The meeting will also accept abstracts related to rare diseases, and the best submitted abstracts will be presented orally and receive awards. Other abstracts will be presented as posters.

This conference is a unique platform that brings all parties involved in rare diseases to one place to obtain the most updated knowledge, increase awareness, exchange experience, advance research, establish networks, explore collaborative opportunities, and provide better care for individuals with rare diseases.

Scientific Sessions

Utility of artificial intelligence in rare diseases
Recent research in the field of rare diseases
Regional experience and achievements in rare diseases
New therapies for rare diseases
Updates on diagnostics for rare diseases
Latest advancements in rare diseases
Medical and surgical management for rare diseases
Innovative rehabilitative therapies for rare diseases
Psychological support for rare diseases
Genetic counseling
Challenges in rare diseases: access to orphan drugs and insurance coverage
Registries for rare diseases
Patient advocacy for rare diseases
Autism and rare diseases
Rare diseases in neurology, cardiology, pulmonary, nephrology, ophthalmology, oncology, hematology, genetics, and metabolic
Specific rare diseases: Duchenne, Angelman, CDKL5, Huntington, Alkaptonuria, and neuroimmune diseases
Training for medical professionals to provide compassionate healthcare to people of determination

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline31/12/2023
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