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2024 Rare Disease Day Webinar

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  • February 28, 2024

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

  • EST

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2024 Rare Disease Day Webinar


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST/3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. GMT

The Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre (OHC) brings together the strengths and capabilities of the University of Oxford in the UK and the Harrington Discovery Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, US. We are united in our mission to deliver cures for rare diseases.

350 million people across the globe have a rare disease, affecting 1 in 17 people during their life. Rare diseases disproportionately impact children, with a third of affected children dying before their fifth birthday. Patients with rare diseases, and their families, often have a long journey to diagnosis and little hope for a cure. Fewer than 5% of rare diseases have approved treatments. Powerful advances in DNA sequencing, scientific research and drug development will make curing rare diseases a reality.



  • Claire Brown, PhD, Partner, Life Science at Oxford Science Enterprise
  • Jonathan S. Stamler, MD, President & Co-Founder, Harrington Discovery Institute
  • Diana Wetmore, PhD, Vice President of Harrington Discovery Institute's Therapeutic Development Center
  • Matthew Wood, Professor at the University of Oxford & Director of The Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre

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2024 Rare Disease Day Webinar

*Rare Disease Day is officially recognized on Thursday, February 29, 2024.*