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Rare Disease Day 2014

Rare Disease day 2014 took place on 28 February at Royal Holloway on the theme of 'Join together for better care'

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The event was coordinated by Dr Rafael J. Yáñez (Lead Organiser), Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Biomedical Sciences, and Professor George Dickson (Co Organiser), Chair of Molecular Cell Biology in the School of Biological Sciences. It was attended by 120 school and 6th form college students.

Our guest speaker was Dr Clare Robinson, from DEBRA, on 'Living with epidermolysis bullosa - a patient's perspective and new hope for a cure'.

Watch an interview with Dr Yáñez about the day here: http://youtu.be/h_IQ2EReXo0

Watch a short fiim of RDD 2014 created by our students on YouTube here

We are grateful to the following organisations who supported our Rare Disease Day event:

AKU Society

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS


Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

Findacure: the Fundamental Diseases Partnership

Genetics Disorders UK

Ichthyosis Support Group

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Royal Holloway Department of History – Barbara Zipser

Society of Biology

The British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy

The Jennifer Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The SMA Trust

Tuberous Sclerosis Association





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