Huntington Beach, CA
September 22 – 24, 2016
Global Genes is the leading rare disease advocacy organization with global reach to the worldwide community of rare disease patients, caregivers, advocates, and clinical partners. This conference was the 3rd year that the ACD had attended in Huntington Beach, CA. Each year the ACD has had the privilege of listening to some of the most well respected medical professionals in the country. This year was no exception. We had the opportunity to hear about innovation such as 3D tissue generation. No, they can’t make a new liver or heart, yet…but they are working on it. We heard from the NIH and how they are working on trying to house a patient registry that brings different research partners together, and more importantly, the advocacy information. Collaboration is the key, and without it, a cure for a rare disease moves slower or not at all. The Global Genes Summit reminds us that we, as a rare disease community, are strongest working together.