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Rare Disease Partnering Summit

Rare Disease Partnering Summit

 Wednesday, April 24th 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Don't miss the opportunity to hear these exciting Business Forum presentations by world leading pediatric research institutions! 

Join renowned investigators from five world-class pediatric institutions on April 24 from 2-5pm as they present translational research projects and partnering opportunities that focus on rare diseases. The Rare Disease Partnering Summit is designed to facilitate collaboration with industry and advance research in rare and orphan diseases. A networking reception will follow at 5pm. Participating institutions include Boston Children's Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. 

Rare Disease Partnering Summit Reception

Wednesday, April 24th 5:00PM – 6:00PM

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Join attendees of the Rare Disease Partnering Summit immediately following their presentations, in the Business Forum Company Presentation Room: Chicago Cubs. This reception is sponsored by Shire.

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Cincinnati Childrens HospitalCincinnati Children’s Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is third in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking. It is ranked #1 for neonatology and in the top 10 for all pediatric specialties. Cincinnati Children’s is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health. With over 870 faculty across more than 50 academic divisions, Cincinnati Children’s total research expenditures exceeded $300 million last year.  Cincinnati Children’s is recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Additional information can be found at


Boston Children’s Hospital bostons childrens hospital

Boston Children's Hospital is the #1 ranked pediatric hospital nationwide according to the 2012-13 edition of Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is ranked first in a number of clinical disciplines and has over 225 specialty clinics. Boston Children's is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric hospital, with $272 M in annual funding, and more than 1,100 scientists, including nine members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and 11 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research, backed by a $25 M grant, provides support for eminent Boston Children's scientists and clinicians to study and develop new diagnoses and treatments of rare diseases, including genetic syndromes, immune system problems and metabolic and neuromuscular disorders. A key component of the Manton Center is the Gene Discovery Core: a database and repository for studying and storing DNA and tissue samples and medical/family histories of individuals with rare diseases. 

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childrens hospital of laChildren’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which is among the largest and most productive pediatric research centers in the western United States, counts 132 physician/scientists collaborating to combat cancer, brain disorders, autism, obesity and diabetes, among other devastating pediatric diseases. CHLA’s large and probably most diverse pediatric patient population provides a unique resource driving broad research impact. CHLA is committed to learning from the 350,000 patients seen each year, by translating research discoveries and unmet medical needs into clinical solutions. CHLA’s growing research enterprise engages basic scientists, clinicians, product development experts, engineers, and health policy experts, in collaboration with the University of Southern California, its long-standing academic partner. CHLA actively supports the bench-to-bedside feedback loopwhich allows medical practitioners in the clinic to more readily communicate findings with bench scientists and vice-versa leading to novel and unique diagnostic and treatment methods.


The Hospital for Sick Children

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally. Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. SickKids is proud of its vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.™ For more information, please visit


comer childrens hospitalComer Children’s Hospital

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital is a state-of-the-art children's hospital. Our teams of pediatric experts use advanced diagnostic and medical techniques to care for children of all ages.


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