ICORD 2017 in China

12th ANNUAL ICORD MEETING, 7-10 September 2017,
Beijing, China

ICORD, the Chinese Organization for Rare Diseases (CORD) and Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH), three non-profit entities, co-organise the 12th Annual ICORD Meeting with Rare Diseases International (RDI) as an international partner. The meeting will take place together with the 6th China Rare Disease Summit and will be held 7-10 September 2017 in the fascinating and historical city of Beijing, China. ICORD warmly welcomes you to Beijing and hope you will join us for this event aimed for everyone in the field of rare diseases, in China and around the world.

****Abstract deadline is postponed to June 11****Early-bird registration until 31 May 2017****

ORGANISATION
ICORD 2017 will be organised together with Chinese Organization for Rare Diseases and the Peking Union Medical College Hospital. The organisation committee is constituted by knowledgeable and experienced persons in the field of rare diseases who contribute to a multifaceted and interesting programme for all stakeholders. Rare Diseases International supports in the development of the conference programme.

For more information about ICORD and previous annual meetings please see the following link.

PARTICIPANTS
Everyone with an interest in rare diseases is welcome to attend and contribute to the ICORD annual meeting. ICORD is an International Society for all individuals active in rare diseases and/or orphan drugs, including health care, research, academic, industry, patients, patient groups, regulatory authorities, health authorities, and public policy professionals.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
The programme of the 2017 ICORD annual meeting is currently under development. It will include sessions of importance to all stakeholders within the rare disease field, such as rare disease policies, patient registries, clinical care, diagnostics, orphan drug access, research and precision medicine, global collaboration and quality of life. In addition there will be a poster session, which offers an opportunity for the conference delegates to meet and discuss matters of importance with other delegates with similar interests.

Conference programme overview

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
ICORD welcomes submissions of abstracts in the field of rare diseases and orphan products. Accepted abstracts are eligible for poster presentation. Part of the submissions will be selected for oral presentations. Submit your abstract at the conference websiteAbstract deadline is 28 May.

VENUE
The meeting will be held at the Beijing JW Marriott Hotel.

Hotel Address: No.83 Jian Guo Road, China Central Place, Beijing
See the hotel website here.

REGISTRATION
Registration is now open at the conference website. Early registration to lower fee ends 31 May, but registration is open after that to normal fee.
ICORD members get reduced registration fee. You are welcome to apply for ICORD membership!

VISA
Please note that all foreign nationals need visas to enter China. Upon completion on meeting registration non-Chinese registrants will receive an invitation letter from the local organisers for visa application.

SPONSORS AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
A wide option for sponsorship activities will be offered upon request.
ICORD 2017 Sponsorship information (Eng) (pdf)
ICORD is a non-profit organisation, its programme, designations of speakers and activities being free of conflict of interest. Please contact the ICORD secretariat (icord.karolinska@sll.se) for further information.

ICORD SECRETARIAT
For questions do not hesitate to contact Désirée Gavhed at the ICORD secretariat, icord.karolinska@sll.se.

WELCOME TO ICORD 2017!!