The last day of February each year is World Rare Disease Day. This year, it falls on February 28th.
Here in the U.S., several medical-professional and patient-support groups have gotten together to make the entire week into a time of awareness and advocacy for rare diseases. Today, representatives from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research are meeting with legislators in D.C. as part of this awareness and advocacy work.
Two of the Network's scientific advisers, Suzanne Jan de Beur, M.D., and Michael Econs, M.D., will be attending some of the events, and so will Network President Becky Mock and Director Gin Jones.
Check back next week for an update on the experience.