You're invited to SBP's Rare Disease Day in La Jolla

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"Human Glycosylation Disorders" is the theme of this year's Rare Disease Day at SBP. On February 26-27, 2016, Hudson Freeze, Ph.D., director of the Human Genetics Program at SBP, is hosting the 7th Annual Rare Disease Day Symposium in La Jolla, Calif.

This year, we have invited patient advocate groups CDG CARE,, and The Grace Wilsey Foundation to join our collaborative event. These groups support awareness and support for individuals with congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG).  CDGs are a group of rare inherited metabolic disorders that involve impairments in glycosylation, the attachment of sugars to proteins to form glycoproteins. While glycosylation occurs throughout the body, it's especially crucial for proper development of the nervous system.

On February 27, 2016, a "doctor-is-in" session is being held in order to offer an interactive networking reception that promotes conversations among scientists, physicians, families, and advocates.

The event is FREE and open to anyone with a genuine interest in rare diseases.

Where: Sanford Children’s Health Research Center Building 12 Auditorium 10905 Road to the Cure San Diego, CA 92121

Scientific Symposium

Day 1 Friday, February 26, 2016 9 a.m.-5 p.m. PST Lunch will be provided

Day 2 Saturday, February 27, 2016 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided

“Doctor is in” Session

Saturday, February 27, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST

Website and Registration:

For more information contact

We look forward to seeing you there!

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