Rare Disease Day Educational Conference



Friday, February 26, 2021 - Sunday, February 28, 2021


10:30pm - 2:00pm




Rare Disease Day Educational Conference


This course will help physicians reframe communication and stimulate interdisciplinary, patient-centered research to accelerate the pace of discovery for those living with rare diseases in alignment with Rare Disease Day.

Target Audience

This activity is appropriate for:
House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Other Healthcare Professionals, Physician Assistants, Physicians

In the fields of:
Endocrinology, Family Medicine, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatrics

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:

  1. Appreciate the state of genomic and big data era in driving progress in diagnostics, and therapeutics in rare and orphan diseases.
  2. Review the importance of rare diseases for scientific progress and social justice.
  3. Review the challenges of the patient and care-giver journey.
  4. Discuss barriers/challenges in access to state-of-the-art care (in both diagnostics and therapeutics) across the globe.
  5. Review barriers in therapeutic development for rare diseases.
  6. Provide mentorship opportunities for trainees of all levels (high-school to postdoctoral fellows) in research and advocacy for rare diseases.

Accreditation and Credit Designation

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 9.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.