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NIH Hosts Rare Disease Day, Feb. 29

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On Monday, Feb. 29, NIH will host Rare Disease Day, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. Speakers include Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ); NIH director Dr. Francis Collins; NCATS director Dr. Christopher Austin; Clinical Center director Dr. John Gallin; and NCATS Office of Rare Diseases Research and Division of Clinical Innovation director Dr. Petra Kaufmann. 

The event will feature presentations, posters and exhibits, tours of the Clinical Center and an art show. Admission is free and open to the public. In association with Global Genes, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of jeans.

Prior to the event, on Feb. 22, NIH will host a Twitter chat on rare diseases from 2 to 3 p.m. with Collins and Austin. Join the conversation by following #NIHChat.

To see the Rare Disease Day agenda and to register, visit Follow the event on social media at #RDDNIH.

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