Genetics and Genomics of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders

III National Meeting of Women Researchers on Rare Diseases

The III National Meeting of Women Researchers on Rare Diseases has been hold in the Príncipe Felipe Research Centre (CIPF) on March 2th, organized by Carmen Espinós. The first session, "Therapy and Treatment for Rare Diseases" was chaired by María Torralba (Indacea Platform) and the speakers were Pilar González-Cabo (INCLIVA & CIBERER), Ada García-Gimeno (Universitat Politècnica de València), Dunja Lukovic (CIPF), and Aurora Pujol (ICREA, IDIBELL & CIBERER). The second session, “Clinical Research on Rare Diseases”, was chaired by Silvia Cholbi (Spanish Association of patients with the 5q14.3 microdeletion syndrome, MEFC2) and the speakers were Carmen Ayuso (Fundación Jiménez Díaz & CIBERER), Teresa Jaijo (Hospital U. i P. La Fe & CIBERER), Marina Berenguer (Universitat de València, Hospital U. i P. La Fe & CIBEREHD), and Encarna Guillén (H. Clínico U. Virgen de la Arrixaca). Near 150 people attended this meeting for students, patients and citizens in general, and that has as main goal, to closer the science made by women researchers on rare diseases in our country.