Conferences and events across the Inspire community
Rare Disease Day at the National Institutes of Health
On February 28, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host their Rare Disease Day. Rare Disease Day at NIH aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect, and NIH collaborations that address scientific challenges and advance research for new treatments.
The goals of Rare Disease Day at NIH are to:
- Demonstrate the NIH commitment to helping people with rare diseases through research.
- Highlight NIH-supported rare diseases research and the development of diagnostics and treatments.
- Initiate a mutually beneficial dialogue among the rare diseases community.
- Exchange the latest rare diseases information with stakeholders to advance research and therapeutic efforts.
- Shine a spotlight on stories told by people living with a rare disease, their families, and their communities.
- Bring together a broad audience including patients, patient advocates, caregivers, health care providers, researchers, trainees, students, industry representatives, and government staff.
February health awareness months
- Black History Month—Read our feature article on leading oncologist Carol Brown, MD
- American Heart Month—Learn more about heart health or join one of our heart health communities.
- Eating Disorder Awareness Week—Did you know that having a health condition can trigger eating disorders? This is especially true in those whose health is impacted by the foods that they eat. Join our Eating Disorders Community if you or someone you know is impacted by an eating disorder.
“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”– Lena Horne