Welcome Letter

Dear Colleague,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd International Congress on Rare Diseases (RARE2020), taking place on 12-13 March 2020 in Berlin, Germany.

RARE2020 will follow on from the success of its predecessors, addressing the challenges of Rare Diseases Treatments as well as new therapies on the horizon. It will expand on so-called “generic topics”, such as clinical trials’ design, funding for research, digital health, big data on the one hand and focusing on the individual patients for innovation in both drug development and management.

New aspects of rare diseases that have not been addressed in the previous meetings include the challenges of rare variants of rare diseases, such as Type 3c Gaucher disease which may be an experiment of nature to vascular calcification’s in old age, and also coping with rare diseases in countries like Pakistan and India. Also, a very special presentation will address communities as key factor in genetic screening.

This Congress is excited to welcome world-renowned speakers, all of whom are experts in the field of Rare Diseases and who will present ground-breaking and cutting-edge news on treatments in Rare Diseases. Topics include:

  • General challenges in rare disease
  • Patients focused aspects in rare diseases
  • Rare syndromes
  • Single gene diseases
  • Relations between rare diseases and common disorders
  • Miscellaneous rare diseases
  • New treatment modalities
  • Role of registries and big data
  • Ethical aspects in rare diseases
  • Raising awareness for rare diseases

RARE2020 is a congress suitable for scientists and clinicians, pharmaceutical, clinical research organisations, research networks and other medical professionals.

Join the Congress and benefit from expanding your network. Meet new friends, greet old colleagues and discuss new insights gained.

RARE2020 looks forward to welcoming you to the historical city of Berlin.


Prof. Ari Zimran
Congress Chair
The Gaucher Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel