Rare Diseases Organizing Committee

Romina Ortiz

Rare Genomics Institute

Biography: Romina Ortiz completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at John ReadMore...

Research Interest: Her goal is to integrate phenotypic medical information with genomic data to id...

David Dongliang Ge


Biography: Dr. David Dongliang Ge is CEO and President of Apostle. Apostle Inc is ReadMore...

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Daniel Cohen


Biography: Daniel Cohen , MD Phd, former Professor of Medical Genetics in Paris U ReadMore...

Research Interest: orphan genetic

Harsha Rajasimha

Organization for Rare Diseases India

Biography: Dr. Harsha Rajasimha has over 15 years of experience and widely recogn ReadMore...

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Amrik Sahota

Rutgers University

Biography: Amrik Sahota is a professor in the Department of Genetics, Rutgers Uni ReadMore...

Research Interest: Dr. Sahota’s research interests are in genetic disorders of urolithiasis, mou...

Stella Blackburn


Biography: Stella Blackburn has spent over 30 years in pharmacovigilance and phar ReadMore...

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Jacques Tremblay

Laval University

Biography: Dr. Jacques P. Tremblay received a PhD in Neuroscience from the Univer ReadMore...

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Anton Yuryev


Biography: Dr. Anton Yuryev received PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Joh ReadMore...

Research Interest: Dr. Yuryev’s research interests involve developing statistical models for dru...

Masoabi Sefojane

South African Haemophilia Foundation Youth Council
South Africa

Biography: Masoabi currently serves as a administrative coordinator for the South ReadMore...

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Abdul Matin

Associate Professor
Majmaah University
Saudi Arabia

Biography: Dr. Abdul Matin received his PhD from Birkbeck, University of London f ReadMore...

Research Interest: parasitic diseases


Regional Chair, Middle East
Patient Safety Movement Foundation
United Arab Emirates

Biography: Dr. Ellahham has served as Chief Quality Officer for SKMC since 2009. ReadMore...

Research Interest: Cardiology

Nadia Bodkin

Senior Executive Vice President
Rare Advocacy Movement
Greater New York City Area

Biography: She currently holds the positions of Senior Executive Vice President o ReadMore...

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Stef Stienstra

Dutch Armed Forces / Royal Dutch Navy

Biography: Strategic and creative consultant in biomedical science, with a parall ReadMore...

Research Interest: Ebola

Scott Schliebner

Senior Vice President
Center for Rare Disease, Precision Medicine, and Advanced Therapeutics

Biography: Mr. Schliebner is a clinical strategist with a 25-year background in c ReadMore...

Research Interest: rare diseases, orphan drugs, and advanced therapeutics

Hafiz Muhammad Mazhar Asjad

Associate Professor
Forman Christian College University

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Mohammed Zahran

Public Health Specialist
Ministry of Health & Prevention
United Arab Emirates

Biography: I earned a Medical Doctorate (MD) in Community Medicine, Master Degree ReadMore...

Research Interest: Epidemiology

Bryan Gutierrez

DHA Pharmacist
Al Zahra Private Hospital

Biography: Bryan Gutierrez has completed his Bachelor degree in Pharmacy at the U ReadMore...

Research Interest: chemotherapy medications and regimens, Clinical pharmacology

Mohamed Abozeid

Medical Oncologist
Suez Canal University Hospital

Biography: Lecturer and medical oncology specialist in Clinical Oncology departme ReadMore...

Research Interest: Oncology, Cancer virology, Genetics, Methods of imaging in medicine and biology...

Jeff Leider

Let Them Be Little X2 Foundation S.G.E
New Jersey

Biography: Jeff Leider, of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, has been on the forefront of ReadMore...

Research Interest: Rare Disease Awareness

Leila Macedo

Founder member of the International Federation of Biosafety Associations
Ministry of Health

Biography: She has Doctor Degree in Microbiology and Immunology. She has establis ReadMore...

Research Interest: Biotechnology

Qais Abu Ali

Medical director
Ultragenyx pharmaceutical

Biography: Dr. Ali is a Clinical and Molecular geneticist certified by the Americ ReadMore...

Research Interest: Gene therapy, Pediatric expert

Mohamad Miqdady

American Board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Biography: Dr. Mohamad Miqdady is American Board certified in Pediatric Gastroent ReadMore...

Research Interest: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Yuvuz Selim SILAY

Chairman ICG
Istanbul Consulting Group

Biography: Yavuz is the chairman of Istanbul Consulting Group. ICG(Istanbul Consu ReadMore...

Research Interest: Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Timothy Low

Head of Medical Affairs, Asia Pacific, Shire
Board Director, Farrer Park Hospital

Biography: Dr Timothy Low is currently the Head of Medical Affairs Asia Pacific a ReadMore...

Research Interest: Rare Disease

Guang-Hui Liu

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Biography: Dr. Guang-Hui Liu is a Professor in Institute of Biophysics, Chinese A ReadMore...

Research Interest: Focuses on using stem cell and gene editing techniques to study and treat aging...

Jennifer E. Miller

Assistant Professor
NYU Langone Medical Center

Biography: Jennifer E. Miller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of ReadMore...

Research Interest: Stem Cell Research

Leslie Atley

Clinical Research Coordinator
Children's National Medical Center

Biography: Leslie Atley is a Clinical Research Coordinator II at Children's Natio ReadMore...

Research Interest: Leslie Atley’s research interest include genetic rare disease, urea cycle dis...