Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

October 23, 2017
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The International Society of Skeletal Dysplasia 2017 meeting report

The International Skeletal Dysplasia Society meeting was held in Bruges between the 20th and 23rd September 2017, with the presence of world-renowned geneticists and clinicians with interest in skeletal dysplasias; also some pharmaceutical companies and patients representatives from all around … Continue reading

August 29, 2017
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13th International Skeletal Dysplasia Society meeting

From the 20th to the 23rd September 2017, it will take place in Bruges, Belgium, the ISDS meeting. The ISDS is registered as a non-profit organization and the principal aim of the Society is to promote scientific progress in the … Continue reading

July 31, 2017
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Exercises and postural education for children with achondroplasia – OSCAR 2016

In 2014, several Reference Centers in France dedicated to diseases involving the same organs, created OSCAR, the French network of rare diseases of bone, calcium, and cartilage. Citing Dr. Geneviève Baujat (Necker-Enfants Malades hospital, Paris) “The aims are to expose … Continue reading

November 7, 2016
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Conference on achondroplasia

In a collaboration initiative between ALPE Foundation, FIMABIS and Dr. Felipe Luna, Head of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology at  Málaga Central Hospital, Spain, the Second Conference of Malaga Achondroplasia Unit “Around achondroplasia – research for families” will be held in … Continue reading

May 10, 2016
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More about autophagy process in achondroplasia pathogenesis

Recently, in the AISAC congress (an italian association for the study and information on achondroplasia), a research project by TIGEM – Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine was presented who’s head researcher Prof. Carmine Settembre: “FGF signalling regulates bone growth through … Continue reading

April 15, 2016
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Achondroplasia Leaflets – Guidance for parents and health care professionals

Here are presented two leaflets for achondroplasia developed by recognized institutions.   The Manchester Centre for genomic medicine developed leaflets for achondroplasia that can be of a good help for the follow up of children, with several information and also specific … Continue reading

April 12, 2016
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Funding opportunities for projects dedicated to children with rare diseases

Kindness for Kids Healthcare Award Deadline: 30 April 2016 “Endowed with 40,000 Euro.  The Kindness for Kids Health Care Award is funding projects which aim to help improve the care situation for children with rare diseases sustainably, either through structural … Continue reading

November 27, 2015
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The inspiring force of an image

The photo “Maia”, from the Asturian photographer Andrés Gómez, has won the first prize in the XIII Contest of Digital Photography “People with disabilities in everyday life”, organized by the Institute for Community Integration (INICO) and the Foundation North Group. A … Continue reading

November 24, 2015
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EUPATI patient expert course

EUPATI is a pan-European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) project of 33 organizations, led by the European Patients’ Forum, with partners from patient organizations, universities and not-for-profit organisations, along with a number of European pharmaceutical companies. The goal is to help patients be more … Continue reading

April 12, 2015
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7th Internacional Conference on Children Bone Health

ICCBH meetings provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of current basic and clinical science in the field of bone metabolism and bone mass in children, adolescents and young adults. The conference will be held on 27th to 30th … Continue reading

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