A rare disease is defined as a life-threatening or chronically debilitating disorder or condition which is uncommon in the general population. Over 6000 rare diseases have been so far identified, with 80% of them having a genetic origin. It is estimated that about 6-8% of Australians are affected by a rare disease.
This year's theme for Rare Disease Day is "Bridging health and social care". Join us for this special public lecture, bringing together guest speakers from The John Curtin School of Medical Research, the ANU Medical School and the ANU Research School of Population Health. Professor Cook, Associate Professor Phillips and Dr Bourke will share their work and discoveries focusing on the clinical, care and policy aspects of rare diseases.