• Patient advocates: this toolkit should be on your holiday reading list

    “The Share4Rare Toolkit for Patient Advocacy is a very well-designed toolkit that helped me a lot. It gave me the much-needed organisational support and ideas, and ways to innovate my practice. Mainly
  • Interview to Verónica Zofío — Affected by lymphangioleiomyomatosis

    Verónica Zofío is the marketing manager of an environmental laboratory. She is 40 years old and was born and raised in La Vall d'Uixó, Castellón (Spain). Six years ago she had a pneumothorax
  • Share4Rare End Event: setting the path for next generation data sharing in rare diseases

    Rare disease patients and their families have the right to be part of a community, wherever they are in the world. It is equally important that research that is performed will benefit the patient
  • Meeting the partners — The Synergist

    They say it takes a village, and the rare diseases community is just that - a tight knit group with a sense of camaraderie and fellowship. This is the power of Share4Rare - creating a platform where
  • Meeting the partners — Sant Joan de Déu Research Foundation

    “Starting in 2015, we have a dedicated department to include patients and caregivers in research projects”, explains Begonya Nafria, the hospital’s Patient Engagement in Research Coordinator. “This
  • Meeting the partners — World Duchenne Organization

    The World Duchenne Organization (WDO) is one of the two patient organisations joining Share4Rare as project partner. Dimitrios Athanasiou, WDO board member and father of a boy with Duchenne, did not
  • Wednesday is Share4Rare User Day

    In 2020 hundreds of people from 50 countries were connected in the Share4Rare community. The pandemic has forced us to include technology in our day to day life and you may have some doubts about the
  • The bright side of 2020: what we have done and achieved in Share4Rare

    The New Year began with the launch of a research project aimed at studying the long-term adverse effects of paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, which was added to the pilot projects opened in
  • Report - 3rd day of the International Congress on the Effects of COVID-19 in People with Rare Diseases

    The challenge of undiagnosed patients: challenges and needs Dr. Marcelo Andrade opened the first table of the third day of the congress. This paediatrician at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital explained
  • Report - 2nd day of the International Congress on the Effects of COVID-19 in People with Rare Diseases

    Emotional support to the affected people: the role of patient organizations and virtual communities Roberta Anido de Pena (president of FADEPOF) opened the session with a panel that discussed the role
  • Report - 1st day of the International Congress on the Effects of COVID-19 in People with Rare Diseases

    The opening of the congress was led by Patricia García, medical director of the Garrahan Hospital, a reference centre for rare diseases in Argentina. García explained the challenge that COVID-19
  • An Interview with Marjolein van Kessel — President of Naevus Global

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