The MENA Congress for Rare Diseases Will be Held in Abu Dhabi, UAE May 16 – 19, 2024

Abu Dhabi, UAE – A disease is considered rare if it has a prevalence of less than 1 in 2000. Recent studies indicate that there are more than 10,000 different rare diseases. Although they are uncommon individually, collectively they affect more than 5% of the population. Unfortunately, only 5% of rare diseases have available therapies.

The Middle East and North African (MENA) region includes more than 20 countries with an area of 15 million square kilometers and more than 600 million population. This region shares cultural factors causing higher prevalence of rare diseases such the common practices of large family size, high maternal and paternal age, and high consanguinity rates. People with rare diseases in our region face significant challenges including limited knowledge about their diseases, long diagnostic journey, and inadequate clinical management and support.

MENA Congress for Rare Diseases will be held in Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 16 to 19 May 2024. This conference will be the largest event for rare diseases in the region and will last for 4 days during which more than 100 speakers, including more than 30 international experts, will give the most updated knowledge in more than 100 presentations, workshops, and group meetings in various fields related to rare diseases. The meeting will also accept abstracts related to rare diseases, and the best submitted abstracts will be presented orally and receive awards. Other abstracts will be presented as posters.

This conference is a unique platform that brings all parties involved in rare diseases to one place to obtain the most updated knowledge, increase awareness, exchange experience, advance research, establish networks, explore collaborative opportunities, and provide better care for individuals with rare diseases.

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Congress details

Date:  May 16 – 19, 2024

Venue:  Beach Rotana Hotel – Beach Rotana ( Abu Dhabi ),  United Arab Emirates



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