Rare Disease Day 2018

Gene Therapy for Rare Diseases: Promise and Challenges

February 23, 2018
11:00AM to 2:30PM
Graduate Hotel
Minneapolis MN, 55455

Keynote Speakers

Beau WebberBeau Webber, PhD
Advancing Next Generation Gene & Cell Therapies for Epidermolysis Bullosa

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University of Minnesota

Mark Osborn


Mark Osborn, PhD
Hematopoietic Lineage Cell Engineering for Rare Diseases

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Michelle Berg


Michelle Berg
Passion, Perspective, and Progress: One Community’s Ongoing Drive to Develop a Potential Gene Therapy for a Rare Pediatric Disease

Vice President, Patient Affairs and Community Engagement, Abeona Therapeutics


11:00-12:00 Poster Session
12-1:30 Lunch & Keynote
1:30-2:30 Networking

Rare Disease Day 2018


Jakub TolarJakub Tolar, MD, PhD
Dean, Medical School, University of Minnesota


Closing Remarks

James CloydJames Cloyd III, PharmD
Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (ECP), University of Minnesota


Center for Orphan Drug Research, University of Minnesota & Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota