CORD is Canada's national network for organizations representing all those with rare disorders.

CORD provides a strong common voice to advocate for health policy and a healthcare system that works for those with rare disorders. CORD works with governments, researchers, clinicians and industry to promote research, diagnosis, treatment and services for all rare disorders in Canada.

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Rare Disease Day 2016 Conference and Gala

March 9, 2016 - March 10, 2016
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel: 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON
Rare Disease Day Conference and Gala  NEW Dates, Updated STRATEGY: March 9-10, 2016! While Rare Disease Day is officially being held on February 29th, unfortunately, Parliamentary sessions are not.  CORD believes it is critically important for Canada’s political leaders to be part of Canada’s Rare Disease Strategy.  Therefore, we hope everyone will join us in Ottawa on March 9-10, 2016 to celebrate Rare Disease Day with a renewed commitment to a Rare Disease Strategy, recognition of Canadian success in rare diseases, launch of Rare Alliance Canada, and an awesome gala celebration. March 9-10 will be the MOST significant Rare Disease Day in Canada’s history.  We need you to help make Canada’s Rare Disease Strategy a reality for 2.8 million Canadians. New Updated Draft Agenda and Call for Presentations Rare Diseases, Rare Women, Rare Commitment Gala  Please join us in recognizing these “Rare Women” and other “Rarity Heroes” at our Rare Disease Day Gala in Ottawa on March 9. Exceptional women from the Parliament, Ministry, and community have been chosen for public acknowledgement at this event. Awards will be presented at the Rare Disease Day Awards Gala starting with a cocktail reception at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm, with entertainment from the Cross Town Youth Chorus. * To receive member rates you must login at the top right hand corner of CORD is offering a small travel bursary to patient group representatives to help offset the cost of travel to the Rare Disease Day 2016 Conference, March 9 - March 10 in Ottawa, ON.  Apply here: Conference room rate at the Sheraton Ottawa of $199/night  Book Here: Refund Policy: Cancellations received a minimum of 15 days prior to the event will receive a refund minus an administrative fee of $15.00. This fee covers the cost of processing the registration and refund. Cancellations received after the 15-day deadline and no-shows are non-refundable.



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