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Call for Nominations: CORD’s 4th Annual Rarity Awards

CORD is truly indebted to all of the individuals, patient organizations, and corporations that contribute to advancing rare disease in Canada. This year, CORD’s 4th Annual Rarity Awards will once again recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and achievements toward overcoming the challenges of rare diseases and improving people’s lives. The nomination process is open to everyone. You are invited to submit a nomination for any or all of the award categories.

The award winners will be honoured at the CORD Rare Disease Day Gala on February 29, 2016 in Ottawa.

Seven categories of Rarities will be honoured:

✦ Rare Disease Leadership Award: 
This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the rare disease community.

✦ Policy Maker Award:
 This award is presented to a policy maker whose dedication and commitment to rare diseases has made a difference to the rare disease community.

✦ CORD Volunteer Award:
 This award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to CORD and the rare disease community on a volunteer basis.

✦ CORD Youth Leadership Award:
 This award is given to celebrate and recognize the contributions and achievements of young people in the rare disease community and impact in shaping the future.

✦ Scientific Award:
 This award is presented to a distinguished researcher whose career represents a unique blend of scientific excellence and support of the patient community.

✦ Patient Organization Award:
 This award is presented to a CORD affiliate member group making outstanding contribution in patient support or advocacy.

✦ Corporate Award:
 This award is presented to a leading company who is dedicated and committed to developing and providing treatments to improve the lives of those with rare diseases.

CORD will be accepting nominations until January 15, 2015.

Nominations can be submitted online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rarityawards2016