The International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) was initiated by the European Commission and the US National Institutes for Health Research and launched in April 2011 to foster international collaboration in the rare diseases field. Their first international conference took place in Dublin (Ireland) 16-17 April 2013 and was organised by the European Commission in association with the Irish Presidency of the European Union.
The conference aimed to gather stakeholders active in the rare disease area from across the globe. In addition to a top-level programme taking stock of advances toward IRDiRC goals, it provided ample opportunities to network with the international rare disease community.
You can find the report and poster abstracts on the IRDiRC website: http://www.irdirc.org/?page_id=958