Ataxia and Other Rare Disease Events
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Each year during December the International Alliance of Patients (IAOP) gather together to promote patient-centred healthcare around the world. Their vision is to see patients placed at the centre of healthcare. You can get involved by becoming an IAPO member, joining the global patient conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Linkedin, or by signing up for their monthly newsletter.
This event which takes place on Nov 28th each year brings together patients, organisations, clinicians and researchers with the aim of increasing people’s knowledge about the large range of rare diseases. In 2020, the event is virtual and is free to attend.
22Q is a rare genetic disorder caused by a missing section of chromosome 22. November is the awareness month for this condition. You can get involved by donating or sharing your own story about life with 22Q on social media and use a 22Q personalised frame on your Facebook profile. Click for more details
Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder which is caused by a non-cancerous tumour on the pituitary gland that causes an excess of growth hormone in the body. You can contribute to the awareness day by encouraging people with symptoms to seek medical advice to help increase early diagnosis.
This is a rare auto-immune condition which varies in the age of onset and is most commonly found in individuals with one or more pre-existing auto-immune conditions. People with this condition commonly experience rigidity in their muscles as well as spasms. The official awareness day for this condition is 24th October.
Celebrated internationally, the 10th Oct marks a day to promote good mental health and to explore issues leading to poor mental health and mental health disorders. Each year a different mental health topic is addressed and explored. You can get involved by making a donation or becoming a member.
A rare genetic condition that affects the X chromosome and can result in various learning disabilities. 10th Oct is the awareness day for fragile X in Spain and Ireland. To find out how you can help raise awareness, see more details.
This abbreviation stands for Paediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome which is a neuro-psychiatric condition that causes the brain to become inflamed. It is a condition that is found in children caused by an immune response. The 9th of October is the official international awareness day for this condition but there are many events held to mark this condition throughout the year.
This is a genetic condition that only affects males. It can cause problems with brains development and result in learning disabilities. October 8th is the awareness day for MCT8 in Greece. Click to find out more.