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Rare Disease Day | 4 pm - 8 pm


Celebrated internationally, Rare Disease Day, sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital at THM is the first of its kind in Houston and will take place February 29 from 4 pm to 8 pm. The event is free to the public and guests can enjoy THM's interactive, bilingual exhibits.

4:00-8:00 pm
Featuring 20-25 booths from Rare Disease Support organizations.

6:30 pm
Seminar "Updates in Testing for Rare Diseases" by Dr. Carlos Bacino, Chief of Genetic Services, Texas Children’s Hospital

7:00 pm
Seminar "Social Media and Rare Diseases" by Dr. Christian Schaaf, Assistant Professor, Dept of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine and parent advocate Lace Mitchell


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