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National Organization for Rare Disorders to Honor LGDA Patient and Mother

NORD to Present Awards at “Portraits of Courage” Celebration, May 8, 2014, in Washington DC Rare disease patients, patient advocates, two members of Congress and companies that have brought novel new therapies to patients will be honored at the “Portraits of Courage Celebration” of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) on Thursday, May 8, at the National Building Museum

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ATS-PAR Meet the Expert – San Diego

If you’re in the San Diego area Saturday, May 17, 2014, make plans to stop by the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society and visit with representatives of the Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance at its booth on PAR Row. This year’s event will focus on “Living Your Best Life with Lung Disease” and will be from 10 a.m. to 2

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Thank you, Dr. Groft

The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) would like to express our deep thanks to Dr. Steve Groft on his retirement as the star of the world of rare diseases.  As the longtime Director of the Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR), Dr. Groft has been the leading voice in America for patients and families affected by a rare disease.  

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Orphan Drug Heroes

World Orphan Drug Congress USA Heroes Wall           For 4 years the World Orphan Drug Congress USA has sought inspiration from rare disease patients to continue with the research and discovery for orphan drugs. This year WODC USA asked rare disease patients and advocacy groups who inspires them and selected the 30 heroes of the sector.

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ATS Hill Day

LGDA Participates in ATS Hill Day 2014 In late March, ATS officers and patient representatives of the Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR), of which the Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance is a member, visited Washington, D.C., to advocate for respiratory health as part of ATS Hill Day 2014. Events like the ATS Hill Day provide important opportunities for rare disease advocates

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Meeting Report

1st International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (lymphangiomatosis) and Gorham-Stout Syndrome The Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) and the Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI) are pleased to share the publication of the Conference Report on the Proceedings of the First International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (lymphangiomatosis) and Gorham-Stout Syndrome. The conference was hosted by the LMI and the LGDA

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