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ASBMR 2014 Annual Meeting

As a member of the Rare Bone Disease Patient Network (RBDPN), the Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA), and associate members of the RBDPN, participated in the National Bone Health Alliance/Rare Bone Disease Patient Network Workshop: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights into Skeletal Biology Learned from the Study of Rare Bone Diseases on September 11, 2014, in Houston, Texas. 

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Webinar: Pulmonary Complications of Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s

Update: If you missed the webinar on August 28, it is available for viewing on the ATS website.   August 24 – 30, 2014 For the third consecutive year, Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s disease are being featured as part of Rare Lung Disease Week at the ATS. The feature of the week occurs on Thursday, August 28 when the Lymphangiomatosis and

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Patient & Family Conference

With the registration at capacity, more than 110 patients and family members turned out for the very first Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance Patient & Family Conference, held in Dallas, Texas, June 14-15, 2014. Attendees, including more than two dozen children, came from Europe, South America, and the United States and Canada. Five families attended who had lost a family

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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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