We are pleased to announce our Co-Director, Professor Matthew Cook will be presenting a lecture on 'Rare Diseases - Resilience and Rosetta Stones' as part of ANU's John Curtin School fo Medical Research Director's 'Health through Discovery' Public Lecture Series coinciding with Rare Disease Day 2016.
Patients with rare diseases often endure years of uncertainty about their diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Remarkably, when answers eventually come, they sometimes prove to be informative not only for the individual patient, but for many. To understand how this happens, we need to know the differences between rare diseases and more common ones. Contemporary medicine is better placed to elucidate the causes of rare diseases than ever before.
In this lecture, Professor Cook will discuss how information revealed by insights into rare diseases can have large implications for human health.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
When: Monday 29 February, 5:30pm - 6:15pm, followed by light refreshments