Rare Disease Day®(link is external) takes place worldwide, typically on or near the last day of February each year, to raise awareness among policymakers and the public about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. Each year, NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center sponsor Rare Disease Day at NIH as part of this global observance. This year’s global theme is “Research,” and the slogan is “Research brings hope to people living with a rare disease.”

2017 Event Information

Rare Disease Day at NIH 2017

Monday, February 27
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Masur Auditorium, Building 10
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Admission is free and open to the public in person or via webcast. In association with Global Genes®, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of jeans. Be sure to follow the event on social media using #RDDNIH.

Register Now • Agenda (PDF – 134KB) • Live Webcast

Featured Activities: NIH Clinical Center tours, posters, exhibits, art show and presentations

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