New Zealand’s first meeting of rare disorder researchers took place at Otago University last month.

Fourteen researchers from around New Zealand met in Dunedin at a meeting hosted by NZORD on 21 November. The aim was to bring together researchers in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere to build connections and collaborations.

Each participant presented their current research to the meeting, with time for discussion with their colleagues. The group also discussed funding opportunities for rare disease research within New Zealand and the possibility of setting up a an online hub for accessing and browsing shared data.

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