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ICORD 2017

China's Rare Diseases movement gets an international boost

By Shannon Ellis
Staff Writer

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SHANGHAI – For the first time in its 12-year history, the International Conference for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD) convened its annual event in China. The event marks a milestone for the local event partner, the Chinese Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD), a patient advocacy non-governmental organization that has managed to thrive in China's harsh civil society climate.

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