European Conference on Rare Diseases (CEDER)

The 4th European Conference on Rare Diseases – CEDER – will be held in Lisbon on 27th and 28th November 2007. Supported by the European Commission, the conference will be organised by EURORDIS – the European Organisation for Rare Diseases, jointly with the Portuguese Directorate-General of Health and the INFARMED - National Pharmacy and Medicines Institute.

Rare diseases are a priority issue for the EU Programme of Community Action in the Field of Public Health: both the current programme (2003-2008) and the future programme (2007-2013). The conference will examine specific subjects related to rare diseases, such as diagnosis, treatment, health care provision, research and development of medicines, and support services.

Provisional programme

José Robalo, Deputy Director-General of health (

Eurordis website