Special Grand Round - How rare is rare?

The Special Grand Rounds highlight our commitment to the whole translational pathway from basic discovery through to impact on patients and population. The eighth of these Special Grand Rounds took place on the 21 November 2012

The theme was “Rare Diseases”, an area of major strategic importance for the School. The Grand Round provided an opportunity to hear from UCL staff at the forefront of research in this area as well as patients’ perspectives.


Professor Philip Beales (Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, UCL Molecular Medicine Unit)

“Rare Diseases at UCL/UCLP: challenges and opportunities”

Mrs Kay Parkinson

“A parents perspective –life with two children with an ultra rare disease”

Dr Helen Lachmann (Reader in Amyloidosis and Renal Medicine Inflammation, UCL Division of Medicine)

“CAPS: novel treatments of a new disease”

Followed by panel discussion


Mr Steve Burge, Dr Jane Hurst (Consultant in Clinical Genetics GOSH)

Chair: Raymond MacAllister (Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Director, UCL Division of Medicine)

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