Finding rare diseases in common places: The role of primary care in detection and diagnosis
To improve treatment of rare diseases, it is critical that rare disease detection approaches be improved, particularly in primary care settings and in public health testing places such as health centers. These environments constitute the front line for disease detection and play an outsized role in protecting the public, particularly children. Normally, emphasis is placed on testing for common diseases, which are allocated most of the resources. But it could be argued that when considered as a group, rare diseases are in fact common, and that putting more resources toward their detection in primary health care systems is a valid approach for improving diagnosis. In this webinar, our experts will discuss strategies for implementing broad rare disease detection across all doctor–patient interactions.
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Durhane Wong-Rieger, Ph.D. (Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD), Ontario, Canada)
Helen Malherbe, Ph.D. (Rare Diseases South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa)
Eyby Leon Janampa, M.D. (Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC)
Dong Dong Ph.D. (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China)
Sean Sanders, Ph.D. (Moderator, Science/AAAS, Washington, DC)