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EB2017 - 5th World Conference of EB Research

Sunday 24 September - Tuesday 26 September 2017

DEBRA International's research mission in EB is 'from understanding cause and consequence, to developing care and cure'. All therapies that address the causes of EB directly originate in a deep understanding of EB: while some therapies are already entering clinical trials, research continues to identify new genes and mutations responsible for EB, and new concepts that may lead to better-targeted treatments and, ultimately, cures.

The aim of EB2017 is to evaluate recent research progress, to identify opportunities and priorities for new research, and to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration among EB research groups. EB2017 is primarily for researchers and clinicians actively engaging in fundamental, translational and clinical EB research.

Sunday, 24 September 2017 (evening)

Keynote talks: challenging current thinking about EB, and identifying new research targets

Monday, 25 September 2017

• New therapeutic targets and treatment concepts
• Cancer in EB
• Diagnosis - new genes, new mutations
• Preclinical research for curative therapies

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Clinical trials (morning: shared programme with EB-CLINET)
→ molecular and cell therapies
→ drug therapies
→ protein therapy

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A huge thank you to CAP Partner for managing the registration and abstract submission for the conferences free of charge and for their ongoing support to DEBRA International and people living with EB