Washington, D.C. November 14, 2016 – The Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation (“RPASF” or the “Foundation”) was thrilled to help host 13 Doctors from 5 Countries at the Henley Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. to discuss relapsing polychondritis (“RP”)!
The Foundation is extremely grateful for this highly skilled group’s dedication to patient care and research. It is incredibly noteworthy that these experts — in a broad range of specialties — are willing to collaborate to improve patient care and to drive research forward.
During the meeting, the doctors reviewed the current research being conducted in the area of RP and explored ways to continue to collaborate.
RPASF is excited about the shared objective to establish diagnostic criteria for RP, standardize data collection processes, and potentially establish an international biosample repository.
We thank Dr. Marcela Ferrada of the NIH for her role in coordinating this important meeting and salute her and her global colleagues for their outstanding collaboration, which benefits the RP and autoimmune disease communities. Fantastic!