DEBRA International Congress 2017

5 October 2017

This is the first time the DEBRA International Congress on the Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) rare genetic skin conditions has been held in the Asia Pacific region, and therefore represents a unique opportunity for international networking on these conditions.

The programme will include international experts sharing their specific clinical and research projects, DEBRA-supported initiatives and the voices of people living with EB. There will also be workshops and forums for patients and health professionals.

DEBRA New Zealand’s vision is that people living with EB will have access to the best quality support and medical care, while pushing for the development of effective treatments. There are 50 DEBRA organisations around the world and many of them will be represented at the Congress, making this an exceptional opportunity for knowledge sharing.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the rare disease community in New Zealand,” says Dr Collette Bromhead, Chief Executive for NZORD. “I applaud the hard work of the DEBRA team in bringing an event of this calibre to Wellington.”

The conference will be held on 24–26 November at CQ Hotel in Wellington.

Katie Archer