On-line interpreting during the International Roche Infectious Diseases Symposium

The International Roche Infectious Diseases Symposium (IRIDS) is an infectious diseases (ID) conference sponsored by Roche Diagnostics.

This biennial symposium, which this year lasted for three days, provides a forum for world-renowned academics and clinicians to share their knowledge, debate and discuss the most current and emerging issues in infectious disease (ID) management and diagnostics.

Within this intimate collegial environment, Roche hopes that the exchange of knowledge and opinions fostered at IRIDS will help support new discoveries to overcome challenges in the ever-changing field of ID.

On-line interpreting during the webinar on the role of genetics in rare diseases

Share4Rare is a European project that aims to contribute to improving the quality of life of people living with rare (minority) diseases and their families. To this end, a community has been created to bring together the entire rare disease ecosystem to ultimately create impact.

To celebrate Rare Disease Day on 28 February, Share4Rare has launched a series of activities throughout the month, and on 4 February it was a pleasure to facilitate communication between patients, families, caregivers and associations and geneticists Gemma Marfany and Lluis Montoliu, who answered many questions raised during the webinar dedicated to the role of genetics in the diagnosis of rare diseases, using clear and accessible language for everyone listening.


On-line interpreting during the International Congress on the Effects of COVID-19 on People with Rare Diseases

In order to specifically address the impact of the current pandemic on people affected by minority diseases, the HSJD in Barcelona has organised a three-day international congress in collaboration with the Juan P. Garrahan Hospital in Buenos Aires.

Thanks to the recent creation of an international registry of patients with rare diseases and COVID-19, this congress, aimed at both the scientific community and patients and families, seeks to improve current knowledge of the effects of this new disease on these patients.

The congress is also part of a very active platform of the social network of the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Share4Rare, which allows patients with minority diseases, their families and carers, health professionals and researchers to exchange experiences and knowledge in order to promote research in this area.