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Agenda
5:00 p.m. Welcome
Anna Greka, institute member and director of the Kidney Disease Initiative at Broad Institute, director of Glom-NExT Center for Glomerular Kidney Disease and Novel Experimental Therapeutics at BWH, assistant professor of medicine at HMS

5:05 p.m. Opening remarks
Patricia Weltin, CEO, Rare Disease United Foundation and founder of "Beyond the Diagnosis" art exhibit

5:15 p.m. Broad Rare Disease Updates & Patient Engagement
Anna Greka
Daniel MacArthur, institute member and co-director of Medical and Population Genomics at Broad Institute, group leader in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at MGH, assistant professor at HMS
Hayley Brooks, rare disease project manager in the MacArthur lab at Broad Institute

5:30 p.m. Rare Genetic Disorders: Past, Present, Future
Featured speaker: Philip Reilly, M.D., J.D., author ofOrphan: The Quest to Save Children with Rare Genetic Disorders

6:00 p.m. Q & A
All speakers

6:30 p.m. Reception

About the featured speaker
Philip Reilly, M.D., J.D., is a venture partner at Third Rock Ventures in Boston, Massachusetts. He specializes in starting and developing companies pursuing therapies for rare genetic diseases. Phil has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific articles and seven books, and serves as a trustee emeritus of Cornell University, an overseer of Weill Cornell Medical College, and on the Advisory Board to the Boston University School of Public Health. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, and is board certified in internal medicine and clinical genetics.