Force in Ireland which brings together the Genetic and Rare Disorders Organisation GRDO, the Irish Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science and Industry IPPOSI and the Medical Research Charity Group MRCG in partnership with the Northern Ireland Rare Disease Partnership NIRDP and Rare Disease UK.

In line with the theme Rare Disorders Without Borders, the conference promoted collaborative and innovative ways of working between Ireland and the UK, north and south, east and west and across the EU in the field of rare diseases. The conference took place in Dublin to coincide with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU, fitting given this year’s deadline for the development of national plans for rare diseases in the EU.