Welcome to the XIV International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2019)

Rare Diseases Are Not Orphans

Raising Dreams by Building Realities for Rare Diseases through International Cooperation.

It is with great pleasure that the Ministry of Health of Israel and the ICORD organizing committee invites you to attend the 14th Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs.

Israel is the land in which ideas, people, history, science, innovation and faith come together to form the vibrant fabric of society. Israel has the highest density in scientific start-ups, medical innovations and scientific initiatives. 

ICORD has being carrying its message, and making dreams into realities, by joining experts from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. It is challenging to build a new reality for those affected by rare diseases.

The Israel MOH has developed specific programs to aid people with rare diseases. 
With pride, we drive advanced programs to create a new horizon. However, the path to meet the needs of all affected by rare diseases is still far from being completed. That’s the main reason for ICORD.

Experts in rare diseases from academia, patient’s organizations, industrial developers, and government policy makers and regulators, will attend ICORD to develop a comprehensive and high quality program.


Asher Salmon MD, PhD, M.H.A - Co-chair                                    Hadar Yardeni MD, MHA, MA, LL.M - Co-chair
Director, Department of International Relations                            Head of Department for Child Development and Rehabilitee
Israel Ministry of Health                                                                        Israel Ministry of Health Office