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National Gaucher Foundation Founder Robin Ely, MD to Speak in India

As part of organization’s Global Diagnostic and Treatment Initiative, Dr. Ely to speak at Indian Society of Human Genetics 2024 Conference

Rockville, MD – Dr. Robin A. Ely, Clinical Advisor to and a co-founder of the National Gaucher Foundation (NGF), will speak at the 48th Annual Meeting and International Conference of the Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG) in India, as part of the NGF’s Global Diagnostic and Treatment Initiative.

Ely will be speaking on Tuesday, January 23 at 14:30 local time on “How Lysosomal Diseases Got on the Map”.

“As NGF continues to grow its impact throughout the world with the Global Diagnostic and Treatment Initiative, I’m honored to be speaking about this important topic to a large audience of doctors, researchers, and pharmaceutical representatives at ISHG,” says Ely.

The ISHG event, organized by the Institute of Human Genetics, will take place in Ahmedabad, Gujarat from January 21-24. According to the ISHG website, the “conference has been envisioned to display the latest and cutting-edge scientific advancements in the field of clinical and basic genetics from all around the globe, with a special emphasis on treatment for rare genetic disorders.”

“Rarely do you get an opportunity to present to such a cutting-edge, forward-thinking audience at an international stage about the specifics of rare disease like Gaucher disease, and as NGF’s Global Diagnostic and Treatment Initiative grows, this quickly became a must-attend event for us,” says Dr. Ely.

In her presentation, Dr. Ely will focus on:

  • Gaucher Disease as the “flagship” lysosomal storage disorder
  • Her family’s personal story
  • The evolution of scientific exploration from bench to clinic to patient

Dr. Ely’s trip to India will include visits to additional locations to meet with local doctors and Gaucher patients, allowing her to assist with ongoing diagnoses and provide insights from her 40+ years of experience in Gaucher disease.

Throughout the trip, Dr. Ely will document her meetings with a video and photo diary that will be published on the NGF website,

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