18 September // The EURORDIS Photo Contest 2013 gets underway, inviting anyone with an interest in rare diseases to share their most beautiful and original images. It is an opportunity to communicate visually the many diverse facets of living with a rare disease. You can also submit a poster to the European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products 2014. It will take place 8 – 10 May 2014 in Berlin. Up to 700 members of the European and international rare disease community are expected to attend.
16 September // IF's 25th International Conference on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus "GENErating Changes" will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in June 2014. The conference is organized by the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and APEBI. Since 1975, APEBI (Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus) has been working in Argentina to enforce the rights of persons with Spina Bifida, focusing on health, autonomy and social inclusion.
12-13 September // IF was represented at the plenary and working group meetings of the European Year of Citizens Alliance (EYCA). IF is involved in the working group 2 activities: the social dimension of the Europe 2020 Strategy, active inclusion, social rights and responsibilities, non discrimination and equal treatment.