In June, we launched Perlara On the Go, a monthly post updating you on upcoming events – be they conferences that Perlara team members are participating in, events that may be of interest to the life sciences community at large, or recaps of past events. Read on for Perlara On the Go November 2018!


Upcoming Events

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5th Annual “Living Like a Warrior” Gala

November 10, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ

Wylder Nation Foundation’s “Living Like a Warrior” Gala, a night full of inspiration and hope, will raise funds to accelerate the discovery of treatment options for children battling lysosomal storage disorders.

Ethan Perlstein will be attending

Read about Perlara’s PerlQuest collaboration with Wylder Nation to find a cure to Niemann-Pick Type A (NPA)


“Is pancreatitis in your genes?” A webinar on new genetic discoveries in chronic and recurrent acute pancreatitis

November 13, 2018
3:00 p.m. EST

Mission: Cure invites you to attend an informational webinar for chronic and recurrent acute pancreatitis patients, their families and clinicians.

Learn about Perlara’s Pancreatitis PerlQuest with Mission: Cure

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar 

November 19, 2018
Portland, OR

Ethan will speak  about using model organisms for drug discovery, and biotech entrepreneurship.

Ethan Perlstein will be speaking




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Grace Science Foundation’s 2018 NGLY1 Conference recap

By Ethan Perlstein

Ethan recaps Grace Science Foundation’s 2018 NGLY 1 Conference. Held in Palo Alto, CA, it was the 5th gathering of families and scientists from around the world, united behind one goal: to find a cure for NGLY1 deficiency.


2018 Yeast Genetics Meeting recap

By Jessica Lao

Jessica recounts the highlights of the 2018 Yeast Genetics Meeting (#Yeast18), held in August at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, and the latest developments in research and advances in tools and technology.


Perlara’s 2018 Global Genes presentation

The Global Genes 2018 RARE Patient Advocacy Summit –  the largest worldwide gathering of rare disease patients, advocates, and thought leaders – took place in October. Among them was Ethan Perlstein, who led a presentation on “Animal Models and 3D-Engineered Tissues.” The 2018 Global Genes recap will be posted in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, catch up on Ethan’s presentation.


Look for recaps of NNPDF’s 26th Annual Family and Global Genes’ 2018 RARE Patient Advocacy Summit conferences on the Perlara blog in the coming weeks! 


Industry at Large


NSGC’s 37th Annual Conference 

November 14 – 17, 2018
Atlanta, GA

The NSGC Annual Conference showcases advancements across the breadth of the genetic counseling profession to provide education and build community. Attendees will gain knowledge of clinical and scientific best practices and insights into emerging research.

5th Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases (CCRRD)

November 19, 2018
Rockville, MD

Despite their rarity, many fundamental advances in medicine have come from the study of rare diseases, which have benefited common diseases. In order to assure the future of this research, the training of the next generation of investigators in this field is important. This is a conference for new investigators, trainees, junior faculty, and others interested in rare disease research methodology.

2nd International SYNGAP1 Conference

November 27 – 28, 2018
Jupiter, FL

The 2nd International SYNGAP1 Symposium will bring together scientists and clinicians actively involved in SYNGAP1 research with trainees, young investigators and underrepresented minorities as well as experts in development of targeted therapies for related neurodevelopmental disorders.

RAREfest 2018

November 30 – December 1, 2018
Cambridge, UK

Rare disease are still not being consistently diagnosed, treated and supported effectively. The Cambridge Rare Disease Network’s RAREfest 2018 (#RAREfest18), a 2-day free festival aims to raise awareness of rare conditions, and bring together all stakeholders in the rare disease community.



Like being in the know about Perlara team members’ whereabouts and life science industry events? Look for Perlara On the Go at the beginning of each month!

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