TIRCON project ended with final conference in October 2015

from | November 2, 2015

In October 2015, the international research project TIRCON ("Treat Iron-Related Childhood-Onset Neurodegeneration"), which was funded by the European Union for four years, ended as planned. This event was celebrated with a major final conference on October 15 and 16, 2015 in Munich with around 90 participants.

The project partners, including clinicians, basic researchers and representatives of pharmaceutical companies and the patient organizations NBIA Disorders Association and Hoffnungsbaum e.V.presented the project results and the developments in NBIA research achieved through TIRCON to the attendees. Guests included our partner organizations from the NBIA Alliance as well as physicians working at clinical centers from Germany, Iran, Italy, Canada, Serbia, Spain, the Czech Republic and Hungary. (Information on the presentations can also be found in the Conference program remove)

In addition, future-oriented workshops were held at the final conference, in which the TIRCON consortium discussed research strategies and new project plans together with other scientists. The workshops were initiated and co-organized by Hoffnungsbaum e.V. and co-organized.

Even after the conclusion of TIRCON, collaborations and working meetings will continue and projects that have already been started will be continued, for example the evaluation of the study results and the continuation of the NBIA infrastructure that has been set up, such as the patient register and biobank.

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