A joint seminar of Lithuanian and Japanese scientists, organized by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Japanese Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) was held in Vilnius on 23-24 September, 2019.

During the seminar, researchers shared their experiences on research into rare and undiagnosed diseases, cancer and the potential of biomedical resources. Great emphasis has been placed on highlighting the contribution of technology to faster research, diagnosis and sharing of research.

Seminar topics: rare and undiagnosed diseases; cancer research based on data sharing and data management; clinical population genetics for rare and undiagnosed diseases and cancers (using electronic health records, genomics and metabolism data).

This seminar was attended by the Children’s Hospital physicians: Head of Coordinating Centre for Children’s Rare Diseases prof. dr. Rimantė Čerkauskienė, pediatric neurologist Dovilė Kalibatienė, head of the Pediatric Oncology Center assoc. dr. Elena Rascon.

Pediatric neurologist D. Kalibatienė gave a presentation: “Experience of international collaboration for rare diseases research in Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos“.