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RareDig

McGill's Rare Disease Interest Group

Upcoming Events

  • RareDIG Day 2023
    2023-03-23
    The Neuro Montreal
    2023-03-23
    The Neuro Montreal
    Join us for the event in 2023! More information to be announced shortly.

WHO WE ARE

In Fall 2017, a group of McGill Medical Students started the Rare Disease Interest Group (rareDIG), the first student-run, rare disease advocacy group in Canada. We aim to encourage medical students to adopt attitudes that will benefit patients with rare diseases and we continue to provide a platform that promotes discussion and action within our  continuously  expanding community; raising awareness of rare diseases as a whole. Developing insight into the challenges patients with rare diseases face will inform the advocacy efforts of our colleagues and encourage the creation of public policy that can reduce inequities in care.

OUR GOALS

CHANGE THE FUTURE - SHAPING A GENERATION OF PHYSICIANS
A VOICE FOR PEOPLE WITH RARE DISEASE
DELIVER THOUGHT
PROVOKING EVENTS
INTER-DISCIPLINARY NETWORKING

CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS

Over 7000

1 IN 12

80%

50%

35%

RARE DISEASES WORLDWIDE
CANADIANS AFFECTED
OF RARE DISEASES ARE GENETIC IN ORIGIN
OF RARE DISEASES PATIENTS ARE CHILDREN
OF DEATHS IN THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE
ARE FROM RARE DISEASES

upcoming events

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WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
 
WANT TO SHARE YOUR STORY AND BE FEATURED IN OUR HUMANS OF RARE DISEASE SEGMENT?
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