Join IRDiRC’s Diagnostics Scientific Committee

IRDiRC’s  Diagnostic Scientific Committee (DSC) plays a critical role in identifying and addressing current and future bottlenecks to rare disease gene discovery and diagnosis.

As we work towards improving rare disease diagnosis globally, the DSC is currently seeking to expand its membership by welcoming a rare disease diagnostic expert from Africa or Latin America and a rare disease patient/patient advocate from anywhere in the world. We welcome individuals who have a strong interest and involvement in activities or initiatives to improve rare disease diagnosis and are passionate about making a positive impact in the field. We are looking for individuals who can commit to quarterly teleconferences, a yearly face-to-face meeting, and regular committee activities, including email correspondence.  

If you meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply and join our global community of experts and individuals who share the same vision and mission. Please note that this is a volunteer membership. To apply, please send us your resume, bio-sketch, and letter of motivation to  before 09 June 2023. 

The International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) is dedicated to achieving its goal for 2027 of “enabling all people with a rare disease to receive an accurate diagnosis, care, and available therapy within one year of coming to medical attention”. We believe in bringing the rare diseases community together, sharing knowledge and experience, and working collaboratively across borders to advance rare disease research and avoid duplication of efforts. Our organization comprises four Scientific Committees: Diagnostics, Therapies, Interdisciplinary, and Regulatory aspects of rare disease research.