Wednesday, 23 March 2022 – 14:00 – 15:00 (CET)

PTC Therapeutics invites you to participate in a multi-stakeholder webinar to present the findings of the Economist Impact* report ‘Rare paediatric neurological diseases: A focus on Europe’ and discuss how policymakers, industry, healthcare providers and patients can collaborate to improve care and outcomes.

Rare paediatric neurological conditions are debilitating diseases with significant impact on the daily lives of children and their families. Most rare diseases have neurological symptoms, and about 90% of those affecting children have major neurological effects limiting the ability to achieve key cognitive and physical development milestones.

To highlight policy priorities for improving care, patient outcomes and quality of life, Economist Impact, sponsored by PTC Therapeutics undertook a project to better understand how these disorders affect the lives of patients and their families. The resulting report ‘Rare paediatric neurological diseases: A focus on Europe’ highlights the difficulties in achieving a timely and accurate diagnosis, as well as the numerous challenges to providing adequate care and support. It concludes that policymakers should work, together with other stakeholders, to develop a rare diseases healthcare ecosystem that is sufficiently resourced and organized to enable even the most complex conditions to be assessed and managed expeditiously.

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Liz Sukkar Elizabeth Sukkar
Senior Research Manager in Global Health, Economist Impact.


Tim Cox Prof. Dr. Tim Cox
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus and Director of Research, University of Cambridge; Lead Patron, MLD (Metachromatic Leukodystrophy) Support Association UK
Tobias Tobias Mentzel
Chairman, European Leukodystrophy Germany (ELA Deutschland e.V.).
Dorica Dan Dorica Dan
Chair, Romanian Prader Willi Association; President, the Romanian National Alliance for Rare Diseases; Member, EURORDIS Board of Officers and Board of Directors
Ivana Ivana Badnjarević
President, Lil’ Brave One Association (Hrabriša), Serbia
Dr. Maurizio Scarpa Prof. Dr. Maurizio Scarpa
MetabERN Coordinator, Founder and President of the Brains for Brain Foundation, Professor of Paediatrics at the Dept. Of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of Padova
Thomas Thomas Bols
Head of Government Affairs and Patient Engagement, EMEA & APAC, PTC Therapeutics


Organized by PTC Therapeutics

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* Economist Impact (EI) is part of The Economist Group. Economist Impact combines the rigour of a think-tank with the creativity of a media brand to engage a globally influential audience. EI believes that evidence-based insights can open debate, broaden perspectives and catalyse progress.