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Past, Current, and Upcoming Events hosted by the South Carolina Rare Disease Advisory Council will be posted here.

Past Events

SC RDAC Meetings


The RDAC April Teams meeting was held on April 12, 2024 at 10 am. NORD Policy Manager Carolyn Sheridan served as guest speaker to address the NORD SC State Report Card. The meeting minutes and NORD SC State Report Card presentation can be accessed below.

April 12 2024 minutes

NORD 2024 State Report Card



The RDAC January Teams meeting was held on January 5, 2024 at 9 am. Kendall Spillman was introduced as the council's new program coordinator and discussed plans for the inaugural Rare Disease symposium, to be held on February 29. The meeting minutes can be accessed below.

January 5 2024 minutes

Rare Disease Symposium News

The inaugural hybrid Rare Disease Symposium was held at Segra Park, 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC 29201 on February 29, 2024 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Registered attendees gathered both in-person and virtually to learn about innovative and impactful research going on across the state, hear personal stories from those affected by rare disease and discover some of the important advocacy work that's grown out of both necessity and hope. The symposium agenda can be accessed below. 

SC Rare Disease Symposium Agenda 2024


Rare Disease Q&A Series

A series of interviews with the Chair of SC RDAC and other participants of the SC Rare Disease Symposium.

The third interview concludes the series with research presenter Dr. Neena Champaigne, a clinical geneticist at MUSC.

Read the third interview in the series

The second interview continues the series with research presenter Maysen Mesaros, a certified genetic counselor at MUSC.

Read the second interview in the series

The first interview begins with Dr. Patrick Flume, the Chair of SC Rare Disease Advisory Council.

Read the first interview in the series


South Carolina Rare Disease Advisory Council to Host Inaugural Rare Disease Symposium

The symposium will be held on Rare Disease Day to spread advocacy and awareness about rare diseases and present current research projects.

Read more about the symposium