The 6th European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products (ECRD 2012) will be held on 23 – 25 May 2012 at the MCE Conference Centre in Brussels, Belgium. It is the unique platform/forum across all rare diseases, across all European countries, bringing together all stakeholders (patients’ representatives, academics, health care professionals, industry and policy makers). The conference provides the state-of-the-art of the rare disease environment, monitoring and benchmarking initiatives. It covers research, development of new treatments, health care, social care, information, public health and support at European, national and regional levels. Visit the official ECRD 2012 website.