JUNE 16-18, 2023 • chicago, illinois
Since 2019, The Chandler Project (TCP) has hosted the annual Achondroplasia Research Conference, the only event in North America to learn about the latest research and advancements pertaining to pharmaceutical and surgical treatment for those with achondroplasia. In 2021, the event expanded its focus on other skeletal dysplasias including hypochondroplasia and spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SEDc). In honor of this being the fifth year of the conference, TCP is excited to announce the rebranded conference title: PHARMACHON.
Pharmaceutical treatment and research surrounding achondroplasia and other skeletal dysplasias can be a sensitive subject matter. Now more than ever, it's important to have a safe space for patients, parents & caregivers, researchers, physicians, pharmaceutical and biotech companies to engage and network in a safe environment and to openly discuss and bond over shared experiences surrounding treatment, research and developments.
At PHARMACHON, patients, parents and caregivers get to hear the latest information surrounding research and developments from researchers, physicians and pharmaceutical companies. More importantly, the researchers, physicians and companies will be able to hear from patients and parents on what they are wanting and are hoping for in terms of treatment options.
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"I completely geeked out. Genetics is so fascinating to me. As someone who works in graduate medical education, I've attended my fair share of medical conferences and talks, and I always love listening to scientists and doctors talk about their research, but this is my first one where I get to listen to people talking about research so close to my heart that I've already studied so much about, and it just hits different."
"I loved everything about this event."
"I appreciated the Q&A panel discussions! I wish there was more data to be shared. Being able to discuss with other families was a highlight."
"I am very grateful for this event and I am also grateful that non-achon conditions are being discussed also!"
"I expected the presentations to be dumbed-down but I was so happy they presented the science in-depth and didn’t shy away from hard questions! Amazing."
"Access to Pharma info that I can’t get anywhere else and connect with the other attendees. Dr. Ravi was especially amazing!"