In June 2018, the APEC Rare Disease Network organized the inaugural APEC Policy Dialogue on Rare Diseases in Beijing, China, now a flagship annual event.
The 1st APEC Policy Dialogue on Rare Diseases set the stage for development of the APEC Action Plan on Rare Diseases, which was endorsed by the Life Sciences Innovation Forum in November 2018. More than 60 people attended the dialogue from 14 APEC economies.
The 2nd APEC Policy Dialogue on Rare Diseases will be held in 2019, in either Q2 or Q4. The host city is TBD.