On May 8-10, 2014, BBDF attended the 7th Annual European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products (ECRD) held in Berlin, Germany. The ECRD is the foremost meeting of the rare disease community and a unique platform across all rare diseases, across all European countries, binging together all stakeholders – patients, patients’ representatives and caregivers; academics, scientists and researchers; payers and regulators; health care professionals, industry, payers, policy makers and representatives of the Member States. Centered on bringing the “Rare Disease Puzzle” to life, the conference focused on collaboration. Accordingly, the conference brought together over 700 participants from over 40 countries. BBDF’s Principal Scientist Danielle Kerkovich, PhD, learned about the key initiatives that will address the challenges of today to meet the needs of people with a rare disease, such as Batten disease, tomorrow. Visit http://www.rare-diseases.eu/ to learn more about ECRD 2014.