News on ICD Revision

Partner in Revision of ICD-10 towards ICD-11 launches a new version of its website

Orphanet is launching a new version of its website to better serve its 20,000 daily users ( on February 29, 2008. This “rare” date was selected as an appropriate day to recognise the rare disease community in Europe. For revision of the International Classification of Diseases, WHO has set up different Topic Advisory Groups (TAG) that deal with fields of medicine. The TAG Rare Diseases is formed by ORPHANET. Collaboration is expanding to US NIH, Japan, India and South Africa. The work of this group will include the ICD chapter for malformations, genetic diseases, malformations and. and rare diseases of other chapters