Category Archives: Tip of the week


Basic notions to get the most out of Google

We know, you were told not to google your disease but let’s be honest you did it and if you’re lucky you got tons of results and maybe it was…

Canned Responses

Use Gmail Canned responses to speed up replies

A few days ago we discovered a Google Feature called “Canned Responses”. We found it perfectly handy when you need to send similar email responses out to a number of people….


How do I set up a patient organisation for my rare disease?

Many people that visit RareConnect are interested in starting a formal rare disease patient organization to advocate for their disease and meet other people. We fully support that idea and…

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Rare Disease Awareness Days

This list of awareness days for different rare diseases has been gathered from EURORDIS members and RareConnect followers over the past few months. If we missed your date, please go…


Rare disease patient groups using Orphanet effectively

Orphanet is the most important database in the European Union for rare diseases and orphan drugs for the general public.  It contains information about 6 000 diseases and is freely accessible….

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Never miss an article published about your rare disease

by Robert Pleticha As a rare disease patient advocate, it is important to stay up to date on recent scientific publications in your disease area. Whether your disease has new…


Use Followerwonk to find other rare disease patients

We would like to introduce you a new tool we’ve started using on RareConnect. It’s called Followerwonk. Followerwonk offers different features and some of them quite advanced, like compare…

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Using Thunderclap to unite your crowd on social media

by Robert Pleticha There are around 985 million new Facebook posts and 400 million new Tweets made every day. How is your disease and message going to stand out? Do…