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News & Events

  • January 2021 newsletter

    19 January 2021

    Our first newsletter of 2021 is now available to read, sharing with you the opportunity to get involved in our Gene Therapy focus group and a joint statement with the EWGGD on COVID-19 vaccinations for patients with Gaucher disease.

  • Gene Therapy Focus Group

    14 January 2021

    The IGA is looking for Gaucher patients and parent/caregivers to join a focus group to discuss gene therapy. We are seeking to understand the concerns and questions the community has around this potential new treatment. The focus group will last for …

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  • Vaccination program for COVID-19 in patients with Gaucher disease

    14 January 2021

    The EWGGD and IGA are standing together with the Gaucher patients’ community in this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are strongly supportive of the vaccination program for COVID-19 and hopes that any patient who is offered …

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  • A Charitable Access Program for patients with lysosomal storage disorders in underserved communities worldwide

    8 January 2021

    A paper on a Charitable Access Program for patients with lysosomal storage disorders in underserved communities worldwide has now been published online on the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases (OJRD) website.

    IGA's CEO, Tanya Collin-Histed …

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  • December newsletter and office opening hours

    8 December 2020

    Seasonal greetings from all of us here at the IGA…

    2020 has been a difficult year for us all - but one that has brought us closer as a community, so thank you to everyone for their support and for following us here on social media, helping …

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  • WATCH NOW: Digital health technology webinar

    11 November 2020

    If you missed the last of our educational webinars for 2020 which focussed on digital health technology, you can watch it here

    Our thanks to Aparito, Backpack and Patient Discovery who presented their technologies and demonstrated how …

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  • IGA updates its Strategic Plan

    10 November 2020

    Following a review by the board and taskforce members, we are delighted to present our updated strategy, based on our strategy developed in 2018.  Read more here.

  • WATCH NOW: New born screening webinar

    4 November 2020

    The IGA's webinar on newborn screening was chaired by Aviva Rosenberg and our panelists were Dr Juana Inés Navarrete MD Head Department of Genetics Hospital Central Sur PEMEX and Professosr of Genetics Faculty of Medicine Universidad …

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  • IGA is granted Charity status

    29 October 2020

    We are delighted to announce that on the 27th October the International Gaucher Alliance was granted Charity status by the Charity Commission of England and Wales and has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number …

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  • Developing digital endpoints for the Gaucher community

    15 October 2020

    Aparito Limited, a med-tech company developing innovative digital endpoints to support remote patient data capture has worked extensively with the wider Gaucher community to develop disease specific digital endpoints to support patients.  Read …

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