Rare Disease Day 2022


Since 2008, Rare Disease Day (RDD) has been held annually on the last day of February. Bringing together physicians, patient organizations, researchers, medical companies, and of course, rare disease patients from around the world, RDD raises awareness and generates change for the rare disease community.

CENTOGENE is proud to support this dedicated day to raise awareness and bring support to the more than 350 million rare disease patients.

Virtual Conference

Bringing together experts and advocates from around the world, our Rare Disease Day 2022 Virtual Event will highlight the need for personalized care that truly matches the rareness of each disease and patient.

Join us as we come together and pave the way to a cure.

*Did you know that the official RDD colors are pink, blue, and green? As part of our initiative to shine a spotlight on the community in the lead up to RDD, we have changed our colors from CENTOGENE red to the RDD colors.

Who We Are

At CENTOGENE, we empower innovative patient-centric solutions for the global rare disease community.

In a world where there are 350 million rare disease patients, we recognize that we have to do something. In a field that addresses over 7,000 rare diseases, we realize that we have to start somewhere. In an industry that has less than 5% of approved treatments, we are here to help drive bold progress.

Our Mission

CENTOGENE is on a mission to enable the cure of 100 rare diseases in 10 years.

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3:00 p.m. CET / 9 a.m. ET


Maximilian Schmid, M.D., Chief Commercial Officer – Dx, CENTOGENE

Session 1 – An Urgent Need

Kim Stratton, CEO, CENTOGENE
Taylor Kane, Executive Director, Remember The Girls/Rare Disease Patient Advocate

Session 2 – Paving the Way to Personalized Care With Mutiomics

Maximilian Schmid, M.D., Chief Commercial Officer – Dx, CENTOGENE
Prof. Peter Bauer, Chief Genomic Officer, CENTOGENE
Jorge Pinto Basto, M.D., Senior Medical Director, CENTOGENE

Session 3 – Leveraging Multiomics to Enable a Cure

Bettina Goerner, Chief Data Officer, CENTOGENE
Guido Hartmann, Head of Translational Pharmacology, CENTOGENE


5:00 p.m. CET / 11 a.m. ET


Maximilian Schmid, M.D., Chief Commercial Officer – Dx, CENTOGENE

*The program is subject to changes.


Maximilian Schmid, M.D., CENTOGENE’s Chief Commercial Officer Diagnostics

Maximilian Schmid, M.D.

Chief Commercial Officer – Diagnostics

Max serves as CENTOGENE’s Chief Commercial Officer Diagnostics. Bringing over two […]

Kim Stratton

Kim Stratton

Chief Executive Officer

Kim serves as CENTOGENE’s Chief Executive Officer. Kim has more than 25 years’ global […]

Prof. Peter Bauer,  M.D., CENTOGENE's Chief Genomic Officer

Prof. Peter Bauer, M.D.

Chief Medical and Genomic Officer

Prof. Peter Bauer, M.D., serves as CENTOGENE's Chief Medical and Genomic Officer, where […]

Rare Disease Day 2022 Speaker Jorge Pinto Basto

Jorge Pinto Basto, M.D.

Senior Medical Director

Jorge serves as CENTOGENE’s Senior Medical Director. Bringing in over 15 years of […]

CENTOGENE Executive Board Bettina Goerner

Bettina Goerner

Bettina serves as CENTOGENE’s Chief Data Officer (CDO). Bringing 15 years of […]

Rare Disease Day 2022 Speaker Guido Hartmann

Guido Hartmann

Head of Translational Pharmacology

Guido studied Biology at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. He then went on to […]

Taylor Kane

Executive Director, Remember The Girls/Rare Disease Patient Advocate

Taylor Kane has spent most of her life as a rare disease advocate. She currently serves […]

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