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  • Bardet-Biedl Syndrome - INTERNATIONAL (BBS Foundation)

    BARDET-BIEDL Syndrome International Connecting people affected by the syndrome of Bardet-Biedl worldwide About BBS FOUNDATION BBS International is a federation that will enable us to collaborate together on a global scale, to unite efforts, to collect and publish information on the disease, to increase network cooperation, to improve research by avoiding unnecessary duplication. ​ Created on 03 October 2020 by 5 countries (France, USA, UK, Italy, Netherlands). Members are active national patient organisations representing patients and their families affected by BBS. Together, they are the voice of approximately 40,000 patients worldwide. « Bardet-Biedl syndrome is a rare disease, but many of you around the world are affected by it or one or more of your children. The announcement of such a diagnosis is hard and one can feel quite alone. Many countries in the world do not have a national association or the information to better understand the disease. This is also why the Federation was created, to break the isolation and answer your questions. You are not alone ! » ​ Join the community and get to know each other ! JOIN Our TEAM Véronique HELOIR Presidente Francis LESTEL Vice-President Patricia Dawn HATCHER Secretary Grégory BOUETEL Treasurer Contact US Send Thank you for your sending ! Bardet-Biedl Syndrome International 3 route des Essarts 26240 SAINT-UZE FRANCE

  • Italy | BBS Fédération

    Info x Medical centre & contacts Prof. Miriam Zacchia Prof Zacchia practices in Naples, Italy. She is highly rated in 4 conditions, her top areas of expertise are Bardet-Biedl syndrome, Alport syndrome, low potassium level, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus and kidney transplant. Her clinical research consists of co-authoring 66 peer reviewed articles in the past 15 years. About us : Qualifica : Professore Associato Settore scientifico disciplinare : MED/14 Dipartimento di afferenza : Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Traslazionali Telefono : 0815666650 E-mail : Pubblicazioni : ​ Miriam Zacchia, M.D.,Ph.D, is a Junior Nephrologist at the Department of Translational Medical Sciences of the University of Campania, L. Vanvitelli (Naples, IT). She has been trained in basic research and molecular biology at Yale University, CT (USA), focusing her studies on the cell signalling regulating renal citrate transport. ​ Currently, Dr. Zacchia takes care of patients with genetic kidney diseases of the Nephrology, especially rare syndromic ciliopathies, as Bardet-Biedl Syndrome. ​ Her research interests are mainly focused on the genetic basis of hereditary kidney diseases (including glomerulopathies, tubulopathies, ciliopathies and CAKUT). In addition, her studies aim to improve the understanding of the pathophysiology of kidney dysfunction in Bardet-Biedl syndrome, by using multiple approaches, as metabolomics and proteomics studies of patients’ urine samples and experimental models of disease.

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  • Research in Germany | BBS Fédération

    Establishment of an expert panel for BBS led by 3 doctors (Helen May-Simera, Carsten Bergmann, Metin Cetiner) : An expert committee is being set up from various doctors and representatives of the patient group in order to coordinate current research aspects for BBS in Germany. In addition to 2 representatives of the patient group, a nephrologist, a human geneticist, an ophthalmologist and a microbiologist are represented in this committee. ​ Research for the immune system with BBS led by doctor Wartsen : At the end of 2021, a new research project was launched at the University Hospital in Bonn to investigate the thesis that BBS sufferers have a stronger immune system than non-affected people and as a result are less susceptible to everyday illnesses such as flu. In May 2022, this research project will be presented to the BBS Germany patient group at a Zoom meeting. ​ Neocyst Project : NEOCYST is a research project on cystic kidney disease in children. It is implemented by a network of clinicians, geneticists and scientists. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and supported by the Society for Paediatric Nephrology (GPN). ​ The NEOCYST study aims to gain a better understanding of cystic kidney disease and Bardet-Biedl syndrome. The knowledge gained should be used to improve : Targeted diagnosis, sound advice and and lead to the development of future therapeutic approaches. Opportunities for participation Patients of all ages who have been diagnosed with BBS can participate. Participation in the project is based on a detailed questionnaire. The questionnaire is to be filled in by the treating physician. Patient data are stored and collected in a pseudonymised form, so that no conclusions can be drawn about the individual person. ​ NEOCYST contact for interested parties Dr. Metin Cetiner, University Hospital Essen Hufelandstraße 55, 45147 Essen Mail:

  • Documentation | BBS Fédération

    Bardet-Biedl RESOURCES

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    About RESEARCH 3 MAJOR CATEGORIES OF RESEARCH FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH Which has as its main objective the understanding of natural phenomena, the establishment of theories or explanatory models. It is essential to the process of creating new therapies. It can use animal models "in vivo", or be conducted "in vitro" using stem cells. CLINICAL RESEARCH Is based on the results of basic research but is conducted to observe the effect of certain potentially therapeutic molecules on people with BBS. Its aim is to verify the researchers' hypotheses and to show the possible effectiveness of certain treatments, while ensuring the absence of toxicity and serious side effects. The clinical trials, organised in three phases (I, II and III), can lead to the marketing of treatments that improve people's lives. HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH Which allows a better understanding of the individual, family and social consequences specifically linked to the rarity of the disease and to increase knowledge on the specific impact of BBS in terms of disability and quality of life.

  • Who we are | BBS Fédération

    Who WE ARE With an increasing number of people and groups sharing common goals and working on common activities, it became clear that more could be achieved by working together than each group working alone. ​ The Bardet-Biedl Syndrome International Federation was created to serve as the central body for a network of national associations and other BBS patient support groups. Our OBJECTIVES The main objective of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome International is to create a platform for collaboration between national associations, support groups and networks, people with BBS and their families, and researchers and professionals working on Bardet-Biedl Syndrome. In more detail, the objectives of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome International are as follows : To find and build a network of all associations and families of people with BBS so that they perceive the federation as a reference point for creating a strong and united Bardet-Biedl community Promote, support and stimulate the exchange of knowledge and understanding of BBS at the international level between national associations to avoid unnecessary duplication of resources Coordinate international research efforts by bringing together research institutes and relevant professionals, To facilitate and promote communication between patients, health professionals, researchers and other organisations that support people with BBS.

  • Our team | BBS-Foundation : BARDET-BIEDL Syndrome International

    Our TEAM Administrative OFFICE Véronique HELOIR Presidente ​ Véronique is the mother of a little boy of almost 12 years old who has BBS6 and lives in France in the Drôme Provençale. After a career in the press and then in Real Estate, Véronique had to give up her professional activity to stay close to her son with special needs. Appointed President of the Bardet Biedl France Association in 2018, she and her team are working to increase awareness of the syndrome and to raise funds and interact with the various French doctors in charge of research for BBS. Francis LESTEL Vice-President ​ Francis leaves in France, he is an engineer and has participated in several international medical congresses, preparing abstracts for those who were unable to attend. He understands 11 languages and is the father of a 30 years old girl with BBS10. Dawn HATCHER Secretary ​ Vice-president of BBS Italy. Association created in 2009 with 30 registered families.Patricia is a teacher, she is bilingual English/Italian and mother of Christopher, 31 years old, diagnosed with BBS 25 years ago by Phil Beales. Grégory BOUETEL Treasurer ​ Grégory is Treasurer of the association Bardet-Biedl France. He also suffers from the syndrome. ​ Grégory lives in France and has his own company specialising in the field of event organisation (weddings, birthdays, lighting, etc.). The Board OF DIRECTORS Tim OGDEN USA ​ Tim is Managing Director of the Financial Access Initiative. He is also Managing Director of the US Financial Diaries project. Tim is the President of the Bardet Biedl Association USA. He is the father of Nathanael, a 14-year-old carrier of the syndrome. Bendert DE GRAAF NETHERLAND ​ Operations Manager at CCIC EUROPE Food Test BV Kampen (Overijssel), Province of Flevoland, The Netherlands. Bendert is the president of the Bardet-Biedl Stichting Association and father of a little boy with the syndrome. Tonia HYMERS UK ​ Tonia is the Service Manager for BBS UK Clinics Ltd. Tonia has two grown-up children, Daniel and Connor and lives in Harwich in Essex. The family attended their first conference in 1998 following the diagnosis of their son, Daniel, and were so grateful to the young people and adults with the syndrome for enabling them to picture a positive future. Tonia was happily coerced onto the Committee, where she stayed for the next 15 years, taking on the role of Fundraising Co-ordinator and then Newsletter Editor. Tonia assisted with the inception and development of the specialised BBS Clinics and was Children’s Service Manager from 2010 to 2017, when she took on the role of Service Manager. Matthias KIMM GERMANY ​ ​ Kjell ARNE NORWAY ​ ​ The SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS Phil BEALES UK ​ Phil Beales is head of Genetics and Genomic Medicine at ICH, Director of the Centre for Translational Genomics (GOSGENE) and head of the Cilia Disorders Laboratory (CDL). His research interests centre on rare diseases, especially the ciliopathies, a class of disorders caused by defects in the formation or function of the cilium. Hélène DOLLFUS FRANCE ​ Hélèn e Dollfus is University Professor and Hospital Practitioner (PU-PH) in medical genetics and ophthalmology. Head of the Medical Genetics Department at the University Hospitals of Strasbourg (HUS), she coordinates the CARGO (Affections rares en génétique ophtalmologique) reference center, as well as the SENSGENE national rare disease network. Director of the Medical Genetics Laboratory (Inserm/Unistra), she is also the driving force behind the Institut de Génétique Médicale d'Alsace (IGMA). Chairwoman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Retina France patients' association. Hélène Dollfus is also coordinator of ERN-EYE, the European reference network for rare eye diseases. ​

  • Work in progress | BBS Fédération


  • Russian | BBS Fédération

    связаться с нами Для этого заболевания характерна ассоциация с ожирением, пигментным ретинитом, постаксиальной полидактилией, поликистозом почек, гипогенитализмом и трудностями в обучении, которые обычно возникают через несколько лет после начала заболевания. Клиническая картина может быть различной, хотя у многих пациентов в течение болезни проявляются почти все признаки. Пигментный ретинит является единственным постоянным признаком после детского возраста. BBS также связан с другими тяжелыми признаками, включая диабет, гипертонию, врожденные пороки сердца и болезнь Гиршпрунга. ​ Синдром Барде-Бидля (СББ) описан на сайте : ​

  • Our members | BBS-Foundation : BARDET-BIEDL Syndrome International

    Founding MEMBERS When a rare disease invades your life, whether you yourself have the syndrome or are the parent of a child suffering from it, the world falls apart under your feet. You have to relearn everything, adapt everything, make it work.... Living with a rare disease like Bardet-Biedl Syndrome can sometimes be incredibly overwhelming and isolating, but it is important to remember that whether you are living with the syndrome yourself or caring for someone with it, you are not alone. ​ On this page you can find a list of all the countries where there is a Bardet-Biedl group, or other Bardet-Biedl patient support group. Discover the website, social media page or e-mail address of your national Bardet-Biedl patient support group. FRANCE GO UNITED STATES GO UNITED KINGDOM GO netherland GO italy GO GERMANY GO

  • ITALY | BBS Fédération

    ON-GOING RESEARCH The research Unit, including the Section of Nephrology of the University of Campania L. Vanvitelli (Naples) and its partner Biogem Scarl, a research centre in Ariano Irpino, is working on several lines of research: The construction of a database of Italian BBS patients Patients with the clinical diagnosis of BBS, those suspected of having BBS are referred to the clinic dedicated to rare kidney disorders. Basic medical examinations, genetic analysis and follow-up exams are guaranteed for adult patients with a multi-disciplinary management, according to the patients’ needs which include : Ophtalmologists, endocrinologists, neurologists & geneticists. Clinical studies Observational analysis of metabolic parameters and renal function over time; correlation of clinical data with genotype. Analysis of BMI, the estimated glomerular filtration rate slope per year. Translational studies Proteomics and metabolomics analysis of patients’ urine, to find biomarkers of disease and also to decipher the pathophysiology of the disease. Pre-clinical studies The development of cellular and mice models of BBS to elucidate aberrant downstream signalling pathways of BBS genetic mutations.

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