World Congresses

Wilhelm Foundation has currently organized eight world congresses for undiagnosed diseases "International Conferences on Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases"  in collaboration with Dr. Gahl and the host country's doctors. The next World Congress on the Ninth will take place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota USA. It is postponed due to current COVID-19 pandemic until spring 2021. 

Congress's primary goal is to spread awareness of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) and Undiagnosed Diseases Network International (UDNI) to get more specialists to help solve the undiagnosed diseases. Another very important feature of the congresses is that the specialists address one of their unresolved diseases and ask the participants for help in solving the mystery, which is the Wilhelm Foundation's intention with the World Congresses.

A large group is set up for photo shoot in a staircase.
Wilhelm Foundation's 8th World Congress in Nijmegen, Netherlands in collaboration with Dr. Gahl, NIH UDP USA and Prof. van Zelst-Stams UDP Nijmegen Netherlands.

 

Photograph taken from top to bottom of a large group of about 200 people
Wilhelm Foundation's 7th World Congress in New Delhi, India in collaboration with Dr. Gahl, NIH UDP USA and Prof. Puri UDP New Delhi India.

 

Group photograph of about 200 pieces on a lawn
Wilhelm Foundation's 6th World Congress in Pozzouli Italy, in collaboration with Dr. Gahl, NIH UDP USA and Prof. Nigro, Pozzouli Italy.

 

About 80 people lined up for group photography with the lake in the background
Wilhelm Foundation's 5th World Congress in Stockholm in collaboration with Dr. Gahl, NIH UDP USA and Prof. Nordgren Karolinska-UDP Stockholm Sweden.

 

A group of over 100 people stands out for photography
Wilhelm Foundation's 4th World Congress in Tokyo Japan, in collaboration with Dr. Gahl, NIH UDP USA and Prof.Kosaki UDP Tokyo Japan.

 

Some sixty people lined up for photography
Wilhelm Foundation's 3rd World Congress in Vienna Austria, in collaboration with Dr. Gahl, NIH UDP USA and Prof. Kaan, UDP CeMM Vienna Austria.

 

Some 40 people stand up to die photography with a beautiful bridge in the background
Wilhelm Foundation's 2nd World Congress in Budapest Hungary, in collaboration with Dr. Gahl, NIH UDP USA and Dr. Melegh UDP Budapest Hungary.

 

A group of some 40 people stand outside with a statue in the background
Wilhelm Foundation's 1st World Congress in Rome Italy, in collaboration with Dr. Gahl, NIH UDP USA and Dr. Taruscio ISS Rome Italy.