An International Workshop “Rare Diseases and Orphan Drug Registries” will take place on 8-9 October 2012 in Rome, Italy. The event is being organized in the framework of the EPIRARE Project (co-funded by the European Commission). The workshop is open to scientists, clinicians, patient and parent associations, policy makers and enterprises. It will consist of oral presentations, posters and focus group sessions. Abstracts are welcome on any subject and experience useful to inform and support the debate regarding the main aims of the workshop. For further information, please, visit EPIRARE website.