European Reference Networks (ERNs) are virtual networks involving health care professionals across Europe. They aim to enable discussion on rare and complex conditions that require specialised treatment, and concentrated knowledge and resources.
Orphanet records Irish Centres that have been listed as part of the ERNs for rare conditions.
There are currently 24 ERNs across various themes (e.g. bone disorders, immunodeficiencies).
Ireland has membership to 18 different ERNs.