The Chair and Co-Chairs of the APEC Rare Disease Network will conduct consultations in Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, and Bangkok from 29 January – 7 February. They will collect information to be synthesized and used to develop and design a 2-day policy dialogue in June 2018. The policy dialogue will facilitate the sharing of best practices, policies, standards, and guidelines for addressing rare diseases, drawing on the consultations. The discussions will also inform a comprehensive Issue Paper which will be accessible on the site in the coming week.