“There is no failure except no longer trying” Elbert Hubbard

Piotr Podolec

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The way of time fly is inevitable and the end of 2015 is slowly approaching. Not long ago we were celebrating its onset but now it is time for a farewell. This time of the year is just perfect for a few reflections. Firstly about this Journal. After obtaining the Copernicus Index earlier this year, we have made some progress but yet we are impatiently awaiting another decision from the Ministry of Science regarding formal recognition of the Journal in their database. We know that our march will be long but every milestone is a source of joy and extra strength. We believe in newly‐started initiative of early education of rare diseases in medical college. The  curriculum has been officially approved and our first students have been already thought basic aspects of rare diseases. The  idea planted several years ago starts slowly to blossom as more and more physicians are aware of rare diseases. It is reflected by the growing number of hospital and outpatients referrals. Obviously, this is all we wanted, isn’t it? However, all those and other initiatives are not paralleled with the formal help from the  governing bodies, including reimbursement of costly procedures, medications or long hospital stay. We strongly believe that the  incoming year 2016 will bring us not only extra work but also extra understanding and funding from the authorities.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20418%2Fjrcd.vol2no5.217

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