This week’s blog was written by Rosaline de Koning, a 4th year medical student from Oxford University. Rosaline entered The 2020 Student Voice Prize and was shortlisted for her brilliant essay “Perks of a pandemic: lessons in improving the delivery of clinical rare disease research.” Read her essay now and be sure to enter The 2021 Student Voice Prize when it returns this Autumn!
Back in March, we hosted a three-day online workshop that focused on mental health and wellbeing within the rare community. The goal of the workshop was to provide patient organisations with an in-depth understanding of mental health and give them the tools to recognise and cope with different mental health situations or challenges that could arise.
Relive The Virtual Rare Disease Showcase! You can now read a summary of the event and watch both Main Stage and Breakout Session recordings on-demand. Thank you for coming to the first-ever Rare Showcase of its kind and we look forward to seeing you again at another Findacure event soon!
After three months and many impressive submissions and patient group pairings, we have the four 2020 Student Voice Prize winners! Please say hello and congratulations to our 2020 overall winner and three 2020 runner-ups!
It’s been a long road, but 2020 is finally cancelled. Before we ride off into the sunset and 2021, join us as we reflect back on a year that no one saw coming; not even Nostradamus himself and that’s saying something!
Here is your whistle-stop tour of Findacure’s 2020 year in review. Highlights only!
Back in September, we hosted a three-day online workshop that focused on how patient groups can successfully collaborate with stakeholders from across the rare disease spectrum. The goal of the workshop was to help patient groups collaborate with industry, pharma and other rare disease patient groups so that the rare community can advocate for change as one, united force. See what you missed!