The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase
16th August at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge is a well-known hub of scientific research, with a cluster of patient groups, advocacy networks, industry, clinicians and academics focused on rare diseases.
Our evening showcase, taking place on Thursday 16th August at Baroosh in central Cambridge, will be a fantastic opportunity to hear the latest news from Cambridge’s rare disease community, and network over delicious canapes and prosecco.The showcase will also consist of a selection of five-minute lightning talks, delivered by members of our audience.
Anyone with an interest in rare diseases is welcome to attend and registration is free for patients, patient groups and charity representatives.
18:30 – Registration
19:00 – Welcome and introduction to Findacure
From this point onwards, the evening will consist of open networking, complemented by six delegate proposed five-minute lightning talks. Canapés and refreshments will also be served.
19:10 – UK PAWS GIST Clinic: collaboration between patients, carers and healthcare professionals
Dr Venkata Ramesh Bulusu Lead Clinician, UK PAWS GIST Clinic, Cambridge University Hospitals
19:30 – Market access challenges in rare diseases
Robert Whitemore Director, Roboleo & Co
19:50 – Finding genetic interactions with therapeutic potential in rare disease
Ramsay Bowden Clinical Research Fellow, Steve Jackson Laboratory, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
20:10 – Exploring a peer-led approach to encouraging self-management in young people living with haemophilia
Laurence Woollard Director, On The Pulse Consultancy
20:30 – Dyskeratosis
Hilary Longhurst Medical Adviser, DC Action
20:50 – Maximising the value of expert opinion in rare diseases
Annabel Griffiths Head of Rare Diseases, Costello Medical
20:55 – Closing remarks
21:00 – End of showcase
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