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The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase

8th August, 2019 at 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase








Our Rare Disease Showcases are a celebration of innovative rare disease projects across the UK. As a world leader in rare research, exceptional examples of rare disease practice can be found all over the country. Our touring event series heads to local regions to give them the attention they deserve.

Join Findacure for the annual Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase – a relaxed and informal networking evening in one of the UK’s most prominent scientific hubs.

The event will take place on Thursday 8th August 18:45 – 21:00 at Espresso Library, Cambridge, and attendees can expect:

  • Quick-fire lightning talks proposed and delivered by registered delegates
  • Highlights of developments in the East of England
  • Opportunities to build relationships with passionate and dedicated members from all sectors of the rare disease community
  • Chances to make connections with representatives of Cambridge Biomedical Campus and Cambridge Unversity
  • Delicious canapes and refreshments


18:45   Registration

19:00   Welcome

From this point onwards, the evening will consist of open networking complemented by six delegate proposed five-minute lightning talks.

The NIHR BioResource for Translational Research 
– Sofie Ashford, Operations Lead, NIHR BioResource, University of Cambridge  

Bridging the gap between rare disease and mental health 
Kate Baker, Vice President Welfare, Northampton Students Union

Targeting mitochondrial ROS in immunodeficiency
Dr Steve Webster, Lecturer in Innate Immunity, University of Cambridge

Wearable devices and disease-specific mobile apps to deliver a better understanding
of the impact of rare diseases on patients’ lives
Liam Eves, Chris Business Officer, Aparito & Tony Hall, Co-Founder & Vice Chair, Findacure

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: priority setting for patient support and research
Stephen Jones, Chair, Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Retention challenges: why patients drop out
Dr Valeria Nicoli-Carr, Global Director Patient Services, Patient Primary

20:55   Closing remarks

21:00   End of Showcase

Download the full programme here

With thanks to our sponsors


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We would like to thank our sponsors for providing financial support for this event. This event has been solely organised by Findacure and our sponsors have not determined the content or organisation. All funds received by pharmaceutical companies have been used in accordance with the ABPI code.

If you are interested in corporate exhibition opportunities, please contact our Events Manager, Mary Rose, on [email protected]


8th August, 2019
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mary Rose Roberts


Espresso Library
210 East Road
Cambridge, CB11BG
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