an opportunity to network and collaborate
CRDN Companies Forum meetings welcome representatives from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare companies operating in the rare disease space who are interested in understanding the regulatory environment for orphan medicinal products and working collaboratively on projects.
Meetings are conducted under Chatham House Rules and held three times a year. Content for discussion is agreed amongst the group and high calibre speakers sourced by CRDN. Meetings are a half to full day, informative, relaxed and collaborative and members receive presented slides and minutes of the meeting for future reference.
COMPANIES FORUM MEMBERS INCLUDE:
CAN CRDN’S COMPANIES FORUM CONNECT THE DOTS?
Read CRDN’s blog exploring how our Companies Forum is seeking to challenge the status quo in orphan therapeutic development and support companies to connect the dots
21 May 2021: Industry & Patient Group Partnering
Ten rare disease patient groups pitch their organisation and unmet therapeutic needs to our Companies Forum partners followed by speed dating with a mission.
9 Oct 2020: Rare Disease Clinical Trials in the Covid/ post-Covid environment
Speakers: Dr. Elin Haf Davies, founder and CEO of Aparito, specialising in remote monitoring for clinical trials; Dr. Steve Anderson, CSO of Covance, Drug Development global CRO; and Dr.Beatrice Panico, Senior Medical Assessor at the
MHRA Clinical Trials Unit.
6 MAR 2020: NICE’s Health Technology Assessment process for rare disease assets
Speakers: Professor Ron Akehurst, member of the HST Evaluation Committee and founder of Sheffield University’s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), one of NICE’s Evidence Review Groups (ERGs) and Sheela Upadhyaya, HST and Topic Selection Specialist. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
29 NOV 2019: Collaborative Strategies for Drug Development for Rare Conditions
Speakers: Prof Chas Bountra –pro-vice chancellor of innovation, Oxford University, “How can we work together to produce more affordable medicines, more quickly” and patient group CEOs Dan Lewi – CATs Foundation, Tess Harris – PKD UK, Allison Watson – Ring20 Research & Support