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Findacure: ‘Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases’ conference 2020

February 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Findacure: ‘Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases’ conference 2020

Findacure is a UK charity building the rare disease community to drive research and develop treatments. They exist to transform the world’s understanding of rare diseases and the devastating impact they have on people’s lives.

10:00 – 18:00, 24th February 2020

America Square Conference Centre, London

Findacure’s Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference, now in its seventh year, showcases excellence in the development of repurposed drugs for rare disease patients.

Held annually in recognition of Rare Disease Day, the conference shares groundbreaking drug repurposing projects, highlights the potential for patient group-led innovation, and emphasises repurposing as a valid business model for orphan drug development.

Featuring speakers from across the rare disease spectrum, with patient representatives sharing an equal platform with professors, pharmaceutical executives, and regulatory experts – Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases promises a day of inclusivity where everyone can learn something new.

We pride ourselves on our friendly, engaged and collaborative atmosphere – if you care about rare, this is the event for you!

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At Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases 2020 you can expect?

We are building a diverse and inclusive rare disease community that works together to solve the common issues facing the world’s rare disease patients.

Through attending our conference, you will find an audience encompassing the pharmaceutical industry, patient groups, clinicians, charities, academic researchers, biotech companies, consultancies, and policymakers. All are brought together to highlight progress in the field of rare diseases and spark new collaborations.

  • A programme of talks delivered by experts from across the rare disease community.
  • Examples of projects that are breaking new ground in the field of drug repurposing.
  • A positive and collaborative atmosphere, with a focus on putting the patient at the heart of  research.
  • A quick-fire lightning talk round, allowing delegates to propose and share their own stories.
  • Dedicated time to network with an audience of over 100 delegates who share an interest in the rare disease repurposing space.
  • Your chance to pose questions to our panel of speakers, and instigate discussion on some of the most pressing topics in the field of rare disease repurposing.

For more information about Findacure’s Drug Repurposing Conference

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We pride ourselves on producing a diverse programme that delivers something for everyone, and ensures our audience has every opportunity to consider drug repurposing from different perspectives. With talks from industry, academia, patient groups, and of course, rare disease patients themselves, Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases welcomes everyone with a place in the rare disease community.

The 2020 programme is no exception. This year, we are thrilled to highlight a new drug repurposing trial for stone-man syndrome (FOP) run out of Oxford University, delve into a multi-disease clinical trial, and hear the thoughts of NICE on the challenges and opportunities of reimbursement for repurposed drugs.

We also have the return of our annual lightning talk session, giving delegates the chance to take the stage and share their work with our community.


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America Square Conference Centre
17, One Crosswall, America Square
London, EC3N 2LB United Kingdom
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+44 20 7706 7700
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