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CRDN & NIHR Bioresource: Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture

February 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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An evening jointly hosted by the NIHR BioResource for Translational Research and Cambridge Rare Disease Network

Doors open at 5.30pm. Talks are between 6.00pm and 7.30pm, followed by a drinks reception until 8.00pm.

The evening highlights Rare Disease Day and Rare Disease Research

Are you interested in Rare Disease research?

Do you want to find out more about the research taking place in Cambridge in the field of Rare Disease?

If the answer is yes then this evening lecture and networking opportunity will be of interest to you.

It will Include:

  • Hearing from speakers involved in rare disease research
  • A Q&A session with all the speakers
  • Connecting with other patients and carers
  • Meet organisations and industry with an interested in rare diseases
  • Refreshments will be provided before and after the lecture

With representatives from Rare Disease community, patients, charities and researchers the evening offers fantastic opportunities for networking and information sharing.

Speakers Include

Chair: Professor Patrick Chinnery, NIHR BioResource Co-Chair, Head of Department for Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge

Dr Jagtar Singh Nijjar, NIHR Clinical Lecturer Lecture in Rheumatology, University of Cambridge ‘Improving patient health care in CNO and SAPHO’

Dr Isabelle Delon, PhD, Clinical Scientist, EMEE Genomic Laboratory Next Generation Children Project which investigates the clinical utility of rapid whole genome sequencing for children in intensive care.

Dr Tomasz Matys, University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge

Dr James Thaventhiran, Consultant Clinical Immunologist, Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge ‘Whole Genome Sequencing for susceptibility to infectious disease, potential for patient benefits’

Q&A Facilitator: Dr Gemma Chandratillake, Course Director, ICE Genomic Medicine Programme, CRDN Trustee

Closing Remarks: Dr Nathalie Kingston, Director of NIHR BioResource for Translational Research

About Rare Disease Day

2019 marks the twelfth year that the internationally rare disease community will celebrate Rare Disease Day.

On 28 February 2019, people living with or affected by a rare disease, patient organisations, politicians, carers, medical professionals, researchers and industry will come together in solidarity to raise awareness of rare diseases. This year’s theme is ‘Bridging health and social care’.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Getting to the Clinical School Map and Directions

Car parking is available at a discounted rate of £3.90 (the cheaper all day rate) in car park 1 only, this is the closest car park to the Clinical School.  The entrance to car park 1 is opposite the Cambridge Blood Centre.

On entering the car park take a ticket from the machine at the barrier, there are 750 spaces (63 disabled spaces). Take the exit on the ground floor walking towards the main hospital. At the end of the ramp (covered walk way) you’ll find the Clinical School’s entrance directly across the road.

On returning to your car, go to the customer service desk on the ground floor. Show the attendant your Eventbrite ticket and for £3.90 they will give you a replacement ticket to use when exiting the car park.

By Bus

Cambridge Biomedical campus is well connected from the city and nearby villages by bus. There are lots of buses to the campus (Bus A and Bus U stops close to the venue near Outpatients). For details visit http://www.cuh.nhs.uk/corporate-information/finding-us/public-transport

By Bicycle

There is parking for bicycles across from the Clinical School’s entrance and the outpatient area.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Georgina Norris via email: gan23@medschl.cam.ac.uk alternatively Tel: 01223 254608 or Jo Balfour via email: jo@camraredisease.org


William Harvey Lecture Theatre
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrookes Hospital
Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridgeshire CB2 0SP United Kingdom
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