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RAREfest24 – back on 22 and 23 November! Save the date!

RAREfest24, a scientific, educational and community-centric event, will take place on 22 and 23 November at the Guildhall, Cambridge. RAREfest24 is a 2-day rare disease inspired festival featuring interactive talks, demos and exhibits, film and art showcasing innovative science, visionary technology and pioneering organisations improving and bringing hope to those living with rare conditions.

Watch our RAREfest22 Highlights Reel.  Hear from visitors about their experience, meet exhibitors and view their activities as they happened, and watch speakers in action.  Were you there?  Can you spot yourself?

Catch up on RAREfest22 talks, dance and comedy performances, panel discussions, live monologue and films

Download or flip through our RAREfest22 review. This colourful story is a wonderful reminder of the impact that such a collaborative public-facing event can have. Click on the links within to take you to the recording of talks on our YouTube channel. 

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Find out what some of our attendees thought about RAREfest22

A fantastic celebration of rare diseases! Thanks to CamRARE for organising an amazing multi-stakeholder gathering, driving recognition and change for rare diseases.

Wonderful to see friends in person again and make new acquaintances – you really can’t beat face to face!

Allison Watson

Co-Founder and CEO, Ring 20 Research & Support UK CIO

We had such a wonderful time exhibiting and the performances and talks the night before were so thought-provoking.  It was so wonderful to be in a room with disabled children celebrating their bodies and the spotlight being on those of us with rare diseases.  As a disabled person, I felt seen.  So thank you again for making it so easy to get involved.

Max Fisher

Researcher and person living with a rare condition, Horizon Discovery

This was an event like no other in all the patient events I have attended since 1996.  An outstanding example of what can be achieved for people living with rare conditions when we collaborate. Bravo Jo, CamRARE, and team . Making something so complex so accessible and enjoyable requires immense skill and dedication. I’m in awe. Can’t wait to work with you next  for RAREsummit.

Emma Sutcliffe

Global Patient Officer, Ipsen