Findacure’s Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference

Wednesday 27 February, 2019 starting at 10:00 - 17:00

Royal College of Nursing, Cavendish Square, London, UK

Findacure is hosting its Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference for the sixth consecutive year.

Developing drugs for rare diseases is challenging, both due to limited knowledge and small patient populations. Where treatments do exist, they often come with high price tags which healthcare providers struggle to pay for.

The annual conference discusses the role that drug repurposing can play in lowering the cost and accelerating the development of rare disease treatments. Held in celebration of Rare Disease Day, the event will unite the rare disease community to showcase innovative and groundbreaking drug repurposing projects that can bring real change to those living with rare diseases.

The conference, taking place on 27th February at the Royal College of Nursing, is open to anyone with an interest in rare diseases and lunch and refreshments will be provided. The conference will discuss the latest updates in the repurposing field, including:

  • Outcomes of treating UK Alkaptonuria patients with nitisinone
  • The Pleotherapy model: a new approach to drug development
  • The power of patient voices in drug repurposing projects
  • Perspectives on being involved in a clinical trial
  • And more

Alongside ample time for networking, the day will include a diverse selection of invited speakers, a panel discussion, awards for the winners of our 2018 ‘Student Voice’ essay competition, and a lightning talk session in which delegates are encouraged to submit proposals for five-minute talks.

Free tickets are available for carers of paid and registered delegates.

Early bird tickets are available until midnight on Wednesday 19th December and a 10% discount applies for EMIG members.

If you have any questions, please contact maryrose@findacure.org.uk.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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