Cambridge International Rare Disease Summit 2016

  • What can Cambridge contribute to global efforts in rare disease research?
  • Who’s leading the way in collaborative, innovative research, treatment and care for those with rare diseases?
  • How can we put patients and their families at the centre of all discussions?

Hear from those leading the way in rare diseases at the Cambridge International Rare Disease Summit 2016.

Where: Robinson College, University of Cambridge

When: Tuesday 25 October 2016

Costs: tiered pricing, with discount tickets for patient support groups and students.

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Following the sell-out success of its first summit in 2015, the Cambridge Rare Disease Network is once again bringing international leaders and local experts together in Cambridge to bridge the gap between research, industry, business and patient groups.

Anchored by powerful patient voices, this one-day conference will explore:

  • international rare disease innovations
  • new rare disease initiatives on the horizon
  • innovations in health
  • engaging and collaborating with pharma.

A wide delegate base, representing academia, healthcare, industry, business, patients support groups and more will allow delegates to explore potential collaborations and gain a broader understanding of opportunities in rare diseases.

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Confirmed speakers include:

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SameButDifferent Photography Exhibition

We’re also thrilled to host the ‘Rare Project’ created by SameButDifferent: SameButDifferent uses the arts to raise awareness of disability and counteract prejudice. It encourages people to look beyond first impressions and provides signposting to support organisations. The aim of the Rare Project is to shine light on rare diseases and its impact on children.


Following the formal proceedings we will continue the conversation over drinks at Robinson College. We then invite you to attend our gala dinner in the Crausaz Wordsworth Building to close the evening.


Conference sponsors

If you’re interested in supporting the conference or the CRDN, please contact us on to discuss the options. Learn more about our sponsors here.