You are invited to attend the Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, William Harvey Lecture Theatre
Jointly hosted by Cambridge Rare Disease Network and NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre
The evening highlights Rare Disease Day and Rare Disease Research
Are you interested in Rare Disease research? If the answer is yes then this evening lecture and networking opportunity will be of interest to you.
It will Include:
- Updates about rare disease research hearing from speakers involved in such research and those directly affected by rare disease
- An opportunity to talk with researchers and professionals
- Connecting with other patients and carers
- Refreshments on arrival and drinks reception following
- With representatives from Rare Disease Community, Patients, charities and researchers the evening offers excellent opportunities for networking and sharing information and ideas
Professor David Rowitch, Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Department, University of Cambridge “Early detection and advanced therapy for childhood neurogenetic diseases in the UK”
Professor Patrick Chinnery, Head of Department for Clinical Neurosciences “Mitochondrial Disease”
David Rose, CRDN Volunteer and GOSH speaker living with ultra-rare Occipital Horn Syndrome “My Patient Journey and What Research Means to Me”
About Rare Disease Day 2018 marks the 11th year that the internationally rare disease community will celebrate Rare Disease Day. On 28 February 2018, 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.