NIHR Rare Disease Day Cambridge Evening Lecture

Weds 28 February 2018 at The Clinical School, Cambridge

From 6pm to 8pm

Jointly hosted by:

NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

Cambridge Rare Disease Network


The evening highlights Rare Disease Day and Rare Disease Research 

It will include:

  • Updates about rare disease research hearing from speakers involved in such research and directly affected by rare disease
  • An opportunity to talk with researchers and professionals
  • Connecting with other patients and carers
  • Refreshment on arrival and drinks reception following
  • With representatives from the Rare Disease community, patients, charities and researchers, evening offers fantastic opportunities for networking and information sharing.

Speakers include

Professor David RowitchProfessor of Paediatrics and Head of Department, University of Cambridge  “Early detection and advanced therapy for childhood neurogenetic diseases in the UK”

Professor Patrick ChinneryHead 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” 

Dr Victoria ER Parker, Consultant in Endocrinolgy and member of the Segmental Overgrowth Study at WT-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS), Addenbrooke’s Hospital presenting the results of their clinical trial of sirolimus in PIK3CA related overgrowth

more speakers to follow…                                                      

Book your ticket on Eventbrite 

About Rare Disease Day

2018 marks the 11th year that the international 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 and push for more patient involvement.

Getting to the venue

Getting to the Clinical School Map and Directions

Car parking is available at a discounted rate of £3.60 (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. When you have parked your car, head to the ground floor, either by taking the lift of stairs. 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 £3.60 they will give you a replacement ticket to use when exiting the car park.

By Bus

There are lots of buses to the campus (Bus A stops close to the venue at the hospital main bus stop). For details visit 

By Bicycle

There is parking for bicycles opposite the Clinical School’s entrance and the outpatients area.

If you have any further questions

Please contact Georgina Norris or via telephone: 01223 254608


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