Rare Disease Day Cambridge Evening Lecture 2019

Thursday 28 February 2019 at the Clinical School, Cambridge

Doors open at 5.30pm. Talks are between 6pm to 7.30pm, followed by a drinks reception until 8pm. The evening highlights Rare Disease Day and Rare Disease Research   

It will include:

  • Hearing from speakers involved in rare disease research
  • A Q&A session with all the speakers
  • Connecting with other patients and carers
  • Meet and network with representatives from the Rare Disease community, patients, charities, academia, industry and researchers.
  • Opportunity to sign up to NIHR BioResource

Jointly hosted by:

NIHR BioResource for Translational Research

Cambridge Rare Disease Network   

Speakers include

Chair: Professor Patrick Chinnery, NIHR BioResource Co-Chair, Head of Department for Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge

Dr Jagtar Singh Nijjar, NIHR Clinical Lecturer Lecture in Rheumatology, University of Cambridge ‘Improving patient health care in CNO and SAPHO’

Dr Isabelle Delon, PhD, Clinical Scientist, EMEE Genomic Laboratory Next Generation Children Project which investigates the clinical utility of rapid whole genome sequencing for children in intensive care.

Professor Ken Smith, NIHR Cambridge BRC Theme Lead for Inflammation, Infection and Immunotherapeutic, Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Tomasz Matys, University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge

Q&A Facilitator: Dr Gemma Chandratillake, Course Director, ICE Genomic Medicine Programme

Closing Remarks: Dr Nathalie Kingston, Director of NIHR BioResource for Translational Research

Book your free ticket on Eventbrite 

Refreshments will be provided before and after the lecture.


About Rare Disease Day

2019 marks the twelfth year that the internationally rare disease community will celebrate Rare Disease Day.

On 28 February 2019, 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. This year’s theme is ‘Bridging health and social care’.


Getting to the venue

Getting to the Clinical School Map and Directions

Car parking is available at a discounted rate of £3.90 (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 £3.90 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 and Bus U stops close to the venue near Outpatients). For details click here

By Bicycle

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

If you have any further questions

Please contact Georgina Norris or telephone: 01223 254608

Find out more

If you would like to find out further information about the NIHR BioResource, please click the link below, to find the person to direct your enquiries to.