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The International Rare Disease Showcase

At the beginning of February 2022, Beacon: for rare diseases held its ninth Rare Disease Showcase. This was our first International Showcase and we welcomed 449 attendees and 53 speakers from over 20 countries. A huge diversity of stakeholders from the rare disease community came together to discuss recent developments in the field and exciting prospects for the future. It provided attendees with the opportunity to connect with others from a range of backgrounds, including industry representatives, patient group advocates, clinicians, researchers, medical students and others.

Not only was the International Showcase our biggest event yet, but it also marked an exciting change for our charity as we officially re-branded from Findacure to Beacon: for rare diseases. Our new identity truly reflects the work that we do and we were delighted to be able to share it with the international rare community.

A huge thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event. It was your input that made it such a success. If you weren’t able to attend our Showcase, continue on for a full review of all three days and a chance to watch some of the exceptional talks delivered by our speakers!