Event recordings

If you couldn’t attend a Beacon event due to location, cost or simply time, don’t fret! You can catch up on all the action by watching our event recordings on-demand.

Now you can watch Beacon’s Drug Repurposing Conference, Rare Disease Showcase Series, webinars and more in the comfort of your own home.

Drug repurposing conferences

Rare disease showcases

Webinars

New recordings

Conference

#iDR24 International Drug Repurposing Conference

This spring we teamed up with REMEDi4ALL and MeRIT to deliver the first international drug repurposing conference, #iDR24 on 6th – 7th March 2024 in Barcelona. Watch the recordings now!

Webinar

Decoding diagnostics webinar series

Through a series of webinars and discussion sessions, we’ll explore the fundamental principles of genetic testing, delve into the methods and applications available, and provide practical insights on accessing, interpreting and supporting genetic diagnostic results.

Webinar

Boost your patient group’s productivity using AI

In this webinar, you'll explore how rare disease patient groups can use AI to boost their productivity.

Drug Repurposing Conferences

Conference

#iDR24 International Drug Repurposing Conference

This spring we teamed up with REMEDi4ALL and MeRIT to deliver the first international drug repurposing conference, #iDR24 on 6th – 7th March 2024 in Barcelona. Watch the recordings now!

Conference

Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases 2022

On 10th October 2022, we held out ninth annual Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference at America Square Conference Centre in London.

Conference

Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases 2021

Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases 2021, a two-day virtual event, looked at what drug repurposing is, how to find treatments through drug redevelopment, overcoming challenges in getting treatments to patients and much more.

Conference

Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases 2020

On 24th February 2020, we held our seventh annual Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference, welcoming 125 people to the event. 

Conference

Drug Repurposing Conference 2019

On 27th February 2019, we held our sixth annual Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference, welcoming over 100 people to the event. 

Conference

Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference 2018

On 27th February 2019, we held our fifth annual Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference at the Royal College of Nurses, London.

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Rare Disease Showcases

Showcase

The London Rare Disease Showcase 2023

The London Rare Disease Showcase 2023 brought together rare community stakeholders to celebrate new developments in the field and foster meaningful new connections. Explore recordings and photos from the day!

Showcase

Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase 2023

The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase 2023 brought the rare disease community together to network and celebrate the innovative projects going on in the UK.

Showcase

The International Rare Disease Showcase

The International Rare Disease Showcase brought the global rare disease community together to celebrate innovative projects across the UK and far beyond.

Showcase

The Virtual Rare Disease Showcase

The Virtual Rare Disease Showcase was a three-day virtual conference which celebrated digital and technological rare disease innovations taking place around the UK and wider world.

Showcase

The Manchester Rare Disease Showcase

On Tuesday 8th October 2019, we hosted The Manchester Rare Disease Showcase at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

Showcase

The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase 2019

On Thursday 8th August 2019, we hosted our annual Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase at Espresso Library, Cambridge. Joining us were over 60 delegates, representing all facets of the rare disease community.

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Webinars

Webinar

Decoding diagnostics webinar series

Through a series of webinars and discussion sessions, we’ll explore the fundamental principles of genetic testing, delve into the methods and applications available, and provide practical insights on accessing, interpreting and supporting genetic diagnostic results.

Webinar

Boost your patient group’s productivity using AI

In this webinar, you'll explore how rare disease patient groups can use AI to boost their productivity.

Webinar

Developing your rare disease patient group from the bottom up

In this webinar series, you'll explore how rare disease patient groups can attract and retain the right people to ensure the success and longevity of their patient organisation. Discover how to attract and manage volunteers, employ staff and begin succession planning.

Webinar

Navigating the Cost of Living Crisis

In this webinar series, you'll explore how rare disease patient groups can navigate the challenges associated with the Cost of Living Crisis and build resilience into their strategy and operations. We discuss setting funding priorities and managing risk. 

Webinar

Understanding advanced therapies

In this webinar series, you'll gain an understanding of genetics, advanced therapies and their application to rare diseases. Examine the challenges associated with accessing advanced therapies and explore success stories from across the rare disease space.

Webinar

Getting started with medicines repurposing

In this educational series, learn how patient groups, academics and researchers can get started with medicines repurposing. Watch all three webinar recordings to learn how to take your drug repurposing idea to the next level!

Webinar

Help! We need to diversify our board

In this webinar, you'll gain an introduction to how to diversify your charity board. It will be a whistle-stop tour of all the things you need to do to successfully run an open recruitment process with diversity at its heart.

Webinar

Maximising engagement with HCPs

In this webinar, you'll explore the practical things that patient groups (no matter what size or capacity) can do to engage with HCP’s in the most beneficial way. Learn what other groups are doing to effectively and sustainably engage with medical professionals.

Webinar

Measuring Quality of Life

In this webinar, you'll explore ways to measure quality of life in rare diseases for the purpose of health technology assessment. Discover ways that patient organisations can get involved in the process.

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