The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase

18:30 – 21:00, 14th June 2023

The Clayton Hotel, Cambridge, CB1 2FB

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Join us, live and in-person, for The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase 2023!

The Rare Disease Showcase is an event series that celebrates the innovative rare disease projects taking place across the UK and wider world.

Our Showcases bring patient groups, industry, researchers, students and healthcare professionals together. By sharing the experiences, work, research and expertise of all stakeholders, we are creating an unstoppable movement that brings real change to those living with rare diseases.

The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase is an event unique in nature. Alongside ample networking opportunities and complimentary food and refreshments, you’ll have the chance to hear first-hand rare disease stories proposed and presented by you, our delegates.

We invite you to join us – in person – to connect with the community and ensure no one walks their rare journey alone.

What can you expect at the Cambridge Showcase?

The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase is a relaxed and informal networking evening, taking place in one of the UK’s most prominent scientific hubs.

Key to the event will be opportunities to meet and build relationships with passionate and dedicated members from all sectors of the rare disease community. Alongside this, selected delegates will have the chance to deliver a series of quickfire presentations to their peers, designed to give an insight into the excellent rare disease progress being made in academia, industry, healthcare and patient advocacy.

We hope you will join us for an evening of stimulating conversation, canapés, and celebration. 

“I enjoyed having a spectrum of people to network with and learn from regarding rare diseases and how to support their initiatives”

“I came away from the showcase feeling exhilarated and inspired and look forward to following up with my new connections.”

“Beacon always hold great events for the rare disease sector. Industry rubbing shoulders with patient groups and actually having real conversations is invaluable”

“One of the best events I’ve attended. It’s amazing that year after year this showcase keeps getting better.”

“I loved meeting other charity groups, healthcare professionals and organisations passionate about working with rare diseases” 

Sponsorship opportunities

The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase is the first in our Rare Disease Showcase Series 2023!

This year’s Rare Disease Showcase Series will consist of two flagship events; our annual networking evening in Cambridge, and a full day conference in Oxford or London in Autumn 2023. Both showcases will be delivered in-person, following growing calls for face-to-face activities after two years of virtual events. 

To maximise opportunities for our supporters, we offer sponsorship for our showcases as a package deal! By partnering with The Rare Disease Showcase Series 2023, you will be providing an opportunity for all members of the rare disease community to meet – in person – and share ideas, making a life changing difference to the millions of patients and families living with rare diseases.

We have a range of partnership packages suitable for every budget, which include opportunities to speak, exhibit and advertise. To find out more, get in touch with