The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase

18:30 – 21:00, 2nd October 2024

The Clayton Hotel, Cambridge, CB1 2FB

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

Get ready for an inspiring and impactful evening as The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase returns for 2024! This annual event, now in its 8th year, celebrates ground-breaking rare disease projects from across the UK and around the globe.

Our showcases unite patient groups, industry professionals, researchers, students, and healthcare providers. By sharing experiences, research, and expertise, we’re creating an unstoppable movement that brings real change to those living with rare diseases.

The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase is a one-of-a-kind event. Alongside ample networking opportunities and complimentary food and refreshments, you’ll hear powerful first-hand rare disease stories proposed and presented directly by you, our delegates.

Join us at #RareShowcase24 to share your story, strengthen the rare disease community, and ensure no one walks their rare journey alone. 

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What can you expect at the Cambridge Showcase?

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Set in one of the UK’s most prominent scientific hubs, The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase offers a relaxed and informal evening of networking. You’ll meet passionate and dedicated members from all sectors of the rare disease community, building lasting relationships that drive progress.

Key to the event are quickfire presentations – lightning talks – from selected delegates, offering insights into the remarkable rare disease advancements in academia, industry, healthcare, and patient advocacy.

Join us for an evening of stimulating conversation, delicious canapés, and a celebration of innovation and collaboration. Be part of this unified movement—engage with the community, break down barriers, and help us harness the power of patient groups, your partners in progress.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event. Sign up now and join us at The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase 2024!

Why attend the Cambridge Showcase? 

At Beacon, we pride ourselves on delivering excellence. Our showcases connect the rare community to encourage cross-sector collaboration and innovation. Our team delivers high-quality, professional events that make everyone feel welcome and heard, so we can prompt meaningful discussion, reflection and action.

Last year’s Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase was our most successful and well-attended Cambridge Showcase to date! We were delighted to welcome over 74 delegates across the evening, bringing together a diverse range of representatives from across the rare disease community.

Need more convincing?

Hear what last year’s delegates had to say!


of attendees agreed that the showcase was worthwhile to attend and would recommend the event


of attendees made meaningful new connections at the showcase


developed a greater sense of belonging to the rare disease community as a result of attending the showcase

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Sponsorship opportunities

We are thrilled to invite you to support The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase 2024!

This event brings together industry experts, patient groups, healthcare providers, and public bodies, offering a unique platform to amplify your brand’s impact, credibility, and visibility in the rare diseases field.

Why Sponsor?

Sponsoring The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase is a powerful way to show your commitment to our rare disease community. This partnership allows your team to engage directly with the rare disease movement, boosting both morale and engagement.

Additionally, it will raise your profile and increase brand awareness within the UK life sciences community. You’ll also have the chance to build meaningful connections with researchers, healthcare providers, patient advocates, and industry leaders. Our relaxed, cross-sector event fosters collaboration and inspiration, making it an ideal opportunity to support and advance the rare disease community.

We offer a range of partnership packages suitable for every budget, including opportunities to speak, exhibit, and advertise.

Join us in breaking down barriers and fostering collaboration at this essential event. Partner with The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase 2024 to be part of a life-changing experience.

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With thanks to our #RareShowcase24 funders

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Our sponsors and supporters have provided financial support for this event. This event has been organised by Beacon and neither our sponsors nor supporters have determined the content or organisation. All funds received by pharmaceutical companies have been used in accordance with the ABPI code.