Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases 2021

[Image description: Photo of a crowd waving their hands in the air for the camera at Findacure's Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference]

Findacure is hosting its 8th annual Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference on the 15th-16th June and we'd love to see you there!

Dates Tuesday, June 15, 2021 to Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Venue Online via Swapcard platform
Contact Name Hannah Harvey
Email hannah@findacure.org.uk
Website Event website

Event details:

Our annual repurposing conference highlights the best examples of repurposing in the field of rare diseases. At the current rate of drug development, it would take 500 years to get treatments for every rare condition. Drug repurposing offers a quick, cheap, accessible and patient-friendly route to develop new treatments for rare diseases.

Our 2021 conference will be run entirely online via the Swapcard platform. Attendees will enjoy interactive breakout rooms and workshops to facilitate engagement, and built-in networking opportunities to replicate that in-person experience we all miss. Registration is NOW OPEN and is FREE for everyone.

Link to sign up and learn more: https://www.findacure.org.uk/drug-repo-conference/

Register for Findacure’s Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference on the 15th – 16th June 2021 to enjoy:

  • Examples of projects that are breaking new ground in the field of drug repurposing.
  • A back to basics session on the fundamentals of repurposing. Why did it work for COVID-19 & what parallels can be drawn to drive forward the use of old drugs in rare diseases?
  • A series of examples that demonstrate the power of drug repurposing by patients, patient groups, Industry and Academia from across the globe.
  • Built-in time to network with an audience of over 200 delegates passionate about bringing change for rare disease patients.

Register for the sessions that interest you most and get ready to attend them on Swapcard soon. Learn more and sign up now!


Findacure is a UK charity working towards a world in which all rare diseases have treatments made with patients in mind. We empower patient advocates through a range of training programmes and introduce them to all the multiple stakeholders, including patient groups, researchers and pharma, to achieve this vision.