Drug Repurposing for Rare

Diseases Conference

Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference

10:00 - 18:00, 24th February 2024

America Square Conference Centre, London

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BM Manifesto’s Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference, now in its seventh year, showcases excellence in the development of repurposed drugs for rare disease patients.

Held annually in recognition of Rare Disease Day, the conference shares groundbreaking drug repurposing projects, highlights the potential for patient group-led innovation, and emphasises repurposing as a valid business model for orphan drug development.

Featuring speakers from across the rare disease spectrum, with patient representatives sharing an equal platform with professors, pharmaceutical executives, and regulatory experts - Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases promises a day of inclusivity where everyone can learn something new.

We pride ourselves on our friendly, engaged and collaborative atmosphere - if you care about rare, this is the event for you!

Please join us as we explore the full potential of drug repurposing and the change it can bring to those living with rare diseases.

What can attendees expect?

We are building a diverse and inclusive rare disease community that works together to solve the common issues facing the world’s rare disease patients.

Through attending our conference, you will find an audience encompassing the pharmaceutical industry, patient groups, clinicians, charities, academic researchers, biotech companies, consultancies, and policymakers. All are brought together to highlight progress in the field of rare diseases and spark new collaborations.


At Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases 2024 you can expect:

  • A programme of talks delivered by experts from across the rare disease community.
  • Examples of projects that are breaking new ground in the field of drug repurposing.
  • A positive and collaborative atmosphere, with a focus on putting the patient at the heart of research.
  • A quick-fire lightning talk round, allowing delegates to propose and share their own stories.
  • Dedicated time to network with an audience of over 100 delegates who share an interest in the rare disease repurposing space.
  • Your chance to pose questions to our panel of speakers, and instigate discussion on some of the most pressing topics in the field of rare disease repurposing.

"Overall, a really informative and engaging conference with a diverse range of topics. Thank you for all the work in putting it together. I am hopeful that attending patient groups and companies will go away with several take aways."

"This was my first time attending a BM Manifesto event and I would like to say thank you. It was well organised, had interesting and diverse speakers with different perspectives, and a lot of interesting topics covered in the presentations."

"BM Manifesto always hold great events catered for the rare disease space. Tiny patient groups rubbing shoulders with industry representatives and actually having real conversations is invaluable."

"The mixture of talks from both patient groups and industry gave a broad perspective and raised important issues for the field to consider. All the speakers gave clear accessible and insightful talks."

"One of the best conferences on rare diseases in Europe. It is critical to get us all together in beating these terrible conditions and understand the patient impact."

"There was so much knowledge and experience in that room today - we need to harness it in an easily accessible forum so that we don't re-invent the wheel."