Attendee list released for Orphan Drugs & Rare Diseases 2016

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 14, 2016 - London, UK : A preliminary list of delegates for SMi's 5th Orphan Drugs & Rare Diseases Conference has been released. Representatives from over 30 organisations shaping up the orphan drug landscape will gather at the two-day event which takes place on 19 & 20 October in Central London.

    Confirmed attendees include industry experts from Abeona, AKU Society, Alexion, BioMarin, Boehringer Mannheim, Chiesi, ClinTec International, Findacure, INC Research, Mereo BioPharma, MHRA, NICE, Quintiles, Shire, The Birmingham Children's Hospital, and many more. The full list of delegates can be viewed on the event website at

    This year's programme will feature 20+ industry-led and case-study driven presentations, a panel discussion plus two interactive pre-conference workshops.

    Teaming up with key movers and shakers within the industry, SMi has tailored the conference programme to bring up key topics such as strategies to accelerate orphan drug development; market access, pricing and reimbursement; addressing challenges in defending orphan drugs pricing; patient groups' perspectives on patient recruitment and retention; gene and cell therapy treatments; and regulatory updates for orphan products with a focus on emerging markets.

    The event will also feature two interactive workshops: "Planning for success: Developing the optimal orphan drug development strategy" led by Cell Medica and Chiesi and "Paving the way for achieving orphan drug market access" led by RJW & Partners.

    A detailed programme is available to view on the event website.

    For those interested in attending Orphan Drugs 2016, registration is live online at

    5th Orphan Drugs & Rare Diseases Conference and Exhibition
    19-20 October 2016, London UK

    Contact Information:
    For those interested to speak or to exhibit at the event, please contact Alia Malick on +44(0)207 827 6168 or amalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot For delegate enquiries, please contact Matt Apps on +44(0)207 827 6093 or mapps ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot For media enquiries please contact Honey de Gracia on +44(0)207 827 6102 or hdegracia ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot

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