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Several thousand different types of rare diseases and disorders exist, with more being discovered each day. As a result, in recent years, the interest for rare diseases has grown throughout the entire medical community. However, the road to an approved orphan drug is a long, challenging and costly one with many challenges on the way including regulatory, financial, sustainability and pricing and reimbursement issues. 

 

 

Returning for its fourth year and following on from the major success of previous events, SMi are proud to present the 4th annual Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases Conference, 19th – 20th October 2015, London, UK. Through a series of interactive presentations and panel discussions, join us and learn how payers, pharmaceutical, biotech, patient organisations and academia are structuring to participate in and leverage the growing orphan market.


Key topics include:

• Development of ultra-orphan drugs to prevent, diagnose and treat rare diseases
• Creating strategies for overcoming the challenges for reimbursement of orphan and ultra orphan drugs
• Discover how gene therapy is a very real factor in clinical trials
• Creating workable partnerships for future development of drugs
  

And much more!

 


This two day networking event will review recent developments in the orphan drug and rare diseases industry. Join us and gain in depth knowledge by:-

• Learning about key strategies and collaborations to accelerate rare disease clinical drug development
• Enhance your knowledge on the role of patient organizations in promoting drug development for their disease
• Learn the ins and outs of the changing regional and national regulatory landscape
 

You should attend this event if you are a: CEO CSO COO CCO Head of Regulatory Affairs Head of Market Access Head of Medical Affairs Head of Patient Advocacy Head of Clinical Research Head of Manufacturing Head of Brand Management

Abeona Therapeutics ; Advisory Group for National Specialised Services AGNSS; Alexion Pharmaceuticals; AstraZeneca; Biopharm Insight; BMS; CheckOrphan; Chugai Pharma; Chugai Pharma Europe Ltd; Clinigen Group plc; Duchene Children's Trust; European Association of EuroPharmaceutical Companies; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.; F.Hoffmann-La Roche; Findacure Foundation; GENETHON; Genzyme Therapeutics Limited; GMP Orphan SAS; Idis; IDIS Pharmaceuticals; IGES Institut.; INC Research; Korea Institute for Pharmaceutical Policy Affairs; M&C Saatchi; Mergermarket; MHRA; Novabiotics Ltd; Orphan Europe Recordati Group; Orphan Insight Limited; Pfizer; Pharmaphorum media; Pronova BioPharma/BASF; PSR Orphan Experts; Shire; Shire Deutschland GmBH; Shire Pharmaceuticals Limited; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ); Takeda Cambridge Ltd; Thomson Reuters; University of Cambridge; Zambon Group; Zambon Spa;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Nicolas Sireau

Dr Nicolas Sireau Chairman and CEO, AKU Society

9:10 Big phama and the orphan drug industry

Dr Carlos Camozzi

Dr Carlos Camozzi Chief Medical Officer, Orphazyme

• Analysing the role of big pharma in the emerging orphan drug industry
• Where is their focus going and what does this mean for the industry long term
• What is their current perspective and what is the next step? 
 

9:50 Patient Organisations Working Collaboratively with the Challenges of Reimbursement from a Patient Perspective

Christine Lavary

Christine Lavary Chief Executive, MPS Society UK

• A Collaborative Approach
• Working in Partnership with Industry
• Reimbursement and Access to High Cost Therapies
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 DevelopAKUre – a patient-led clinical trial

Dr Nicolas Sireau

Dr Nicolas Sireau Chairman and CEO, AKU Society

• How to work closely with patients to develop a clinical trial programme
• Strategies for recruiting patients for successful trials
• Using social media in clinical trials
• How to put together successful collaborations
 

11:40 Importance of Collaboration in Rare Disease Research

Dr Michael Skynner

Dr Michael Skynner Head of Rare Disease Alliances, Rare Disease Research Unit, Pfizer

• Working in rare disease research presents specific challenges
• One approach to address these challenges is through collaboration
• Pfizer’s collaborative approaches in the area of drug discovery
 

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 Development of a drug for GM1-gangliosidosis by a non-profit foundation

Stephane Demotz

Stephane Demotz Founder, DORPHAN S.A., Switzerland

• Discovery phase: working with academic laboratories and spin-off of a commercial entity
• Preclinical development: outsourcing to commercial service providers vs. academic laboratories
• Clinical development: selecting the right partners for a micro-company
• Financing the development of a drug for a rare disease
 

14:10 Panel Discussion: Is global collaboration the answer to reaching all potential patients?

Dr Nicolas Sireau

Dr Nicolas Sireau Chairman and CEO, AKU Society

Professor Bobby Gasper

Professor Bobby Gasper Professor of Paediatrics and Immunology, Consultant in Paediatric Immunology, Head, Rare Diseases Theme Head, , University College London, Institute of Child Health

Tim Miller

Tim Miller President & CEO, Abeona Therapeutics

• Is this the way forward for reaching patients and developing and new treatments?
• What resources would be required?
• How would this be coordinated?
 

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Gene therapy for rare diseases – what we can expect in 2016

Tim Miller

Tim Miller President & CEO, Abeona Therapeutics

• Multiple groups moving rare disease gene therapies into Phase I and II clinical trials
• The gene therapy bubble – 2013-2015 saw large investments in gene therapy companies
• Manufacturing – the next big hurdle on the path to commercialization
 

16:10 Developing gene therapy for orphan disease indications - a perspective from academia

Professor Bobby Gasper

Professor Bobby Gasper Professor of Paediatrics and Immunology, Consultant in Paediatric Immunology, Head, Rare Diseases Theme Head, , University College London, Institute of Child Health

• Gene therapy shows significant efficacy in a number of inherited bone marrow disorders
• These are possible curative genetic medicines for otherwise untreatable diseases
• The move beyond academic clinical trials is still difficult and not yet well charted
• There is increasing interest from industry but the commercial case for rare diseases remains difficult
 

16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Dr Nicolas Sireau

Dr Nicolas Sireau Chairman and CEO, AKU Society

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alastair Kent OBE

Alastair Kent OBE Director, Director Genetic Alliance UK, Chair of Rare Disease UK (RDUK)

9:10 Putting patients on the team to improve therapy development

Alastair Kent OBE

Alastair Kent OBE Director, Director Genetic Alliance UK, Chair of Rare Disease UK (RDUK)

• Adaptive Pathways and other innovations will require real world evidence collection
• Patients and families have views on what matters that need to be included
• The benefit:risk  estimation cannot be undertaken effectively without patient input
• Demonstrating value and clinical benefit relies on patient and family experiences being systematically incorporated into MA and HTA processes

 

9:50 Patient-empowered pharmaceutical R & D

Dr Didier Caizergues

Dr Didier Caizergues Head of regulatory Affairs Department, International Regulatory Affairs department, GENETHON

• The role of patients association in the rare disease field
• The development of an ATPM (gene therapy) as an orphan drug
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Meeting the challenges of rare diseases - a big pharma perspective

David Boothe

David Boothe Global Commercial Leader – GSK Rare Diseases, GSK

o Listening to patients, care givers and patient groups
o Creative development program design
o Open and early engagement with regulators
 

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 The importance of building commercial considerations into orphan drug development from the start

John Maddox

John Maddox Managing Director, Infusion Pharma Consulting LLC

• Why it’s vital to build commercial considerations into orphan drug development  
• Evidencing value to support reimbursement without compromising the trial
• The challenge of multi-indication products
• Supporting early market development efforts 

14:10 The complexity and peculiarities of developing and commercializing advance therapies (ATMPs) for the treatment of rare diseases

Dr Diego Ardigo

Dr Diego Ardigo ATMP Project Leader, Corporate Drug Development, R&D, Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.

• The complexity of translating “traditional” pharma development into ATMP’s…
o … when pharmacology (primary, secondary, safety), toxicology, DMPK, and carcinogenicity are “not applicable” and phase I simply not existing
o … when late stage clinical studies inevitably carry over development risks from untraditional  CMC, pre-clinical, and early clinical stages
• Understanding the complexity … of logistics in ATMPs with short shelf-life, requiring delicate transportation conditions, or manufactured/ packaged for an individual patient
• The complexity … of market access and pricing for treatments to be administered once in a lifetime
• The return-of-investment in the orphan ATMP space

 

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Panel Discussion: The Future of Orphan Drugs: Creating an orphan market for a sustainable future

Tim Miller

Tim Miller President & CEO, Abeona Therapeutics

• Discussing whether the market sustainable
• How can we prepare for the future, what future steps are needed
 

16:10 Opportunities and challenges for biotech companies developing orphan drugs

Anders Waas

Anders Waas Chief Executive Officer, Tikomed

• Strategy and tactics on the way – focus vs building a pipeline
• Effective drug development and research
• Partnering focus and timing of deals
 

16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Alastair Kent OBE

Alastair Kent OBE

Director, Director Genetic Alliance UK, Chair of Rare Disease UK (RDUK)
David Boothe

David Boothe

Global Commercial Leader – GSK Rare Diseases, GSK
Dr Michael Skynner

Dr Michael Skynner

Head of Rare Disease Alliances, Rare Disease Research Unit, Pfizer
Dr Nicolas Sireau

Dr Nicolas Sireau

Chairman and CEO, AKU Society

Alastair Kent OBE

Director, Director Genetic Alliance UK, Chair of Rare Disease UK (RDUK)
Alastair Kent OBE

Anders Waas

Chief Executive Officer, Tikomed
Anders Waas

Christine Lavary

Chief Executive, MPS Society UK
Christine Lavary

David Boothe

Global Commercial Leader – GSK Rare Diseases, GSK
David Boothe

Dr Carlos Camozzi

Chief Medical Officer, Orphazyme
Dr Carlos Camozzi

Dr Didier Caizergues

Head of regulatory Affairs Department, International Regulatory Affairs department, GENETHON
Dr Didier Caizergues

Dr Diego Ardigo

ATMP Project Leader, Corporate Drug Development, R&D, Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
Dr Diego Ardigo

Dr Michael Skynner

Head of Rare Disease Alliances, Rare Disease Research Unit, Pfizer
Dr Michael Skynner

Dr Nicolas Sireau

Chairman and CEO, AKU Society
Dr Nicolas Sireau

Helena Baker

Vice President of Nursing , The Medical Research Network
Helena Baker

Helena Baker is the Vice President of Nursing at the MRN, where she is responsible for all aspects of the company's nursing service delivery, in addition to clinical governance, nursing strategy and managing clinical risk.
She is currently managing the development of an international nurse training and development program and plans for international expansion of the business into emerging markets across the world.
As a registered nurse, Helena has 22 years of experience in nursing and healthcare, including roles at The Royal London in Whitechapel, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd, and St Bartholemew's. In 1998, Helena founded Helena Baker Associates, working as a healthcare analyst to the pharmaceutical industry, before joining Healthcare at Home and then MRN in 2007.
 

John Maddox

Managing Director, Infusion Pharma Consulting LLC
John Maddox

Professor Bobby Gasper

Professor of Paediatrics and Immunology, Consultant in Paediatric Immunology, Head, Rare Diseases Theme Head, , University College London, Institute of Child Health
Professor Bobby Gasper

Stephane Demotz

Founder, DORPHAN S.A., Switzerland
Stephane Demotz

Terence Hoey

CEO, The Ultra Rare Diseases, Disorder & Disabilities Foundation
Terence Hoey

Tim Miller

President & CEO, Abeona Therapeutics
Tim Miller

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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ASSOCIATED EVENTS

Market Access to Orphan Drugs: Controversies; Trends and Solutions
Workshop

Market Access to Orphan Drugs: Controversies; Trends and Solutions

Holiday Inn Regents Park
21st October 2015
London, United Kingdom

The rare disease patient perspective – from regulatory to clinical execution
Workshop

The rare disease patient perspective – from regulatory to clinical execution

Holiday Inn Regents Park
21st October 2015
London, United Kingdom

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Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel, and you can invite up to 300 people to events at the Academy Conference Centre, with an IT technician and break-out zones. Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park is a 10-minute walk from Santander's offices and businesses in the BT Tower. Stroll 5 minutes to Regent's Park, where you'll find London Zoo and pretty Primrose Hill. We're a 10-minute walk from Bond Street boutiques and 20 minutes from Buckingham Palace and cruises on the River Thames.

Ask our Concierge to plan your day out and book West End theatre tickets. Room Service is available 24 hours at Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park, or dine in the vibrant Junction Restaurant. Our Junction Bar has a menu of light bites, and a hot breakfast buffet is served daily.

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Interview with Terece Hoey, CEO, The Ultra Rare Diseases Disorders & Disabilities Foundation Ltd

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MRN specializes in the conduct of clinical trial visits in the patient’s home and supporting clinical trial sites with nursing resources. Patients with rare and orphan diseases are often located far from clinical sites and experience debilitating symptoms; our services reduce their travel burden, thus increasing patient recruitment and retention.

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Holiday Inn Regents Park

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Holiday Inn Regents Park

Choose the well-connected Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park hotel, with a superb central London location and speedy transport links. Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park is in a leafy and cosmopolitan area of central London, a 10-minute walk from bustling Oxford Street. Leave your car in our NCP managed underground car park, and explore London by Tube. Great Portland Street Tube station is 25 metres from the hotel, from where you can reach the City and Canary Wharf in 30 minutes, and London Heathrow Airport in 45 minutes.

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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