Sharon Ashton joined EURORDIS in 2010 as Events Manager, later becoming Events Director and Open Academy Director.
Sharon is responsible for organising major EURORDIS events including:
- the biennial European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products (ECRD),
- the EURORDIS Round Table of Companies workshops, and
- the EURORDIS Black Pearl Awards
- other special events
She also manages the Open Academy programme which empowers patient advocates with knowledge and skills to take part in patient engagement roles side-by-side with all stakeholders and to advocate for rare diseases on a European and national level.
Sharon has over 20 years‘ experience in event management with a strong portfolio of successes conceptually developing, organising and producing small to large-scale conferences, workshops, fundraising dinners and award ceremonies both in person and online.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and French and speaks English and French. Sharon is based in the UK.