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29th EURORDIS Round Table of Companies Workshop : How to teach an old medicine new tricks – The importance of repurposing medicines for patients

Ottobre 2023

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 (09.00 to 17.30)


The Crowne Plaza – Le Palace, Brussels

Rue Gineste 3
1210 Bruxelles

Presentations *

* This document is password protected.


This workshop provides valuable information to its participants with the following objectives:

  • Build on existing repurposing efforts and discuss innovative platforms to boost re-purposing research
  • Understand the STAMP initiative on re-purposing and it’s potential benefits for rare disease patients
  • Understand the opportunity for companies to increase their portfolio of products while also helping to reduce costs and facilitate access to rare disease products
  • Explain the potential for academia, patient organisations and healthcare companies to work more collaboratively together to discover the opportunities for re-purposing products for rare diseases
  • Explore how academia and patient organisations can find research funding to pursue re-purposing for rare diseases
  • Understand the positive impact for rare disease patients if companies open their library of compounds to academics
  • Learn how patient organisations could facilitate the repurposing process


– The use or generation of biomedical data and existing medicines to discover and establish new treatments for patients with rare diseases – recommendations of the IRDiRC Data Mining and Repurposing Task Force 


Please send any questions concerning registration to Martina Bergna at:

We look forward to welcoming you to the EURORDIS Round Table of Companies.