The Student Voice Prize is delighted to invite you to our second annual virtual rare disease day event ‘Beyond the Student Voice Prize;’ an opportunity to connect with peers and patient group leaders to learn more about the rare community and how you can get involved and continue your advocacy.
What can you expect?
The event will be an informal opportunity for you to meet fellow entrants to the competition, connect with patient group advocates and hear from those working actively in rare diseases. There will be a series of short inspiring presentations from a cross-section of individuals as well as handy guidance for getting more involved with the rare disease community and building a focus on rare into your career.
Who is this event for?
Why should you attend?
Rare diseases are collectively common, meaning you are likely to come across them in one form or other in your medical career. Learning about them early can better prepare you as a future clinician and can ensure better outcomes for individuals diagnosed and living with rare conditions.
Rare diseases are gaining increasing momentum as pressing health priorities worldwide, compounded by advances such as the first-ever UN Resolution on persons with rare diseases and the new UK Rare Diseases Framework. There has never been a better time to get involved with the rare disease community to help create change, raise awareness and drive your own personal development.
The Student Voice Prize is much more than just a competition. It has proven itself to be a gateway for many medical students, nurses and scientists who want to engage with patients from across the medical spectrum, particularly in rare disease. This is your chance to go beyond and become an advocate for a large, but poorly represented community and help make a real difference in the lives of rare disease patients and their families.
The Student Voice Prize is a project run in collaboration by Medics4RareDiseases (Charity No 1183996) and Beacon (Charity No 1149646)