Drug Repurposing: Opportunities to create patient impact through Translational Research

Time: 15:00 – 16:00 (GMT)

At this webinar we will hear from Dr Clare Thibodeaux, Vice President, Scientific Affairs at Cures Within Reach, a US-based non-profit focused specifically on repurposing research, who will share specific examples and success stories from the work of Cures Within Reach.

Drug repurposing – testing already approved therapies in new indications – deliver treatments to patients faster and offers opportunities to address unmet medical needs. However, moving a repurposed therapy through the research pipeline, from basic research to preclinical studies to proof-of-concept clinical trials, still presents some challenges. This webinar will focus on drug repurposing as a drug development strategy, providing insights on how preclinical repurposing research can lead to clinical repurposing trials. During her talk Dr Thibodeaux will present an introduction to drug repurposing, and she will address topics such as how preclinical research can inform the design of clinical repurposing trials and how repurposing research can be funded.

Invited speaker:

  • Dr Clare Thibodeaux, Vice President, Scientific Affairs at Cures Within Reach

The webinar will be chaired by Dr Frank Wessely, Research Associate at Dementia Research Institute (Cardiff University), who is one of the Programme coordinators for our upcoming ‘Drug repurposing II’ conference*

*If you’re interested in this topic, you may want to check out our upcoming ‘Drug repurposing II’ conference, that will take place in London, on the 10-11 May 2022.  Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit an abstract by 10 March 2022 for consideration as an oral communication. You can submit your abstract and register here: bit.ly/Drug-repurposing-II

The webinar is aimed for practicing scientist in early years of their career or members of the public with an active interest in this area.

Register now and join us for this free webinar!


Feb 24 2022


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Biochemical Society


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