VASCERN Spotlights: Charissa Frank

This month it’s Charissa Frank, European Patient Advocate Group (ePAG) Deputy Co-Chair for the Medium-sized Arteries Working Group (MSA WG) from Belgium, who is in the VASCERN Spotlight! Charissa is a patient advocate for both VASCERN and ERN ReCONNET (European Reference Network on Rare and Complex Connective Tissue and Musculoskeletal…

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VASCERN Spotlights: Dr. Sarah Thomis

This month we had the chance to interview Dr. Sarah Thomis, a vascular surgeon from Belgium and member of the Pediatric and Primary Lymphedema Working Group (PPL WG). Dr. Thomis tells us how she became involved with VASCERN, what she believes are the greatest accomplishments of VASCERN to date and…

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New VASCERN Affiliated Partner from Austria

We are happy to announce that with the last bilateral cooperation agreement signed, our final Affiliated Partner, Medical University Innsbruck, from Innsbruck, Austria, is now officially a member of VASCERN. This Austrian Healthcare Provider, which is an Associated National Centre, will be represented by Dr. Julia Dumfarth, a cardiac surgeon working at the Center…

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VASCERN Spotlights: Manuela Lourenço Marques

This month we have the pleasure to interview Manuela Lourenço Marques from Portugal. Manuela is the European Patient Advocacy Group (ePAG) Deputy Co-Chair for the Pediatric and Primary Lymphedema Working Group (PPL WG). She shares her story of becoming a patient advocate, starting a patient association, and what she values…

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