VASCERN Spotlights: Andrea Diociaiuti

In this edition of VASCERN Spotlights we interview Dr. Andrea Diociaiuti, a dermatologist from Italy and member of the Vascular Anomalies Working Group (VASCA WG). Dr. Diociaiuti shares what attracted him to the specialization of dermatology and vascular anomaly management, the challenges of working in the rare disease field and…

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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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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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VASCERN Spotlights: Maria Barea

This month we had the chance to talk to European Patient Advocacy Group (ePAG) Deputy Co-Chair for the Vascular Anomalies Working Group (VASCA WG), Maria Barea. Maria represents the patient organization VASCAPA from Belgium and shares with us the most memorable moments of her VASCERN experience so far, her greatest…

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VASCERN Spotlights: Pernille Henriksen

Our first VASCERN Spotlights interview of 2020 is with no other than Pernille Henriksen, our European Patient Advocacy Group (ePAG) co-chair for the Primary and Pediatric Lymphedema Working Group (PPL WG), who joined VASCERN in 2019. Pernille tells us how she became involved with VASCERN, her most memorable moment to…

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VASCERN Spotlights: Dr. Michael Frank

During VASCERN Days 2019, we were lucky enough to catch up with Dr. Michael Frank, Co-Chair of the Medium-Sized Arteries Working Group (MSA WG), from Paris, France for a VASCERN Spotlights interview. Dr. Frank tells us how he became involved with VASCERN, the clinical research on vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS)…

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VASCERN Spotlights: Professor Sahar Mansour

In this edition of VASCERN Spotlights we meet Professor Sahar Mansour from London, UK, Prof Mansour is Co-Chair of the Pediatric and Primary Lymphedema (PPL) Working Group and talks to us about her interest in genetics and primary lymphedema, the challenges faced when trying to interpret genetic results in lymphedema…

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VASCERN Spotlights: Dr Sophie Dupuis-Girod

This month we have the pleasure to interview Dr. Sophie Dupuis-Girod from Lyon, France. Dr Dupuis-Girod is Co-Chair of the Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Working Group and talks about how she became interested in this rare vascular disease, her involvement in VASCERN and what she believes are the greatest achievements…

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