VASCERN Spotlights: Prof Julie De Backer

VASCERN Spotlights: Prof Julie De Backer The ultimate goal is to provide patients with these rare diseases with the right care in a timely manner – my greatest hope, therefore, is that the central ERN message “Share – Care – Cure” will become “Excellent Sharing – Excellent Caring – Excellent…

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New EU Funding to support ERNs eHealth services

The European Commission and the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency have launched the 2018 Connecting Europe Facility Telecom Call for proposals, on June 28th. This call aims to support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs), including, for the European Reference Networks on Rare Diseases: eHealth – improve cross-border healthcare access and…

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VASCERN is Hiring an Administrative Assistant!

The VASCERN coordination team, located in Paris, France, is looking for a full-time administrative assistant! The ideal candidate must be bilingual in both French and English. Read the full job description (in French) here! If you or someone you know is interested in joining us and being involved in the exciting project…

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CPMS Latest Update

The Clinical Patient Management System (CPMS) is slowly being implemented in the various VASCERN Rare Disease Working Groups (RDWGs). So far, we have 50 registered users in the CPMS, 38 of which are active, and we have opened 6 panels where patient cases are being discussed between our experts. Several…

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Subtitles being added to our PoK videos!

We are currently adding subtitles to our Pills of Knowledge (PoK) Videos! We hope that by adding subtitles in the various languages of our ERN members, this will allow more people to be able to understand the valuable information in these short videos and therefore reach a wider public across Europe.…

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VASCERN Spotlights: Leema Robert

VASCERN Spotlights: Dr Leema Robert What really interested me about the VASCERN network was that it was not just about the diagnosis but also the management of these patients.   To end Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) awareness month on a high note, we have the pleasure to present this month’s member…

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EU Health budget 2021-2027

The EU budget post 2020 (Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027) proposal has been adopted by the European Commission. For the European Reference Networks, there will be funding available from the ESF+, Horizon Europe (post Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Development) and Digital Europe.  Source: factsheet EU Health Budget for the Future…

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Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month

May was Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month! Are you now familiar with this group of rare disorders? The VASCERN Medium-Sized Arteries Working Group covers a rare subtype of this group of diseases called vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS). The ERN ReCONNET covers the other EDS subtypes. In addition to bruising and skin lucency, vEDS…

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