• Thu

    The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) Networking Support Scheme (NSS) is now open!

    The scheme will provide financial support to applicants for fostering organization of workshops or conferences for new research networks or existing/expanding research networks to strengthen collaborations and to enable exchange of knowledge.

    Eligible applicants to apply for the NSS are health care professionalsresearchers and patient advocacy organizations from the following countries involved in the EJP RD (in alphabetical order):

    Armenia*, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria*, Croatia*, Czech Republic*, Denmark, Estonia*, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia*, Greece, Hungary*, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia*, Lithuania*, Luxembourg, Malta*, Norway, Poland*, Portugal, Romania*, Serbia*, Slovakia*, Slovenia*, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey*, United Kingdom.

    The countries that are indicated with an asterisk (*) are usually seen as underrepresented countries.

    At least one Principal applicant and two co-applicants from three different countries mentioned above have to apply together for support of a Networking event.

    Maximum budget for networking event: € 30,000

    The NSS is open on a continuous basis. The applications will be collected on the following date:

    • December 2, 2021 at 14.00 (CET)

    All information, including the call documents, can be found on the EJP-RD website here.

  • Tue
    5:00PM-6:00PM (CET)Zoom Webinar

    VASCERN will hold a webinar on Tuesday November 23rd, 2021 from 5pm to 6pm (CET) entitled: Diagnostic and Management Pathway for Severe and/or Rare Infantile Hemangiomas with Dr. Andrea DIOCIAIUTI,  VASCA WG member and dermatologist from Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, I.R.C.C.S, in Rome, Italy.

    This will be the the first of a series of four webinars exploring the Patient (Diagnostic and Management) Pathways created by the Vascular Anomalies Working Group (VASCA WG).

    This webinar, that will consist of a scientific presentation followed by a question and answer session, will be primarily directed towards physicians who would like to learn more about these pathways in order to improve their knowledge on these rare vascular anomalies – but all interested participants are welcome to attend!

    Register here
  • Thu
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    The 10th International Conference of the International Lymphoedema Framework will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from November 18-20th, 2021 (new dates due to COVID-19).

    Pernille Henriksen, ePAG Co-Chair for PPL WG, will be present at this event and will give a presentation entitled Infections; the experiences, the fear and the solutions from a patient point of view for the patient day.

    See the preliminary programme here.

    For more information, check out their website here.

  • Wed

    The VASCERN VASCA-WG Monthly Meeting will take place on November 17, 2021 at 3:45 pm (Paris time).

  • Thu

    The PIK3CA Related Conditions International Scientific Meeting is hosted and sponsored by CLOVES Syndrome Community and will take place online from October 28th to 29th, 2021.

    This meeting will focus on the diverse range of phenotypes of the spectrum that share a PIK3CA mutation.

    The goals for this meeting are:

    • To bring together the experts in the PIK3CA pathway including clinicians, clinical researchers and basic scientists to allow opportunities to present new information, share data, foster collaboration and encourage networking.
    • To stimulate new ideas.
    • To encourage new researchers to enter the field, to collaborate with others in the field and to collaborate with our patient organizations.
    • To identify the gaps and unmet needs for our heterogenous patient populations.


    Professor Miikka VIKKULA, Chair of our Vascular Anomalies Working Group (VASCA-WG), is one of the Scientific Meeting Chairs.

    For more information on this event (abstract submission and registration), take a look here.

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