A look back at Rare Disease Day 2019

For Rare Disease Day 2019, members of the VASCERN team in Paris once again joined the French Rare Disease Networks (including members of FAVA-multi), Patient Associations, The Rare Disease Expertise Platform in the South of Paris and ERN-LUNG for the annual Rare Disease Day events in Paris. This year’s theme was…

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New collaborative HHT-WG publication on prevention of serious infections in HHT

A new collaborative publication entitled Prevention of serious infections in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia: roles for prophylactic antibiotics, the pulmonary capillaries- but not vaccination has just been published in the scientific journal Haematologica. It is co-authored by Prof. Claire Shovlin (HHT-WG Chair), Dr. Kathleen Bamford, Prof. Carlo Sabbà, Dr. Hans-Jurgen Mager,…

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PPL-WG Face to Face Meeting in Leuven

The VASCERN Pediatric and Primary Lymphedema Working Group (PPL-WG) held their face to face meeting from February 21-22nd, 2019 at the University Hospitals Leuven (UZ Leuven) in Belgium. This meeting was the last Face to Face meeting under our 2nd year of EU co-funding for the ERN (March 2018-February 2019).…

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Give blood for the #myHHTvalentine campaign!

Started by the patient organisation HHT Onlus in Italy 5 years ago, the #myHHTvalentine campaign is back this year with the aim to raise awareness for Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) by encouraging blood donations from February 1st until Valentine’s Day (February 14th). HHT is an inherited disease of the blood…

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VASCERN Spotlights: Lise Murphy

VASCERN Spotlights: Lise Murphy “What I have appreciated the most is the welcoming attitude from the physicians and their appreciation for patient advocacy work and what our involvement brings to the European Reference Networks. I have appreciated this attitude a lot. I was also really impressed by the other patient advocates…

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VASCERN App officially launched!

We are happy to announce that VASCERN App, the free mobile application for IOS & Android created by VASCERN, is now officially launched and available for download at both the Play Store and Apple store.   Download the VASCERN App for Android at the Google Store here Download the VASCERN…

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New collaborative HTAD-WG publication

A new collaborative research paper entitled SMAD3 pathogenic variants: risk for thoracic aortic disease and associated complications from the Montalcino Aortic Consortium has just been published in the Journal of Medical Genetics.  It is co-authored by members of the VASCERN Heritable Thoracic Aortic Diseases Working Group (HTAD-WG) including Prof. Julie De Backer (Chair…

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