It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the International Symposium on the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes from September 26–29, 2018. The conference will take place in beautiful Ghent, Belgium, “Belgium’s best kept secret” (according to the Lonely Planet).
After the enormous success of the First International Symposium on the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes which also took place in Ghent in 2012, an international multidisciplinary consortium was established which, in association with The Ehlers-Danlos Society, worked towards an update of the EDS classification. Thanks to the hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm of the Consortium members (funded by The Ehlers-Danlos Society) this resulted in the publication of a landmark issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics (The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes: Reports from the International Consortium on the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, March 2017, Volume 175, Issue 1).
The 2018 International Symposium on the EDS will build on this momentum and bring together again clinicians and scientists working in the field of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. We aim to offer a high quality scientific program of interest to both clinical and basic scientists. As a general theme for this meeting, we chose: “Interaction and signaling: recurrent themes in the molecular mechanisms of EDS.” The focus of the meeting will be on molecular, pathogenic, clinical, and management aspects of all types of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes