The First International Scientific Meeting on Vascular Ehlers Danlos syndrome (vEDS)

September 9-11, 2015 Chicago IL:  UW Collagen Diagnostic Laboratory directors, genetics counselors and staff, assisted by generous contributions from vEDS families, met with 20 clinical investigators from the USA and Europe to discuss recent research and to carve a path for future treatment and improved research in vEDS. vEDS is an inherited disorder caused by dominantly inherited mutations in COL3A1 that lead to very fragile blood vessels, bowel wall, and uterine wall during pregnancy, and risk of early death. This was the first session of its kind, the brainchild of the UW Collagen Diagnostic Laboratory testing and research team.  Read a summary of the presented papers.