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Vascular EDS Conference 17
We are proud to announce that Annabelle’s Challenge and The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK will be jointly hosting the first ever UK Vascular EDS Conference on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2017 in Manchester. We are delighted to say that speakers and content is being provided by the EDS Diagnostic Services for complex cases in Sheffield, ensuring the highest possible standard and most up-to-date information on vascular EDS.
What is EDS?
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a genetic disorder in which the structure of connective tissue is abnormal due to a gene mutation. This results in abnormally fragile and hyper-extensible tissues throughout the body which can lead to a range of multi-systemic symptoms; the effect on the body is widespread and not limited to one body system.
There are different types of the condition and a vast spectrum of symptoms are experienced by our community. Although many lead full and active lives, EDS can lead to physical disability and some rarer types can be life limiting. There is a lack of knowledge about EDS in the medical profession and it is therefore often misdiagnosed or overlooked. Find out what EDS UK does to help here.