Wednesday, 26 September

14:00 – 14:30
Welcome address
14:30 – 17:00
Session I:
Type I collagen and EDS
17:00 – 17:45
Keynote Lecture
18:00 – 20:00
Welcome Reception

Thursday, 27 September

8:30 – 12:00
Session II (with coffee break):
Type V collagen and EDS
12:00 – 14:30
Lunch Break/Posters/Exhibits
14:30 – 18:00
Session III (with refreshment break):
Hypermobile EDS and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders
Poster Session

Friday, 28 September

8:30 – 12:00
Session IV (with coffee break):
Type III collagen and EDS
12:00 – 13:00
Lunch Break/Posters/Exhibits
13:00 – 15:00
Session V:
Rare EDS subtypes I
15:00 – 15:30
Refreshment break
15:30 – 17:30
Session VI:
Rare EDS subtypes II
19:00 – 00:00
Gala Dinner

Saturday, 29 September

9:00 – 12:30
Session VII (with coffee break):
Gaps and Future Directions
12:30 – 13:00
Closing and Final Remarks
14:00 – 17:00
Physiotherapy workshop


The scientific committee welcomes contributions for either oral or poster presentation. Deadline for abstract submission is 30 June 2018. The submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on:

  • Novelty and scientific quality
  • Clarity of the aim and experimental design
  • Relevance of the topic and the results.

General Instructions

Abstracts must be in English and submitted on-line by clicking here; you will be asked whether you want your abstract considered for oral or poster presentation, as only a limited number of oral presentations can be accepted. You will be asked to provide three keywords.

Please fill out the abstract submission form completely. This form includes:

Abstract title: should be in capital letters.

Authors: the names of the authors should be listed in the form as: last name, first name, department, institution, city, country.

Abstract body: the abstract body should contain a maximum of 300 words. The use of tables, graphs, diagrams, images, and embedded videos in the abstract submission is not allowed. Use standard abbreviations; please explain special or unusual abbreviations the first time they appear.

Abstract Timeline

You will be notified automatically that your abstract application has been received. You will receive an email by 14 July 2018 if your presentation has been accepted. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted must register for the meeting and pay the registration fees by 30 July 2018. Failure to do so will result in exclusion from the program and from the abstract book.