Tokyo Scientific Meeting, 18-19 November 2019

Scientific Meeting Tokyo, November 18-19



Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
2-3-1 Yoyogi, Shinjuku-ku • 151-0053 Tokyo, JAPAN  // Tel: +81-3-3375-3211 • Fax: +81-3-5365-4110 // Email:

We are delighted to invite you to the Scientific Meeting on the Rarer Types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, in Tokyo, Japan on 18–19 November 2019.

Scientific Meeting on the Rarer Types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes is a professional scientific meeting on Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) for healthcare providers and researchers, in which cutting-edge research on clinical advances and the molecular and pathogenic mechanisms of mainly rare types of EDS is discussed. We offer a high-quality scientific program with the general theme, “Rarer types of EDS: from genetics to management.” World-leading invited speakers will talk on the newest medical and scientific achievements on proteoglycan defect-related EDS, TNXB-related classical-like EDS, dermatosparaxis EDS, and periodontal EDS, also on the current topics about major molecularly-confirmed types, classical EDS, and vascular EDS. The meeting welcomes abstracts for oral or poster presentation on any relevant topics about rarer types of EDS, also classical or vascular type, including clinical investigation on EDS (e.g. genotype/phenotype correlations; natural history and disease manifestations), molecular breakthrough on EDS (e.g. novel gene for EDS), pathophysiology on EDS (e.g. novel biochemical, pathological, or physiological mechanisms in EDS typically using patients’ samples), animal models on EDS (e.g. KO mice), and therapeutic challenges for EDS (e.g. clinical study; basic investigation).

We strongly encourage clinicians and researchers with an interest in the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes to attend this meeting. We expect 250 delegates and key opinion leaders in the field from around the world to attend. The multidisciplinary nature of the conference provides an opportunity to talk to specialists from many different fields including basic scientists, geneticists, internists, orthopedic and vascular surgeons, dentists, pediatricians, physiotherapists, genetic counselors, nurses, representatives of patient support groups, and many others working with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

Highlights include:

  • An exciting program of invited speakers and lectures featuring some of the leading experts in the field;
  • Presentation of talks chosen from submitted abstracts;
  • A well-attended poster session with local gastronomic treats.

We hope that you will join us from all over the world, especially from Asia, for an exciting meeting with enthusiastic discussions about cutting-edge clinical medicine and basic science related to the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. Come and participate in an interactive meeting in cool Tokyo!

Tomoki Kosho, MD, PhD, Conference Chair
Department of Medical Genetics, Shinshu University School of Medicine
Center for Medical Genetics, Shinshu University Hospital

Scientific committee

Peter Byers
Clair Francomano
Shujiro Hayashi
Fransiska Malfait
Ken-ichi Matsumoto


Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
2-3-1 Yoyogi, Shinjuku-ku
151-0053 Tokyo, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-3375-3211
Fax: +81-3-5365-4110


Please get in touch with our event manager, Stacey Simmonds, by clicking here.

Interested in becoming a conference sponsor? Please get in touch with Carissa Hocevar, our development director.

Conference chair:
Tomoki Kosho
Shinshu University School of Medicine, Center for Medical Genetics, Nagano, Japan

The Ehlers-Danlos Society
Lara Bloom
Executive director

Invited specialists

Clair Francomano
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Peter Byers
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Alan Hakim
The Platinum Medical Centre, The Wellington Hospital, London, UK

Shujiro Hayashi, PhD
Dokkyo Medical University School of Medicine, Japan

Fransiska Malfait
Center for Medical Genetics, Ghent, Belgium

Ken-ichi Matsumoto
Shimane University, Japan

Shuji Mizumoto

Johannes Zschocke
Department of Human Genetics, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria


Welcome address
Lara Bloom, Fransiska Malfait, Tomoki Kosho

Intro/Goals of the meeting
Tomoki Kosho

Overview talks

Vascular EDS, Peter Byers

Classical EDS, Clair Francomano

Proteoglycan defect-related EDS, Shuji Mizumoto

TNXB-related research, Ken-ichi Matsumoto

Dermatosparaxis EDS, Fransiska Malfait

Periodontal EDS, Johannes Zschocke

The primary language of the meeting will be English.

Suggested topics for abstracts

Clinical investigation on EDS (e.g. genotype/phenotype correlations; natural history and disease manifestations)

Molecular breakthrough on EDS (e.g. novel gene for EDS)

Pathophysiology on EDS (e.g. novel biochemical, pathological, or physiological mechanisms in EDS typically using patients’ samples)

Animal models on EDS (e.g. KO mice)

Therapeutic challenges for EDS (e.g. clinical study; basic investigation)

Abstract submissions on other EDS-related research topics are also welcome.

Abstract submission has ended.
Decision & notification of abstracts: 31 August 2019


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