Important announcement / Annonce importante
The Ehlers-Danlos Society European Learning Conference, Paris Canceled / Notre conference à Paris est annulé
We cherish the opportunities our in-person events give us: meeting so many of you, and enabling people living with the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and hypermobility spectrum disorders a chance to connect with others sharing similar experiences, yet this year has shown us how much we can accomplish virtually – and how many more people impacted by these conditions round the world we can reach. Due to the continued uncertainty and travel restrictions with COVID-19 [Coronavirus], the Society has had to cancel the conference in Paris, France, which was due to take place on April 24-25, 2021. The wellbeing of our community is our utmost priority and although the global pandemic has given us many challenges, we are adapting to an exciting virtual events schedule, covering more topics than ever before!
We have created an exciting virtual events schedule, covering a wide range of topics with experts and community voices from all over the world, creating more opportunities for our community to join us online and connect with others via our official event app, Whova, and listen to leading-expert speakers from around the world!
We are delighted to be hosting several virtual events in 2021 – read more about the full virtual event schedule here!
Making our conferences and resources more accessible worldwide is a long-term goal, and we are delighted to be translating a number of our events into four languages, with the presenting language in English. Languages included in our 2021 program include: Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, and Hindi. Our exciting ten year events plan will see a Society in-person conference in Paris, France, in 2023.
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Are the new events for health professionals and community members?
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How do I cancel my travel tickets and hotel?
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Have any other Society events been canceled?
At this time, Paris and Arizona are the only 2021 in-person events which are canceled, and in place of these we are delighted to offer you virtual options, see here.
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