2020 Paris

We are delighted to invite you to register for our first ever European Learning Conference in Paris, France, taking place from March 21-22, 2020. The Ehlers-Danlos Society proudly brings together the leading world experts to discuss the latest medical and scientific information about the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, hypermobility spectrum disorder, and associated symptoms and conditions. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020 is Health Professionals Day. Sessions will be presented in English, and translated into Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and Italian.⁠

Sunday, March 22, 2020 is Patients Day. This conference is for those who have EDS and HSD, and their families.⁠ Sessions will be presented in English, and translated into Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and Italian.⁠

Professionals Day March 21, 2020

Click here for the schedule for March 21, 2020
Last updated: 1/23/2020

Patients Day March 22, 2020

Click here for the schedule for March 22, 2020
Last updated: 1/23/2020

The conference venue is:

Hotel Mercure Paris Orly Rungis
20 Avenue Charles Lindbergh, 94656 Rungis
Paris, France

Questions? Please get in touch with our Events Manager, Stacey Simmonds, by clicking here.

Interested in becoming a conference sponsor? Please get in touch with Carissa Hocevar, our Chief Development Officer, and read/download our sponsorship prospectus here and the commitment form here.

A screening for the HEDGE research study will also take place on Sunday March 22, 2020 at the conference, looking to identify the genetic markers for hypermobile EDS (hEDS). If you have a diagnosis of hEDS and would like to take part, please apply here: https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/hedge-recruitment/

Join President and CEO, Lara Bloom, at 7pm on March 22 for a screening of “Issues With My Tissues”. This event is free, open to the public and takes place at the conference hotel. Register here: https://ehlers-danlos-society.regfox.com/issues-with-my-tissues

Platinum Sponsor
AFSED logo


Association Française des Syndromes d’Ehlers-Danlos (AFSED)

Supporting Sponsor
CSF logo


DM Orthotics is a world leading creator of medical rehabilitation and sports performance products.

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Everything we create undergoes the highest levels of clinical and scientific testing to ensure that it works at an optimal level for our customers.

Our design and production process incorporates state-of-the-art technology with traditional tailoring. We take the most successful elements from new technology and traditional tailoring to produce individually custom-made dynamic movement orthoses that are unmatched in their function and quality.

We work towards a single goal – to improve function and encourage independence for the user.

Supporting Sponsor
SED'in France logo


Created on April 4, 2018, the SED’in FRANCE association works to raise awareness and recognition of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, as well as to support patients suffering from this pathology.

The association was founded by two health professionals, affected daily by the pathology: Marie-Elise Noël, speech therapist in disability, suffering from SED, and Benoît Bonneté, masseur-physiotherapist; both members of GERSED (Study and Research Group on Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes). Arnaud Coutable-Groult, a social worker on disability who worked for ten years in the physical disability field, quickly joined the administration team.

Our identities as health and social professionals make the particularity of our association.

Each one makes available to everyone, and in particular members, their skills and knowledge and continues to keep themselves informed on a daily basis so that the answers to your questions are as precise and helpful as possible.

The SED’in FRANCE office is made up of five volunteers, personally concerned and very involved. The Bureau takes care of all the administrative tasks of the association and can rely for general management on Experts, pillars of the association without whom it could not continue. Experts are voluntary members who put their skills and energy at their disposal.