2020 Virtual Summer Conference – Day 2 DE

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Was ist HSD

Dr. Howard Levy

Howard P Levy, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He received his PhD in Human Genetics and his MD from the University of Maryland, followed by an internal medicine residency at Boston University Medical Center. He started developing expertise in Ehlers Danlos syndrome during his medical genetics fellowship at the National Human Genome Research Institute, which he completed in 1995. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Genetics. In addition to caring for patients with EDS and related hereditary disorders of connective tissue, his interests include primary care of adults with genetic conditions, genetic risk assessment for common complex diseases, integration of genetics into primary care, and improving the efficiency, utility, and interoperability of EHRs (Electronic Health Records). Dr. Levy is the author of GeneReviews® “Ehlers-Danlos, Hypermobility Type.

Was ist hEDS

Dr Alan Hakim

Dr Hakim received his medical degrees from Cambridge University and trained in Medicine and Rheumatology at University College London Hospitals, UK. A consultant, clinician manager, and clinical academic, Dr Hakim has 20-years of experience in the field of hypermobility-related disorders, and has written 150 original scientific and education-related publications including 5 books. He is the clinical lead for The London Hypermobility Unit, The Wellington Hospital, UK; an Adjunct Assoc. Professor in Medicine, PennState, USA; has been a Chief Investigator in international clinical trials, an executive in hospital management, and a board member in healthcare commissioning; and, is the Chief Medical Officer to The Ehlers-Danlos Society. 

Fragen und Antworten Dr Hakim und Dr Levy

ENT Komplikationen und Behandlung

Professor Martin Birchall

Martin Birchall is a surgeon researcher at University College London and associated hospitals. He has pulled together multidisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers and clinicians to develop innovative solutions to loss of upper aerodigestive tract function, including problems with breathing, swallowing and voice. The work of these teams has delivered advances in laryngeal transplantation, organ tissue engineering and the application of soft robotics to lost motor function. His h-index is 46, with over 230 scientific papers.

ENT Symptome und Behandlung von EDS und Hypermobilitätsstörungen: aus der Perspektive eines Logopäden

Gary Wood

A Speech and Language Therapist working with Adult and Paediatric Voice disorders and ENT swallowing problems. He has over 25 years of experience working with the voice and swallowing when it goes wrong. He works at The Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat and Eastman’s Hospital London (UCLH). He has specialised further in the field of voice with interests in singer’s rehabilitation, endoscopy procedures, hypermobility disorders, transgender voice & endocrine voice disorders, airway disorders.

Zahnmedizinische Komplikationen in EDS

Dr. Ines Kapferer-Seebacher

Key Skills specialist in periodontics; rare diseases with dental phenotype Qualifications 2000 – License in dental medicine, LMU Munich, Germany 2002 – Dr. med. dent. Thesis, Munich University of Technology, Germany 2010 – Master of science and specialist in periodontics, University Clinic of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna, Austria 2013 – Habilitation (Private Docent), Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria Employment Experience 2000-2002 Private practice 2002-2006 University assistant, University Clinic of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna, Austria 2006-2013 University assistant, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria 2013-Assistant professor, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria 2016-Associate Professor, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Fragen und Antworten Drs. Hakim, Birchall, Kapferer-Seebacher

Belange der Frauengesundheit

Dr. Natalie Blagowidow

Dr. Blagowidow received her MD degree from Cornell University Medical College, NY. Her residency training was in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Blagowidow pursued specialty training as a Fellow in Reproductive Genetics and Human Genetics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and in the Division of Human Genetics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Blagowidow is board-certified in both clinical genetics and clinical cytogenetics. She is also a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. Dr. Blagowidow’s clinical specialties include assessment of pregnancy by ultrasound including Doppler flow and 3D imaging and by invasive testing including CVS and amniocentesis.

Störungen der Blasenfunktion

Professor Vik Khullar

I am Professor of Urogynaecology from the UK and I have a longstanding interest in uterovaginal prolapse and urinary dysfunction in women with EDS.


Dr. Melissa Russo

Melissa L. Russo is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk obstetrics) and clinical genetics. Her current research is centered on pregnant women with connective tissue disorders and aortic disease. Her goals are to 1) empower women to make decisions about their reproductive choices and care during pregnancy and 2) educate health care providers on recognition and management of these disorders in pregnancy. She cares for individuals with all types of connective tissue conditions.

Fragen und Antworten Drs. Russo, Blagowidow, Khullar

Behandlung von Allergien und immunologischen Problemen

Dr. Anne Maitland

Dr. Anne Maitland has been named one of New York Times Super Doctors since 2011 and one of America’s Top 21 Women’s Doctors by Lifescript.com in 2009. She is a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Anne Maitland is active in local societies and the surrounding communities, to increase awareness of immune-mediated disorders, including primary immune deficiency and mast cell disorders. She is also involved with research to continually improve the treatments of classic allergic disorder and recurrent infections. Her clinical focus includes the diagnosis and treatment of allergic skin disorders, allergic rhinitis (hayfever), drug allergies, food allergies/sensitivities, asthma, and recurrent infections.

Atembeschwerden in EDS

Dr. Rebecca Bascom

Dr. Rebecca Bascom’s specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.

Fragen und Antworten Drs. Maitland, Bascom

Interview mit ‘ Miss America’ – Camille Schrier

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