We are delighted to be offering the 2023 Global Learning Conference as a hybrid event, with a comprehensive virtual experience to allow community members and healthcare professionals to join us from around the world!

  • Aug 2: Communication
  • Aug 3: Sex & Drugs & Walk or Roll
  • Aug 4: Listen To Your Gut
  • Aug 5: Let’s Get Physical…and Psychological

Join us as leading experts present on a range of topics including the following:

  • Effective communication for medical appointments
  • Self-advocacy
  • Sexual Health
  • Body Image & Self-love
  • Managing a symptom flare
  • Movement and PT
  • Neurodivergence
  • Gastrointestinal Issues & Nutrition

This event is suitable for members of the EDS and HSD community, their families, and caregivers, and health professionals. This event has been approved for up to 18.5 CME/CEU/CE credits for healthcare professionals to claim for sessions attended LIVE. Please note that to claim your credits, there are two steps that need to be completed within a specific timeframe. This information will be emailed, closer to the event, to relevant ticketholders.

Connect With Other Attendees!

Our free event app Whova allows you to have online conversations with in-person and virtual conference attendees, take part in polls, view the event agenda, and re-watch the sessions at a time that is most suitable for you. You can access the app via phone, tablet, or web browser.

For some useful tips on getting the most out of Whova, click here.

Ask The Speakers Your Questions Live

You will be watching the event live via Zoom. The question and answer (Q&A) feature on our Zoom webinar allows you to ask questions during the event to the session chairs, panelists, and speakers. We have dedicated Q&A sessions throughout the event where the session chairs will ask your moderated questions.

Questions for the Q&A sessions can also be posted via the Whova app under the relevant presentation and will be collated for session chairs. Learn more about the speakers for the GLC 2023! 

Enjoy Lifetime On-Demand Access to Presentation Recordings

All presentation recordings and PDFs from the Global Learning Conference will be recorded, and will be made available to event attendees via their website account around two weeks after the event. Attendees will have lifetime access to these resources.

Vote For Or Take Part in Zebras Got Talent!

We are inviting all artists and creators to take part in the “Zebras Got Talent” exhibition, by submitting their original work!

Zebras Got Talent is an hybrid exhibition that will showcase the creativity of those in our community. Those joining us in person will have the opportunity to perform their talent live during the conference, and all entries will be uploaded for attendees to view and vote for their favorite on our event app, Whova.

Submissions could include a talent of your choice such as:

  • Creative Writing (eg. poem, fictional story)
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Dance
  • Video Performance
  • Music

1st place WINNER will receive EITHER: a free pass to a virtual Ehlers-Danlos Society event, or a 50% discount to an in-person EDS Society event, valid for any event in 2023 or 2024.
2nd place WINNER will receive a 25% discount on any virtual or in-person Ehlers-Danlos Society event (adult or child), valid for any event in 2023 or 2024.
3RD place WINNER will receive a 15% discount on any virtual or in-person Ehlers-Danlos Society event (adult or child), valid for any event in 2023 or 2024.

Talent submissions close July 21.

Community Choice Awards

The Ehlers-Danlos Society Awards is an annual celebration of individuals who have made an impact and worked for change for those living with, and affected by, EDS, HSD, and related conditions. ⁠The two Community Choice categories are now open for nominations – nominate the individual you think should be awarded Community Advocate of the Year, and Healthcare Professional of the Year.

The Ehlers-Danlos Society Awards 2023, will be presented at the Global Learning Conference. Nominations for the awards must be made by June 30.

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