Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS) Echo

Project ECHO®
The Ehlers-Danlos Society

The vEDS ECHO program is dedicated to increasing awareness and education in all aspects of diagnosis and management of vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS).

VEDS ECHO is a revolutionary program that seeks to support health professionals around the world in caring for patients with vEDS. The program is facilitated by Dr. Sherene Shalhub, vascular surgeon, translational researcher at the University of Washington, and Director of the Multidisciplinary Vascular Genetics Clinic at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Clinical experts run a program via the Zoom teleconferencing platform that covers the main aspects of vEDS. Participants are able to share their cases and questions in the sessions and will be guided to further educational materials and support. Continued Medical Education (CME) credits are available at no charge to participants.

VEDS ECHO aims to provide clinicians the opportunity to interact directly with other clinicians who have substantial experience in the care of people with vEDS.

Three Steps To Join

Please note, participants are permitted to sign up and join the current program before the start of session 3, after which time applications will be closed. You may still sign up here to be placed on the list to request a place on our next program.


Please note that we are GDPR compliant. You will be asked to include:

  • The program number for the session you want to attend (see the section “When are the upcoming vEDS ECHO Professionals programs?”);
  • Your name, job title, work affiliation, and contact email address;
  • And if joining as a group, each member’s name, job title, work affiliation, and email address.


We will reply to confirm your choices, and provide you with the Zoom login information. Submit your case study here.


We use the teleconferencing platform ZOOM.

Click on the invitation link / meeting code that we will send you.

You do not normally need to download ZOOM first. It should automatically open up on your system and go straight to the meeting.

Remember to “Allow” ZOOM access to your computer / phone audio and camera.

If you want to check ZOOM works on your system before you start vEDS ECHO you can do this for free at

 vEDS ECHO  Clinical Lead, Dr. Sherene ShalhubProgram Dates Mondays at 4pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
 Session 1 November 9, 2020
 Session 2 December 14, 2020
 Session 3 January 11, 2021
 Session 4 February 8, 2021
 Session 5 March 8, 2021
 Session 6 April 12, 2021
 Session 7 May 10, 2021
 Session 8 June 14, 2021
 Session 9 July 12, 2021
 Session 10 August 9, 2021
 Session 11 September 13, 2021
 Session 12 October 11, 2021

You can catch up with the sessions you miss by watching our password protected recordings here.