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 at 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

Clinical lead, Dr. Sherene Shalhub2pm Pacific Standard Time
Session 1September 2, 2020
Session 2October 7, 2020
Session 3November 4, 2020
Session 4December 9, 2020

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