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Third Åland islands conference on von Willebrand disease, 26-28 September 2012: meeting report. Haemophilia 2013 Mar;19 Suppl 3:1-18



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The first meeting of international specialists in the field of von Willebrand disease (VWD) was held in the Åland islands in 1998 where Erik von Willebrand had first observed a bleeding disorder in some members of a family from Föglö and a summary of the meeting was published in 1999. The second meeting was held in 2010 and a report of the meeting was published in 2012. Topics covered included progress in understanding of VWD over the last 50 years; multimers; classification of VWD; pharmacokinetics and laboratory assays; genetics; treating the paediatric patient; prophylaxis; geriatrics; gene therapy and treatment guidelines. This third meeting held over 3 days covered the structure and function of von Willebrand factor (VWF); type 1 VWD, the most common form of the disease; a lifespan of pharmacokinetics in VWD; detecting inhibitors in VWD patients; and special challenges in understanding and treating the female VWD patient.

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Berntorp E, Fuchs B, Makris M, Montgomery R, Flood V, O'Donnell JS, Federici AB, Lillicrap D, James P, Budde U, Morfini M, Petrini P, Austin S, Kannicht C, Jiménez-Yuste V, Lee C


Veronica H. Flood MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Robert R. Montgomery MD Adjunct Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Factor VIII
von Willebrand Diseases
von Willebrand Factor