On Saturday, November 14, 2015, we will hold our annual members meeting in Netherlands. For our foreign guests we will start on Friday evening the 13th around 20:00 (8:00 p.m.) with a snack and a drink to get acquainted. In 2011, we started with parallel sessions with various topics, and this turned out to be a big success. We are going to apply this concept again this year. Several parallel sessions are so popular that they will be held in the morning and repeated in the afternoon so that as many people as possible to attend these sessions.

In addition, there is also the possibility to get free medical diagnosis, again in a separate room so the privacy is guaranteed, by several of our medical advisors. It may be advisable to use the advisors each year in order to be able to follow the patient well.

This year we have something new! We have arranged two professional masseuses to give massages. These are massages adjusted to the personal needs of the patient.  During a short interview the need is sorted out and what the medical issues are. Both ladies also massage people with issues like cancer. 
More massage information

We will record particular sessions on video and place them on our website in the area that is accessible to members. This will let all members view the sessions.

Especially for our members who come from abroad, we can arrange a low hotel price (including breakfast) so that they can attend our meeting at the lowest possible cost. On Saturday night we organize a typical Dutch dinner for our foreign guests and volunteers.

For the children, there is another separate room available with all kinds of entertainment.

Location
Hotel Leusden (van der Valk)
Philipsstraat 18
3833 LC Leusden
Link to website Hotel

We have last minute prices. A double room including breakfast costs € 84 per night. A triple person room including breakfast costs € 99 per night. A single room including breakfast costs € 71 per night. These rated do not include a tourist tax.

Please note: all sessions are as much as possible in both Dutch and English. We might also support people in French this year.

Provisional agenda Saturday, November 14

Time Speaker (s)  Topic
09:30-10:00  -  Reception and registration
10:00-10:30  Lex van der Heijden  Association Affairs
10:30-11:30  Prof. Dr. Arnold Orange  Laser treatment
11:30-12:30  Prof. dr. Suzanne Pasmans (parallel 1) 
 (Classification) vascular malformations
11:30-12:30  Dr. Peter de Laat (parallel 2)  Systemic treatment of vascular tumors
11:30-12:30  Sytze van Odijk (parallel 3)
 23 years WEVAR (WEVAR info)
12:30-14:00  -  Lunch and mutually meet
 Demo website Youth Education Rare Diseases
14:00-15:00  Dr. Wouter van der Schaar (parallel 4)
 Interactive session on psychological side
14:00-15:00  Dr. Cor Oosterwijk - VSOP (parallel 5)
 Expertise centers
14:00-15:00  John Wubbe MSc - EPPOSI (parallel 6)  The burden of disease
15:00-15:30  Lex van der Heijden  Questions session
13:00-16:30  Prof. dr. Suzanne Pasmans
 Prof. Dr. Arnold Orange
 Medical diagnosis
13:00-16:30  Astrid van der Does & Josje Rink  Massage
15:30-17:00  -  Snack and drink
18:30-20:00  -  Dinner with foreign guests, volunteers and Board

Please note that only physicians, members and guests have access to this meeting.

This year we also have a "smartphone" free application available with the details of our conference. Enter the address http://my.yapp.us/CJKC69 into an Internet browser on your smartphone and follow the instructions. You will receive updates automatically.