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Concurrent 2 – Von Willebrand disease

1045-1215 | Friday 8 October, 2021

How much do you know about Von Willebrand disease? The most common inherited bleeding disorder worldwide, over 2,300 Australians are diagnosed with VWD, and likely more still are undiagnosed. We dedicated an entire session to VWD at the 20th Australian Conference on Haemophilia, VWD and Rare Bleeding Disorders, held virtually on 8-9 October 2021.

Susie Couper, Dr Simon McRae, Dr Nathan Connell and a number of our community members discuss VWD and share their expertise and personal experience in this fascinating and informative session. Watch the presentations below.

VWD personal experience

Presented by one of our community members


VWD genetics, diagnosis and classification

Presented by Dr Simon McRae
Clinical and laboratory Consultant Haematologist, Launceston General Hospital, TAS


VWD personal experience

Presented by one of our community members


VWD treatment and future directions

Presented by Dr Nathan Connell
Associate physician, Hematology Division Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Clinical Chief of Hematology at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital


Looking for more information?

Visit the below resources to learn more about von Willebrand disease.

Important Note: This information was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information. This information may be printed or photocopied for educational purposes.

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