VWD Pre-Con

The von Willebrand disease (VWD) pre-conference brings together the VWD community to connect in a lively, engaging and supportive educational environment. This year, we will focus on the elements of reconnecting, rebuilding and refocusing as a community. We will explore the many ways that we as a community can help raise awareness of VWD and help those who are unaware of their status. We’ll also discuss new medical updates and NHF’s course of action with VWD. Sponsored by CSL Behring.

Basics: VWD

This session will review the signs and symptoms of von Willebrand disease, discuss genetics and inheritance patterns, and define and compare the three types of VWD. The presentation will also cover laboratory diagnosis and its challenges, and the therapeutic options available for people with VWD. In addition, you will learn important skills to advocate for yourself and loved ones.

Small Study Looks at Use of Epidural Analgesia During Labor in VWD Type 1

Small Study Looks at Use of Epidural Analgesia During Labor in VWD Type 1

A research abstract presented at the recent Thrombosis & Haemostasis Summit of North America 2020 Virtual Conference suggested that epidural analgesia may be a safe option for pregnant women with von Willebrand disease (VWD) type 1, provided clotting factors are maintained at certain levels.