Dear Colleagues,
Dear Friends,

Yes, finally after many postponements due to the Covid epidemic, we have the pleasure to announce you that the 3rd edition of the Disease Education Forum (DEF) will be held live as usual in Hôpital FOCH in Suresnes, close to Paris, on October 17-18, 2022.

After successful sessions dedicated to « Spinal cord AVMs » and to « Cerebral Veins », the next topic that will be dealt with is « Vessel Wall-Angiogenesis-Related disorders » 

We are very happy that all dedicated international lecturers who have agreed to join us when we have proposed them two years ago to participate have all ongoingly confirmed their presence. We thank them all for their patience and dedication to the DEF, proof of the interest of such specific seminars dealing in depth with one topic in order to embrace all its aspects and improve our knowledge.

It is now your turn again to manifest your attention and faithfulness to the DEF: have a look at the program, check the website, come to Paris and join us for again more thrilling talks and discussions ! The registrations are open, the number of participants is intentionally limited: no reason to wait!

We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you in Hôpital Foch next fall!

All best regards to all of you,”





Georges RODESCH , Suresnes
Serge BRACARD, Nancy
Michael SÖDERMAN, Stockholm

After an unintentional break in 2020 due to the Covid epidemic, we have the great pleasure to announce that we will again organize in October 17-18, 2022, in Hôpital FOCH, in Suresnes, very close to Paris, the next DEF (Disease Education Forum) seminar.

After the successes of the two first seminars dedicated respectively to “Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations” and to “Cerebral Veins”, and that gathered more than 120 participants coming from all over the world, we will deal this time with “Vessel Wall-Angiogenesis- Related Pathologies”.

The format of the seminar, appreciated and praised by both lecturers and participants, will remain the same: we will focus during two full consecutive days on one topic that will be analyzed in detail, from basic neurosciences to therapeutic applications.

The aim is to increase and enrich our knowledge about a component of the vascular tree that is often less well understood or sometimes even neglected. The vessel wall represents indeed a specific entity that ongoingly and dynamically interacts with its environment and will thus be a key to many pathophysiological phenomena creating specific symptoms or diseases (among which aneurysms are the most known)… Biological or genetical defects of the arterial wall lead to severe conditions as for example in Ehlers Danlos syndrome that requires specific therapeutic considerations. Furthermore, angiogenesis is an active phenomenon that modifies vascular lesions over time, which cannot be forgotten when one studies these lesions in both adult and pediatric populations. It may even be responsible for particular malformations as cerebral proliferative angiopathy.

A specific DEF studying various aspects of the vessel wall and angiogenesis, from vasculogenesis to embryology and anatomy, from physiology to illnesses, malformations, symptoms and treatments will help us to better understand diseases we face daily in our practice, and will improve our patient management.

Many international speakers will join us for this third DEF, to share their experience and to participate in intense debates and fruitful discussions. You know already some of them and appreciated the quality of their presentations. They all accepted enthusiastically to come back to Foch for this third thrilling adventure. We are happy to welcome also new members of the faculty, all specialists in their respective fields, and we thank them for having agreed to participate to this new seminar.

We will be pleased to welcome all of you for these two working days in October 2022, organized in the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology of Hôpital FOCH, labelled by the French Ministry of Health as “Constitutive Reference Center for Rare Diseases”, for central nervous system vascular malformations, in collaboration with the departments of Neuroradiology of Nancy and Karolinska University Hospital.

We hope that you will appreciate the programme that we have created and we are looking forward to see you for a productive and stimulating DEF, and also to enjoy the vibrant fall in Paris.

With all our best regards and welcome



H. Benamer, France
A. Berenstein, USA
P. Berlit, Germany
L. Boon, Belgium
S. Bracard, France
M. Catala, France
S. Dupuis Girod, France
G. Finet, France

J. Frosen, Finland
S. Hetts, USA
X. Jeunemaître, France
M. Komiyama, Japan
M. Marks, USA
T. Naidich, USA
D. Orbach, USA

G. Rodesch, France
M. Soderman, Sweden
W.E. Sonntag, USA
M. Tanaka, Japan
A. Valavanis, Switzerland
R. VandenBerg, Netherlands
M. Vikkula, Belgium
B. Wasserman, USA


We are at your disposal to help you build a partnership that will best fit your needs.

Please contact : Jessica ISSÉ
Business Development Manager

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Are you interested ?

For more information, you can contact the course secretary Mr Simon Jarjoura :