The Gaucher Expert Summit is an international meeting which brings together, from around the world, healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and management of patients with Gaucher disease with the focus of “Driving Excellence in Patient Care”.
This educational event provides an opportunity to meet with other Gaucher physicians and to exchange views on best practice approaches to the management of patients with Gaucher disease.
Gaucher disease is a rare inherited disease caused by the deficiency, absence or incomplete functioning of an enzyme called glucocerebrosidase. Over time, this can result in the accumulation of a waste substance called glucocerebroside in cells, causing progressive damage to tissues and major organs including the spleen, liver and bones.
The Gaucher Expert Summit is an educational meeting dedicated to Gaucher disease. This international meeting brings together healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and management of patients with this rare condition.
With world-class faculty and through plenary lectures, lively panel debates and interactive workshops, delegates have the opportunity to engage, discuss and learn.
At this Gaucher Expert Summit, ‘Gaucher disease – Driving excellence in patient care’, an exciting and informative programme has been created to examine the key steps involved in delivering effective care for patients with Gaucher disease.
The international multidisciplinary faculty discussed a range of topics that include:
- Strategies for earlier diagnosis
- Quality of life assessment
- Optimising therapeutic management over the long term
Chairs of this meeting were Professor Ari Zimran and Professor Hans Aerts.
This year the event was held from 17 to 18 of April in Amsterdam. Vesna Aleksovska was attending the event invited as a Board Member of the European Gaucher Alliance.