is an initiative started in 2019 to help medical professionals learn more about Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and related disorders, such as Mast Cell Activation, Dystonia, Autism, Dysautonomia, Gastroparesis, and others.


The phrase "Know EDS" was chosen because it is relevant, "punny," and an easy way to remember where to go to learn more. Check back as this page will be updated.

Why diagnose?Click the image to read an article from Dr. Alan Hakim about the importance of diagnosis.

Earn FREE CME CREDITS at this link. These courses are open to anyone.

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Click on the topic below to learn more:

Child Development

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Our KnowEDS education initiative is in honor of Lisa's love for education, puns, and hot pink. Lisa was only 30 when she passed away in February of 2019 due to health conditions associated with EDS. Read Lisa's story here.

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Strengthening Connections, EDS Wisconsin, EDS Louisiana, EDS Ohio, and EDS Illinois are dedicated to increasing support and resources for medical professionals and patients. Our vision is a better place where EDS and related disorders are better understood, treated, and supported. Together we are stronger!

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