The fifth Åland Island meeting on von Willebrand disease (VWD) was held on the Åland Islands, Finland, from 22 to 24 September 2016—90 years after the first case of VWD was diagnosed in a patient from the Åland Islands in 1926. This meeting brought together experts in the field of VWD to share knowledge and expertise on current trends and challenges in VWD. Topics included the storage and release of von Willebrand factor (VWF), epidemiology and diagnostics in VWD, treatment of VWD, angiogenesis and VWF inhibitors.

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Keywords angiodysplasia, angiogenesis, genetics, surgery, von Willebrand disease, von Willebrand factor
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Journal Haemophilia
Berntorp, E, Ågren, A. (A.), Aledort, L. (L.), Blombäck, M. (M.), Cnossen, M.H. (M. H.), Croteau, S.E. (S. E.), … Windyga, J. (2018). Fifth Åland Island conference on von Willebrand disease. In Haemophilia (Vol. 24, pp. 5–19). doi:10.1111/hae.13475