18 May

KdVS Foundation hosts a webinar with Dan Morreale

On May 13th, Koolen-de Vries Syndrome Foundation hosted a webinar with Special Education teacher and Kool Dad Dan Morreale. Dan discussed Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and planning for a successful school year. Viewers of the webinar submitted many outstanding questions and Mr. Morreale was able to answer as many as time permitted. Missed the webinar? […]

2 May

KdVS Foundation hosts webinar with Dr. Koolen

On April 30th, the Koolen-de Vries Syndrome Foundation hosted a webinar with Dr. David Koolen. There was an amazing turnout of viewers both on the Zoom call and following the live stream on our Facebook page. Dr. Koolen shared information about the syndrome and answered many questions submitted by KdVS families. Missed the webinar? Catch […]

15 Feb

KdVS Foundation hosts webinar with Dr. Myers

On February 10, 2021, Koolen-de Vries Syndrome Foundation hosted a webinar with Dr. Ken Myers, pediatric epileptologist, discuss epilepsy and KdVS. He shared an excellent presentation and answered many questions submitted by KdVS families.

2 Dec

KdVS Foundation hosts webinar with Dr. Kasri

On Thursday, October 29, we hosted a conversation with Dr. Nael Nadif Kasri to discuss the latest research on stem cells and drug therapy. Over 100 people attended the webinar live through Zoom or on Facebook Live. We are very fortunate to have involved and personable researchers that care about KdVS research and our community. […]

17 Nov

Concert Raises Awareness

This year, the KdVS Foundation welcomed the Speirs family into its global KdVS community. Andy and Virginia Speirs studied harp and cello performance at the University of Utah. Excited about the upcoming 2019 Patient Advocacy Summit in Park City, Utah, they organized and performed a harp/cello music concert to help raise funding and awareness for […]

4 Nov

Dr. de Vries runs marathon

The Koolen-de Vries Syndrome Foundation and The Kool Kid Alliance are thrilled to have had the support Dr. Bert de Vries as he ran the New York City Marathon on November 4, 2018 to raise awareness for Koolen-de Vries Syndrome! Dr. de Vries approached both organizations about finding a way to use his race to […]

15 Jul

Families Gather in Omaha, Nebraska

July 2018 saw 32 KdVS families gather in Ohama, Nebraska, USA. Hosted by Nicholle and Tony Reisdorff from Papillion, parents to Seth, along with Leslie and Neal Deremer from Nebraska City, parents to Ethan, and Kelly and Steve Walsh from Des Moines, Iowa, parents to Beckett. Local artists greeted families during the kick-off event at […]

26 Mar

2018 – Australian KdVS Family Gathering

Australian KdVS Family Gathering Where: Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast – Queensland, Australia. Click here to view resort website. When: October 11th – 14th 2018 All enquiries to Andrea Smith Phone: +61 407 675 630 Email: ansmith@komatsu.com.au Mail: PO Box 1016 Camden NSW Australia 2570

13 Jul

2017 – Patient Advocacy Summit – Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee July 13 – 15, 2017 The planning for the 2017 Koolen-de Vries Syndrome Patient Advocacy Summit is underway. The event will take place on July 13-15, 2017 in Memphis, TN. The event’s goal is for patients, caregivers and advocates to walk away equipped with information, ideas and goals to help form an action […]

30 Sep

2016 – Sept 30-October 2 – KdVS/Unique Study Weekend

Friday, September 30: Hotel check-in, informal evening with families, doctors and professionals. Evening meal provided through funding. Saturday, October 1: Breakfast (included with room). Morning – Q&A with Dr. Koolen and his colleague. Lunch – Provided through funding. Afternoon – Workshops (More details to follow). Sunday, October 2: Breakfast – Included with room. Checkout. Picnic […]