Central Virginia Eosinophilic Support Group, a network of patients and families, along with medical
professionals, caregivers, and local leaders for the 2014 EOS (Eosinophil) Connection Summary Site Virginia will be at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Brook Road Campus, Saturday, November 8 at 9 AM for a regional conference about Eosinophilic disorders.
Eosinophilic disorders include: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis (EGE), Eosinophilic Gastritis (EG), Eosinophilic Colitis (EC), Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES) and Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES).
These chronic illnesses cause inflammation of and damage to the vital organs, such as the heart, lungs, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract. Recent statistics show that 1 in every 2,000 nationwide are stricken with eosinophilic esophagitis and 1 in every 3,500 are affected by eosinophilic colitis and eosinophilic gastroenteritis and face challenges of lower quality of life with chronic illnesses. There is no cure.
EOS Connection Summary Site Virginia
November 8, 2014, 9a.m. – 4p.m.
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU – Brook Road Campus
2924 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23220
Along with APFED, the Central Virginia Eosinophilic Support Group strives to educate, create awareness,
promote advocacy, and fund research. The efforts are part of nationwide initiative to educate about the challenges for those with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.