2020 Vasculitis Ireland Awareness Conference

This year due to COVID-19 restrictions we have decided to have our Annual Conference Online via a zoom call presentation.
We will be holding the Conference over 2 days:  
Friday October 9th 2020: 6.30 to 8.30pm 
& Saturday October 10th 2020: 11am to 3pm.

Register For The Event Here



What is Vasculitis?

Vasculitis is a family of rare diseases that can affect people of all ages.

Vasculitis means inflammation of the blood vessels, arteries, veins or capillaries. When such inflammation occurs, it causes changes in the walls of blood vessels, such as weakening and narrowing that can progress to the point of blood vessel blockage.

A result of Vasculitis is that the tissues and organs supplied by affected blood vessels do not get enough blood. This can cause organ and tissue damage.

The purpose of Vasculitis Ireland Awareness is to offer support and information to patients and family members where needed.

Rare Disease Registry Newsletter Sept 2020

View the rare disease registry newsletter by clicking here.

Take Part in This Survey by EULAR and ARC

We are looking for people who have AAV Vasculitis (GPA and MPA) EULAR and ARC conducting research. We have been contacted by David Jayne looking for people on the island of Ireland to participate.

Click here to take part in the study.

TCD Study


VIA has been asked by Trinity Colleges Dublin School of Pharmacy to communicate with our members to take part in this research study.

You can learn more about the study by clicking here.

Charity Number  NIC105731RCN20204769   

HMRC Number XT34911 

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Vasculitis International

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    Vasculitis Ireland Awareness is a non-profit organisation…

      We rely solely on volunteers and charitable donations in order for our organisation to operate, help us to help others!

VIA is a support group set up for patients of all the Vasculitis diseases, their carers and interested Healthcare Professionals in Ireland.

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In most cases, the cause of Vasculitis is unknown. A combination of factors can cause the inflammatory process to be set in motion. Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease and for reasons that are not yet understood, these diseases occur when the body mistakenly...Learn More

We hold regular meetings in Belfast and Dublin, for like minded people to come together and discuss their conditions, treatments and offer support, in a relaxed environment. Patients and all family welcome. Contact us for more information, times and locations...Learn More


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