End of September 2017 the 3rd national vasculitis conference took place in Athens, Greece. For the first time, there was a conference session especially for vasculitis patients. Professor Dimitrios Vassilopoulos invited us to come over and share with them our experience in setting up and managing a vasculitis patient organisation, like we did in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.
Right after the conference we got together with Athanasia Pappa, president of the Hellenic League Against Rheumatism (ELEANA) and her vice-president Katerina Tsekoura. Both ladies ensured us that ELEANA is keen to act as the host for patients suffering from vasculitis and that ELEANA is making a real effort to strengthen and expand this patient advocacy group.
And of course they decided to join Vasculitis Europe.
welcome Athanasia and Katerina,
welcome Greece !