10 December 2018
Back in June 2004, 13 patient groups from 10 European and Mediterranean Basin countries met to create the association that will represent all liver patients across Europe – European Liver Patients’ Association. Since its formal launch in Paris on April 14th 2005 ELPA has been growing continuously and is today counting 37 members from 35 countries. These national chapters share ELPA values and work towards securing that all liver patients are diagnosed in time, are treated with respect, and have equal access to the best standard of medical care - regardless of origin, lifestyle, and type of liver disease. Every four years, ELPA members among themselves choose patients, professionals and/or experts to represent them in ELPA Governing Board and to advocate for the better of liver patients at the international level. Since 2005 they had the opportunity to do it five times, most recently on 25 November 2018 when ELPA elections for the new president and board members were held. At an extraordinary general meeting, organized back to back with our annual Stakeholders’ and Advisory Board meeting, they have elected Marko Korenjak to succeed Tatjana Reic after her 8 years on this position.