GERMANY – ELPA – European Liver Patients Association


Krieler Str. 100
50935 Cologne

Telefon: +49 221 / 28 299-80Telefax: +49 221 / 28 299-81

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Mr. Ingo van Thiel

Deutsche Leberhilfe e.V. (German Liver Aid) was founded in 1987. It is a national non-profit organisation with currently 1,800 members that has established itself as the trusted information point between doctors and patients. Its aim is to help patients to help themselves through providing advice to them, their families and carers. The association also works to inform the public about possible causes of liver disease, therapies and prevention. It hopes to dispel the prejudices and myth of liver disease as a ‘self-inflicted’ disease.The association is led by a volunteer board that consists of three patients and two hepatologists working remotely from cities across Germany. Furthermore, three dedicated experienced staff based at Leberhilfe office deal with day-to-day affairs. To respond to medical questions, the association is supported by a scientific advisory board that consists of specialists and scientists.

Deutsches Hepatitis C Forum e.V.

Hauptstr. 16 34474 Diemelstadt Deutschland

+49 700 43 73 6786
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Ms AstridGERBERSHAGEN+49 2772 20 83 75

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Informing and education about hepatitis C, giving advice and encouragement to hepatitis C- patients and their relative.

Publishing the first hepatitis C-Guide, written by patients (1999/2002/2004/2008.