SPAIN – ELPA – European Liver Patients Association



Catalan Association of Hepatitis Patients (ASSCAT)
Associació Catalana de Malalts d’Hepatitis (ASSCAT)

President: Mr Juan José Montes

Contact person (English speaker): Mr. Jaume Vidal
[email protected]

Our adress is:

Associació Catalana de Malalts d’Hepatitis “ASSCAT” Pere Vergés,1. pis 8. despatx 11 “Hotel d’Entitats la Pau” 08020 Barcelona Phone: (0034)933145209-615052266  Fax: 932780294

Internet: a/e: [email protected])

The ASSCAT was founded in 2000;its headquarters are located in Barcelona (Catalonia), but we attend patients in Spain over phone or via email. .ASSCAT it is a non profit organization and everybody who works in it is  a volunteer.

The main goals of ASSCAT are:

  • Attend, inform and help the patients and their close family (in person, self-help  groups, telephone 24 hours, e-mail, forum, Website)
  • Give visibility to viral hepatitis, which are until now silent and silenced diseases 
  • Get that the screening and early diagnosis will be a reality
  • Prevent new infections and combat stigma and discrimination
  • Achieve that the Department of Health distributes information at health centres

Our main activities are:

Production and distribution of information material (Digital and printed magazine, brochures, ), lectures and update for different groups such as pharmacists, social workers, nurses, etc., give information and do screening on the street, Information Days at major hospitals in collaboration with the hepatologists ,  try to dialogue with health policy makers,etc. 

The main service the association offers its members, and also for all patients and their close relatives, who contact with us, is listen, support them with reliable information and try to find suitable alternatives to solve their problems and needs.


Federación Nacional de Enfermos y Trasplantados Hepáticos
National Federation of Liver Patients and Transplanted

Santiago de Compostela 38 – 7º B / 28034-MadridTelephone Numbers: + 34 91-7396872 / 667-496358

E-Mail: [email protected]

Facebook: Fneth
Twitter: @fneth_orgContact persons:– Mr. Ricardo Díaz Parra (International Manager) 956-110469 / 645-221826 – Mr. Alvaro Díaz Lagarda (Assistant) 956-110469 / 657-541837

Our goals

National Program for awareness and detection of  infected with hepatitis virus. Application of the last new treatments with DAA to all patients who need it.

Our achievements

As result of our lobby work, all of our regionals health authorities authorized the application of triple therapy treatments (Telaprevir/Boceprevir ). We have created this year GAEHC (18 support groups for patients with hepatitis C ). In our federation we are 18 associations with 5400 members.