European Association of Patients 

Organizations of Sarcoidosis

and other Granulomatous Disorders


EPOS was founded as the international umbrella under which all national patients' organizations will be represented. Founded in the Spring of 2001 by SILA (United Kingdom), DSV (Germany), SSARV (Switzerland) and SBN (Netherlands), EPOS was joind by BBS (Belgium) in autumn 2006 and by ISARC (Ireland) in spring 2008.

EPOS has clearly marked targets and ideals. These include active participation in the foundation of (new) national organizations and also to stimulate international research and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and expertise. The priority remains the provision of adequate information for patients and all others involved, in the broadest sense.

The suffering of the long-term sarcoid patient must be recognized as an unsatisfactory situation. Not only is the cause unknown but a medical cure remains undiscovered. In order to help these patients and those who aim to help them, the European Association of Patients Organizations and other Granulomatous Disorders (EPOS) was brought into being.

On the next pages, the members will present the general thoughts and issues in greater detail and, more importantly, in the 'mother ' languages.

For questions and/or suggestions, EPOS can be reached by mail regardless the language:



Uerdinger Str. 43

D - 40668 Meerbusch


Phone: +49 (0) 21 50 - 70 59 670

Fax: +49 (0) 21 50 - 70 59 671

Email: info@sarcoidosis.biz


Please support the actual research survey

on the use of and your experiences with complementary and alternative medicines and therapies among people living with a rare disease e.g. sarcoidosis.

In a lot in information calls with co-sufferers of sarcoidosis the question arise or personal experiences are mentioned concerning complementary and alternative medicines. In this largely not quality-controlled area of health care there are only very few medically proved treatments available respected to usefullness and risk assessment. In order to collect the experiences of rare disease patients in view of upcoming european harmonized medical care with e.g. herbal medicine our european ambrella for rare disorders (EURORDIS) started a european survey which we want to support.

Do you suffer on a rare disease, like e.g. sarcoidosis?
If yes, what are your personal experiences with complementary and alternative medicines and therapies?

Please follow the link to the EURORDIS questionaire, choose your language and register at Rare Barometer Voices. The registration only serves technically to ensure the questionaire is answered only once per person. The questionaire itself is performed and evaluated anonymously.

Thank you very much for your support!


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