European Sarcoidosis

Association

EPOS

 

The objectives of the association are:

The promotion of self-help to people suffering from sarcoidosis or other granulomatous disorders.

The information to the public about the disease and related problems.

The support of scientific research on sarcoidosis and other granulomatous disorders.

The development of support structures for patients in Europe suffering from sarcoidosis or other granulomatous disorders.

To increase public awareness of sarcoidosis and of other granulomatous disorders as multi-system diseases.

To provide relief and support to national organizations and self-help groups throughout Europe which give support to patients suffering from sarcoidosis or other granulomatous disorders also in different languages.

To support the efforts in prevention, rehabilitation and social integration as well as the development of specific coping strategies and equal opportunities for disabled people on the principle of non-discrimination.

promote knowledge concerning sarcoidosis and other granulomatous disorders.

To stimulate and promote medical research on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of sarcoidosis and other granulomatous disorders.

To promote and support the diminution of undiscovered and misdiagnosed cases of sarcoidosis and other granulomatous disorders.

To expedite diagnosis.

To stimulate international exchange of information.

To promote and support the development of equal opportunities for diagnosis, therapy and care as well as for quality of life throughout Europe.

To co-ordinate European co-operation concerning sarcoidosis and other granulomatous disorders.

To co-operate with other organizations, public health institutions, scientific research and endeavor.

To support all means to improve the situation of people suffering from sarcoidosis or other granulomatous disorders.

To support the development of organizational structures of patients' associations in those countries of Europe, or associate countries of the European Community where such an association does not exist.

The association can claim rights on behalf of its members and life members under an obligation.

Please visit also the webpage of Sarcoidosis and Interstitial Lung Association (S.I.L.A.) (www.sila.org.uk) and Irish Sarcoidosis Support Network (ISARC) (www.isarc.ie).

 

 

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