Our MC members Jenny Björk and Raymond van Rykel were from 12th to 14th November 2019 to Brussels to the EPF Congress 2019.
The European Patients’ Platform (EPF) is an umbrella organization that works with patients’ groups in public health and health advocacy across Europe.
EPF’s vision is that all patients with chronic disease in Europe have access to high-quality – patient-centered health and related care.
EPF helps to empower patients’ organizations through educational seminars, policy initiatives and projects but also coordinate best practice exchanges between patient and organizations at National and European levels.
At the 15./16. September 2019 we had an MC meeting of the EHLTF. Several questions and points will be dealt with. Nikos was invited to help with one of the points at the final part of the first day. We also decided to participate in the EUROPEAN DONOR DAY 2019 ➜ at the 12th October in London.
EHLTC 2020 will take place Vitoria Gasteiz
We look forward to the next EHLTC in Vitoria Gasteiz (Spain). Vitoria Gasteiz is the capital of the Basque Country. At the final evening in Lignano, the EHLTF flag was handed over to the representatives from Spain (Maite San Saturnino, Emilio Bautista Soto).
The 18th European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships will taken place from 08. - 12- June 2020 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain).
The 17th European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships took place from June 11-16 in Lignano Sabbiadoro. The championships were a big avowal to organ donation and life after a transplant.
As expected, the competitions could be carried out in the best weather. Directly from the sports grounds led a way to the beach of the northern Adriatic, where you could go swimming in wonderful water. The participants were in the grounds of the sports park GTur in Lignano housed in different buildings. Clean accommodations and very good food were an affair of honor for our Italian hosts. Especially the opening and closing evenings were culinary highlights.
From 09. - 11. March 2018 President Brendan Gilligan and the MC members Jenny Björk and Karsten Zeh visited the venue for the EHLTC 2018 in Italy and convinced themselves of the state of preparation for the games. After visiting various places and sports facilities it can be said that the LOC in Italy is working hard to prepare the games and that all activities are on schedule.
The 2016 Championships, were hosted by the Finnish Sports Association of Persons with Disabilities to promote transplantation success and encourage organ donation in Finland.