workgroups, training and information for Patient Representatives (ePAGS

On 18th March

« Good Practice : How to measure results, What is Quality of Life, How to build up a survey, …»

On 9th June 

ePAGS Steering Committee meeting

The first half of the year was quite busy with Eurordis

On 12th May : Annual Members meeting

on 10th June : Annual General Meeting

Setting up RDI (Rare Diseases International), editing surveys on a regular basis (Rare Barometer), helping patient representatives in the European Reference Networks (ePags), European Conference on Rare Diseases (ECRD), advocating at the European (EC) and international (UN, WHO) levels, etc…

The actions led by Eurordis have changed, change and will continue to change the quality of life and care for people living with a rare disease in Europe and worldwide.

There is no lack of work.

Cutis Laxa Videos ……… N°8 ……. last one

Here is the 8th …..and last…..of our videos

“Advice and support : “we are here !”” …  this is my conclusion

and also how we, parents, can help our “different” children.

I hope you enjoyed those videos.

you can find the 8 videos on the playlist :

 

and don’t forget you can have subtittles in your own language

Cutis Laxa Videos …… N°7

Treatments and surgeries are the topics of our 7th video about Cutis Laxa

 

 

And don’t forget you can get subtittles in your own language.

Patients’ inequalities of treatment

Patients’ inequalities of treatment

(Opinion piece published in « Le Monde » (French newspaper) on 15th May 2021).

Even if this piece concerned Bourneville Tuberous Sclerosis, another rare skin disorder, Cutis Laxa shares most of its arguments :

* The Diagnosis odyssey

 

* Various Symptoms that do not make the disease « visible » to the Authorities

 

* Only one support organisation, the only recourse to advocate for patients’ rights, and the only source of funding of projects led by the organisation.

 

Little/no support for research

 

* Depending on where they live, some patients do not have access to expertise for their disease.

 

Refusal to cover travelling costs to hospitals

 

It is necessary to break those inequalities in funding and favour patients instead of economics.

Cutis Laxa Videos …. N°6

Let’s watch the 6th episode of our videos about Cutis Laxa.

Today :  the difficulties with the administration (in France but maybe same issues in other countries) and how CL patients must sometimes struggle to get their rights respected.

 and don’t forget you can get subtittles in your own language:

 

Cutis Laxa Videos …… N°5

Today’s topic is our organisation “Cutis Laxa Internationale” celebrating its 20th anniversary on 11th November 2021

 

and how many CL patients are there worldwide as of today (April 2021)

Remember you can get subtittles in your own language

Cutis Laxa Videos …… N°4

Today I talk about the impact of the disorder in adulthood: love life, finding a job, etc.

 

and you can get subtittles in your own language :

Cutis Laxa Videos …….. N°3

Here is the third episode of our videos.

A painful and emotional memory…… receiving the diagnosis…….

and here is how you can get subtittles in your own language

Cutis Laxa Videos….. N°2

Here is the 2nd episode of the Cutis Laxa videos.

Marie-Claude Boiteux talks about “difference and psychological impact”

 

and here is how you can get subtittles in your own language

see you next week for episode N°3