Scientific committee

EFAPH is also active in the fields of research and scientific surveillance through its Scientific Committee. It is composed of distinguished figures involved in the iron metabolism, originating from 7 countries. Matters related to deontology and blood donation are referred to the Scientific Committee in charge of validating communication material and representing the Federation in scientific committees.


Pr. Graça PORTO, IBMC Porto, Portugal  (Chair)

Pr. Pierre BRISSOT, Pontchaillou University Hospital Rennes, France

Pr. Sonia DISTANTE, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Pr. Robert EVANS, Brunel University, London, UK

Pr. Domenico GIRELLI, Verona University, Italy

Pr. Pascal GUGGENBUHL, Pontchaillou University Hospital Rennes, France

Dr. Olivier LOREAL, Inserm U1991 CHRU Pontchaillou, Rennes, France

Dr. John RYAN, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Mayka SANCHEZ, IMPPC Barcelona, Spain

Pr. Heinz ZOLLER, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria


1. Update and filter information about research results, and provide HH-Patients with valuable and understandable information

2. Inform and educate medical doctors on this subject

3. Improve the situation of HH-Patients (by considering their specific problems)

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