Country
Spain
Member since
2005
Contact name
Dra. Teresa Casanovas Taltavull
Twitter
https://twitter.com/asscatinforma

The ASSCAT was founded in 2000;its headquarters are located in Barcelona (Catalonia), but we attend patients in Spain over phone or via email. .ASSCAT it is a non profit organization and everybody who works in it is  a volunteer. 

The main goals of ASSCAT are:

  • Attend, inform and help the patients and their close family (in person, self-help  groups, telephone 24 hours, e-mail, forum, Website)
  • Give visibility to viral hepatitis, which are until now silent and silenced diseases 
  • Get that the screening and early diagnosis will be a reality
  • Prevent new infections and combat stigma and discrimination
  • Achieve that the Department of Health distributes information at health centres

Our main activities are:

Production and distribution of information material (Digital and printed magazine, brochures, ), lectures and update for different groups such as pharmacists, social workers, nurses, etc., give information and do screening on the street, Information Days at major hospitals in collaboration with the hepatologists ,  try to dialogue with health policy makers,etc.
 
The main service the association offers its members, and also for all patients and their close relatives, who contact with us, is listen, support them with reliable information and try to find suitable alternatives to solve their problems and needs.

Tweets

Descubierto un nuevo mecanismo para atenuar los efectos de la enfermedad de hígado graso 👉 https://t.co/ZiCGjkYbeuhttps://t.co/gvUPD4oNxQ
Hasta el 98% de los pacientes con el virus de la #hepatitisC se han curado gracias al uso de medicamentos… https://t.co/uVjxThl9jj
Según un estudio reciente publicado en @TheLancet, las muertes anuales por #cirrosis hepática en #EEUU aumentaron e… https://t.co/O68402XB3i
Los #hepatólogos españoles piden guías para la colangitis biliar primaria (#CPB), enfermedad que afecta a unas 9.40… https://t.co/Xg276Pkosr