Simona Bellagambi



Simona Bellagambi was elected to the Board of Directors of EURORDIS in 2012.

She is the aunt of a fifteen year old girl with Tuberous Sclerosis.

Simona served the Italian TSC Association from 1999 to 2009 as National Secretary and representative in the international network. She was also in charge of the designated help line service and contributed to the set-up of the Italian network of Centres of Reference for TSC. In addition, she has collaborated with UNIAMO, the Italian Federation for Rare Diseases, for which she became the representative in EURORDIS’ Council of National Alliances in 2005. She has also, been the promoter and coordinator in Italy of international awareness events, such as Rare Disease Day and Decide sessions within the POLKA: Patients’ Consensus on Preferred Policy Scenario for Rare Diseases project, as well as workshops on Centres of Expertise for the Rapsody project. In addition, Simona has spoken on RD issues in several national and international conferences.

Simona is a EURORDIS EUROPLAN  advisor. She is a member of the Council of National Alliances.

The voice of rare disease patients in EuropeEURORDIS The international voice of people living with rare diseasesRare Disease International Bringing together patients, families and experts to share experiences in a moderated multi-language forum. RareConnect The Rare Barometer Programme is a EURORDIS initiative that carries out surveys to transform rare disease patients' experiences into figures and facts that can be shared with decision-makers.Rare Barometer An international awareness raising campaign taking place on the last day of February each year, Rare Disease Day is a EURORDIS initiativeRare Disease Day Join the largest gathering of rare disease stakeholders across Europe, at the biennial European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products. ECRD is a EURORDIS initiativeEuropean Conference on Rare Diseases