Vlasta Zmazek

Vlasta Zmazek

Croatian Alliance for Rare Diseases

e-mail: vlasta@debra-croatia.com


Vlasta was elected to the EURORDIS Board of Directors in 2012 and again in 2016.

She is the mother of two sons, the youngest of whom lived with epidermolysis bullosa.

She has been president of DEBRA Croatia since 1996 and provides support for DEBRA Slovenia, Bosnia and Serbia. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of DEBRA International. In 2010, she was a founding member and was elected President of the Croatian Alliance for Rare Diseases. Since then Vlasta has been involved in the organisation of Rare Disease Day in Croatia, of National Conferences and the preparation of the Croatian National Plan for Rare Diseases in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. Vlasta has also provided support in the creation of the National Alliances in Slovenia, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Vlasta is a EURORDIS EUROPLAN advisor and was a member of the Programme Committee for the EURORDIS Membership Meeting 2013 in Dubrovnik. Vlasta represents the Croatian Society for Rare Diseases in the EURORDIS Council of National Alliances.


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