Joint Scientific Committee

Haemochromatosis International is guided by a scientific advisory committee made up of eminent researchers and clinicians from around the world. 

There is a long track record of good interaction and collaboration between the scientific community and haemochromatosis patients’ associations, reflected not only in the regular participation of experts in their annual meetings and conferences, and in the participation of patients at the BioIron and European Iron Club Meetings, but also in the execution and promotion of patient oriented projects such as the publication and translation of the Therapeutic Guidelines, and the ongoing HARI project, on the study of hemochromatosis arthropathy.

There are also good interactions in science oriented projects where patients have been invited to participate, such as in the publication of the EASL clinical practice guidelines for HFE hemochromatosis, J Hepatol, 2010; 53:3-22,  and the EMQN best practice guidelines for the molecular diagnosis of HH, Eur J Hum Genet, 2016;24:479-95), as well as the ongoing project on the Hemochromatosis nomenclature initiated within International BioIron Society activities.  

The Chair of the Joint Scientific Committee is Professor Graça Porto. Current members are listed below.

SurnameNameCountryMain expertise
AdamsPaul CanadaHepatology
ButzeckBarbaraGermanyPatients’ representative (HARI project)
DegraaffBarbaraAustraliaHealth Economics
DelatyckiMartin AustraliaClinical Genetics
DistanteSoniaNorwayHepatology
EvansRobUKBiochemistry Research
FinzelStephanie GermanyRheumatology
GirelliDomenicoItalyInternal medicine/Hematology
GuggenbuhlPascal FranceRheumatology
JiaJidong ChinaHepatology
KowdleyKrisUSHepatology
LorealOlivierFranceBiology Research
McLarenGordonUSHematology
OlynykJohnAustraliaHepatology
PietrangeloAntonelloItalyInternal medicine/Hepatology
PortoGraçaPortugalHematology
PrinceDianneAustraliaPatients’ representative (President HI)
RyanJohnIrelandHepatology
SanchezMaykaSpainMolecular medicine
SantosPauloBrazilClinical & molecular pathology
SubramaniamNathan AustraliaMolecular medicine
SwinkelsDorineNetherlandsClinical & molecular pathology
ToskaKetilNorwayPatients’ representative (President EFAPH)
ZollerHeinz AustriaHepatology