4th International Alpha-1 Patient Congress

and International Research Conference on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin

Barcelona, April 11-13 2013

Joint Session:
Patients and Scientists
Friday afternoon 12 April

Hilton Diagonal Mar Hotel
Passeig del Taulat, 262
08019 Barcelona, Spain

Contact details:

Hilton Barcelona

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency by Carl-Bertil Laurell and Sten Eriksson in 1963, Alpha-1 communities from around the world will take part in two major events in Barcelona, Spain.

4th International Patient Congress

APRIL 12-13, 2013

International Research Conference

APRIL 11-12, 2013


Delegate Registration

Who is a Delegate?
National patient associations will name two patient delegates per country as guests of the meeting organizers.


Representatives from the entire community – Alpha-1 organizations from many countries, Alphas and their families, healthcare professionals and industry – will meet in a joint session with leading Alpha-1 researchers on Friday afternoon, 12 April.


Create global awareness of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.

Bring together representatives of Alpha-1 organizations from around the world to discuss the impact and the status of Alpha-1 in each country and to identify unmet needs.

Offer Alpha-1 researchers an opportunity to present their latest findings on Alpha-1 liver disease.

To allow patients and researchers to meet.

Encourage the creation of an International Working Group to continue joint action moving forward.