We proudly present: Silvia Fernandez Barrio

Professionally, Silvia worked as a radio and TV journalist in Argentina from 1979 until 2000. At the age of 18, she was diagnosed with psoriasis. When a major psoriasis flare-up in 2004 left her unable to afford her new medication, Silvia took the initiative to found AEPSO – the first and only psoriasis patient organization in Argentina. Besides her role as President in AEPSO, Silvia is also the President and founder of IFPA’s regional member, LATINAPSO / the Latin-American Network of Psoriasis.

Lecture Topic

The role of patient organisations: An added value patient advocacy.

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