This newly created association was founded in December 2013, when European scholars and clinicians met in Brussels for what was called the pre-launch meeting of the EPATH. The widespread need for an exchange of knowledge and scholarship in transgender health at the European level was obvious in many disciplines.
EPATH stands for:
European: as the continent with 50 countries (not only EU)
Professional: exchange of knowledge, research, good practices in different disciplines and experiences
Association: as in ‘groups of associated persons who usually meet periodically because of common interests and objectives’
Transgender: is used as an umbrella term referring to transgender, transsexual and gender-nonconforming people
Health: in its broadest meaning, and refers to physical, mental and social well-being.
EPATH was officially launched at the WPATH conference in Bangkok on Friday, February 14th (read our press release).
Thanks to the birth parents of EPATH:
- Aino Mattila, Finland
- Alessandra Fisher, Italy
- Annelou L.C. de Vries, the Netherlands
- Dragana Duisin, Serbia
- Gail Knudson, Canada (special guest)
- Griet De Cuypere, Belgium
- Guy T’Sjoen, Belgium
- Isabel Esteva, Spain
- Joz Motmans, Belgium
- Karlien Dhondt, Belgium
- Richard Köhler, TGEU
- Stan Monstrey, Belgium
- Timo O. Nieder, Germany
- Walter Pierre Bouman, UK