Who are we

EPATH is a newly created association founded in December 2013, when European scholars and clinicians met in Brussels for what was called the pre-launch meeting of the EPATH (read our press release). 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’
ransgender:  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