The United Porphyrias Association is proud to work closely with the porphyria experts on the UPA's Scientific Advisory Board and at the Porphyrias Consortium.
We're pleased to introduce our Experts in Action where we'll feature:
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"You have to figure it out for your own body and trust that you know your body better than anybody else. I think that's where having a community of other patients and patient advocates is important because it can give you that confidence, security, friendship, and empathy that you're doing what's right for you."
"It’s been really eye-opening to see how important patient involvement is in rare disease. Patients can drive the field, move the field. Rare diseases like porphyria are very life-altering. Patients have an important role in how the regulatory agencies and how physicians are looking at the disease and what the outcomes are."
"My connection to porphyria is a bit more personal than a lot of other researchers. I have EPP porphyria."
"Seeing patients and how it impacts them day-to-day, and how their families' lives are impacted, it’s a different level of understanding."