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Inês Alves

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In August 2012, I became the mother of Clara, who was born with achondroplasia. From 2013 to 2017, Beyond Achondroplasia was a "one woman job", written on many nights, after work and after taking care of my family. And this was because I believed I need to help others: people with achondroplasia, parents and all interested in Achondroplasia, to get access to updated information, always presenting science and facts but introducing also a more comprehensive language and clarifying the jargon and technical terminology.

I'm Portuguese and I live in a small beautiful city in the south of Portugal. I have a degree in Veterinary Medicine and a research background. I practiced full time veterinary medicine from 2007 until 2015 when, I was invited to support ALPE foundation, a patient organization based in Spain, as the scientific advisor, mapping and writing all the scientific content. I'm founded and president of the board of ANDO Portugal, the National Association of Skeletal Dysplasias in May 2015. Since March 2016, I'm a patient representative in ERN BOND, the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Disorders, an member of the steering committee, and in December 2016 I became a EUPATI fellow and vice-president of EUPATI Portugal in April 2017.
I'm a patient expert at the European Medicines Agency and recently at the IMI. I´m a volunteer for Eurordis. I keep dedicating my time as volunteer to Beyond Achondroplasia, Eurordis, EUPATI and work as a consultant & patient expert in rare diseases.
Mostly important, my life had a 180-degree turn after Clara was born, and since then, I truly cherish and enjoy the simple moments in life. 

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Sergei Fominykh

43677784510 867d17553e nProject manager for International Communication at Russian Association of Parents of Children with Achondroplasia / Russian Association of Rare Diseases
At the Russian Association of Parents of Children with Achondroplasia, I´m responsible for:
- cooperation projects, as cooperation with another patients organizations or international projects;
- translation of relevant information form English and German into Russian; - feeding out the website with relevant content. 
I have a son with Achondroplasia.

Maria Cristina Terceros
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The full website was designed and prepared by Enzo Meireles, from Exadorma. Enzo has been since the very beginning always solicitous, tireless and ready to respond, building this website with high quality and continues to give support to any question. All his work was done with a great dedication to the cause expressed by Beyond Achondroplasia.

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