About us

We live in the heart of your area and are always there for you.

VASAS (VASculitis Association Switzerland) connects people who suffer from vasculitis (inflammation of the vascular wall*), their relatives and caregivers, as well as people who are professionally and/or personally interested in the disease.

VASAS is formed by the two main areas, those affected (Vasculitis Patient Affairs (VPA)) and the specialists (Swiss Vasculitis Network (SVN)).

Foundation of VASAS

VASAS was founded as a non-profit association in Bern on September 10, 2021.

We are a Swiss interest group of patients, doctors, scientists and specialists who deal with vasculitis.

VASAS pursues an interdisciplinary and interprofessional cooperation as well as a comprehensive exchange with other domestic and foreign vasculitis organizations.

VASAS strives to fulfill the following goals in particular:

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Executive Board

Prof. Dr. med. Peter M. Villiger

President VASAS

Medical Center Monbijou, Monbijoustrasse 10, 3011 Berne

Email: [email protected]

Dr. med. Andrea D. Gloor

Assistant doctor and Vice President

Assistant Physician for Immunology University Hospital Basel

Email: [email protected]

Iliana Mebert

Member of the Management Board and
Patient representative VASAS

Email: [email protected]

Dr. med. Lisa Christ

Member of the Management Board and
Head of the VASAS Technical Committee

University Clinic for Rheumatology and Immunology Inselspital, Bern University Hospital

Email: [email protected]

PD. Dr. med. Christof Iking-Konert

Member of the Board VASAS

Department of Rheumatology Zurich City Hospital

Email: [email protected]

Dr. med. Christoph Berger

Member of the Board VASAS

University Hospital Basel Head Physician Medical Polyclinic

Email: [email protected]

Dr. med. Thomas Hauser

Member of the Board VASAS

Specialist in internal medicine, allergology and immunology

IZZ Immunology Center Zurich

Email: [email protected]

Prof. Sophie De Seigneux

Member of the Board VASAS

University of Geneva

Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Email: [email protected]

Dr. med. Laura Moi, MD

Member of the Board VASAS

Médecin adjointe

Immunology and Allergology service, Institut Central des Hôpitaux

Hôpital du Valais and Hôpital Riviera-Chablais

Email: [email protected]

PD Dr. med. Thomas Neumann

Member of the Board VASAS

Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen

Specialist in general internal medicine and rheumatology, osteologist DVO

Email: [email protected]

Heike Pfister

Member of the Board VASAS

SysViva GmbH
Social pedagogue (FH)

Email: [email protected]

Become a member

We invite all persons affected by vasculitis as well as specialists, interested parties and researchers to become members.
The membership fee for active and passive members is CHF 50 per year.

Advantages for VASAS members:

Access to the General Assembly: Participation in the General Assembly allows you to actively participate in decisions on future research priorities and the planning of VASAS educational projects, patient and professional events

Access to information brochures and information platforms (websites)

Exchange with affected persons and specialists, networking of/with specialists.

By joining, you will make a valuable contribution to our commitment to patient support, vasculitis research and networking of vasculitis specialists.