Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders


The European MEN Alliance (EMENA) is an umbrella organisation formed in 2013 at a meeting in Munich, Germany.  The Alliance consists of equal representation from European patient groups who provide information and support services to patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN types 1, 2, 3 and 4) and from the expert multidisciplinary medical professionals who care for them.  On Monday 30th May, 2016, EMENA was formally established as a German non-profit organisation at a meeting in Munich (pictured below). The following Executive Committee roles were agreed:

  • Petra Brügmann (Netzwerk für Hypophysen - und Nebennierenerkrankungen, Germany) - President
  • Jo Grey (AMEND, UK) - Vice President
  • Carla Pietermann (MEN Belangengroep, The Netherlands) - Secretary
  • Karl Philipp Drewitz (Germany) - Treasurer


To improve the diagnosis, care and lives of patients affected by MEN

Aims & Objectives:

  • to encourage and assist the foundation and development of new patient groups
  • to establish a minimum set of standard guidelines regarding patient care
  • to provide, through member organisations, information medically approved by advisors and moral support to those affected by MEN, and their relatives
  • to work closely with medical professionals to promote awareness and understanding of MEN
  • to encourage global scientific collaboration to enable work-up of long-term morbidity and mortality

Current Membership:

Country Patient Organisation Medical Advisor

Dr Pierre Goudet

für Hypophysen - und Nebennierenerkrankungen e. V.

Prof. Ludwig Schaaf

Prof. Maria-Luisa Brandi

Prof. Francesco Tonelli


Prof. Gerlof Valk


Dr Paul Newey

Prof. Rajesh Thakker















Interested in Joining EMENA?

A representative from every national or regional patient group within the EU representing MEN1, 2, 3 and 4 may join EMENA together with their expert medical advisor(s).  Every patient group will remain independent in their normal policies, structure and activities.  An annual membership fee may be introduced by the EMENA Executive Committee in the future.

Associate membership from countries outside of the EU is also invited.

Contact Jo Grey (AMEND) for further information.

Upcoming Meetings:

The next meeting of EMENA will be at the World MEN meeting in Utecht, The Netherlands between 29 September and 1 October 2016 (exact details to be confirmed).

Previous Activity:

EMENA representatives attended the International Workshop on MEN in Vienna, 25-27 September 2014, presenting a poster and oral presentation about the Alliance to encourage participation in the organisation and calling for greater collaborative research efforts.