President, European Patients' Forum
Anders Olauson was involved in the founding of the Agrenska Centre in 1989. He served as
director until 2004 and since then has been chairman and chief executive officer.
responsible for establishing The Agrenska Virtual International Academy, a research centre
for rare disorders.
Anders is particularly concerned with the impact of rare conditions on children and their
families. His work involves contact with both national and regional legislative bodies on the
subject of rare disorders.
He is also in contact with representatives of hospitals, education
and labour unions as well as other key players in the field of rare diseases.
Anders is past member of the board of Eurordis, and was president from 1999 to 2001. He
currently represents it as a member of the board of the European Patients' Forum (EPF). He
has been president of EPF since June 2005.
Anders represents EPF in steering committees, which have been established by the
European Commission on healthy ageing and ehealth.
Agrenska was in 2005 appointed member of ECOSOC within United Nations, with "special
Since 2006 Anders has been a member of the advisory group for Health Research within DG
Research. In 2005 Anders was accepted as a researcher within the PhD programme at
The Swedish Government appointed Anders September 15th 2008, to be a member of the
Advisory Council at The National Board of Health and Welfare.
Anders Olauson received HM The King of Sweden's Medal for his valuable contributions in
the field of disability.
Anders was presented with the King's medal 8th size, with the Seraphim
Ribbon at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, the 28th of January 2010.