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EFA Oxygen Harmonisation Project Calls for Patient Stories and Inquiries

In order to make the Oxygen Harmonisation Project a great success, it was agreed to collect real life stories and inquiries from patients with chronic respiratory diseases who require oxygen when they travel in airplanes. The inquiries and stories are requested to assist EFA provide evidence to justify improvement in assistance for the unsolved situation regarding the harmonisation of oxygen use in European air travel. The inquiries are asked to

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Policy Updates

The Year of Air 2013 To kick-start a new phase of policy-making in the field of air regulation in Europe, the European Commission has declared 2013 the ‘Year of Air’, to highlight the importance of clean air for all and to focus on actions to improve air quality across the EU. It has promised new legislative proposals on improving air quality, and is already collaborating with the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe to analyse

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Welcome to EFA e-News January 2013

EFA ‘Meet & Greet the EU Institutions’ training session to be held in April Greetings from EFA Board, who had their last meeting on the 23rd January, finalising plans for EFA’s AGM and Network meeting on the 31st of May-1st of June 2013 in Rome. EFA is happy to announce it will hold another ‘Meet and Greet the EU Institutions’ training session for members in the week of the 22nd of April this year. During this training, EFA members

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HealthVent guidelines to be presented at European Parliament event

On the 20th of February from 18.00 to 20.30, MEP Catherine Stihler will host an event in the European Parliament in Brussels to present the results of the HealthVent project. The project, which began in 2010, has developed health-based ventilation guidelines to help protect people in places like schools, nurseries, offices and homes against the health problems caused by poor indoor air quality (IAQ), and to encourage energy to be used efficiently.

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Welcome to the October eZine!

Hello and welcome to this month’s round-up of EFA activities, updates and news!  The new EFA website is now fully up and running and we would like to remind members to sign up to the EFA member area, an interactive forum and ‘Dropbox’ where files can be uploaded and downloaded. A members’ calendar will soon be added where it will be possible to add details of individual member events. Please click here to register. EFA is busy preparing

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EFA to host Finnish Allergy Programme meeting in Helsinki

EFA is pleased to announce it will host a meeting to introduce the Finnish Allergy Programme this November, a ten-year government plan to reduce Finland’s allergy burden.  On the 8th and 9th of November EFA will host a meeting inHelsinki on the subject of the Finnish Allergy Programme. The Programme began in 2008 with the overall aim of reducing the national Finnish allergy burden over the course of 10 years. Its objective is to see prevention

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Member News

EFA member Allergy UK has published a new magazine for healthcare professionals and EFA meets soon-to-be member RESPIRA in Portugal. Allergy UK launches new HCP magazine Allergy Today Allergy UK has just published Allergy Today, a new magazine for healthcare professionals. The comprehensive publication contains informative articles about allergy and intolerance designed to increase knowledge of allergy at primary and secondary care level. Targeting

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EU Policy Update

In policy news this month, the Commission publishes its 2013 Work Programme, EMA releases its opinion on medical packaging wording, updates on EU structural funding are provided at the European Health Forum Gastein and more.    European Commission Work Programme for 2013 published On the 23rd of October, the European Commission published its Work Programme for 2013. The programme outlines how the Commission will work on a day-to-day basis to

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Check out EFA in the media and in meetings

EFA has been busy this month writing for the new EPF blog, attending the last meeting of the HealthVent project, travelling to the Gastein Health Policy Forum, participating in two meetings on indoor air quality, attending a meeting on severe asthma and more.  EFA blog on EPF website EFA has written an entry for the European Patients’ Forum’s (EPF) new blog, a recently developed forum that provides patient organisation perspective on specific

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Treatment Updates

In treatment news this month, new guidelines are published to help healthcare professionals in the field of smoking cessation, the European Patients’ Forum releases reports on patient involvement in HTA, 10 years of the ARIA project (allergic rhinitis and its impact on asthma) is marked with an article on its achievements, a new Directory of Health Apps is published and EFA reports from a conference on the development of paediatric medicines. 

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