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TPD Coming to a Conclusion

One year exact has passed since the Commission’s proposal for a new Tobacco Products Directive, necessary to update a 12-year old legislation, to close legal gaps, to be in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and especially to protect public health. We have been advocating during this time for the protection of patients with allergy, asthma and COPD and more in general for public health considerations

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EFA-ECC Event Report

Report from our joint event with the ECC “What role for diseases and patients in shaping Horizon 2020? A COPD case study of patient involvement” As promised in the last issue of our eZine, this month we bring you the full report from the event we organized in collaboration with European COPD Coalition (ECC) on 28th November, 2013. The conference successfully met its objectives to discuss the newly adopted EU Framework Programme for Research and

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Report from the EFA-ECC event on COPD

On the 28th of November 2013, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) celebrated World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day 2013 together at a public event entitled "What role for diseases and patients in shaping Horizon 2020? A COPD case study of patient involvement” offering a diverse range of discussions focusing on the implications of “Horizon

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Tobacco Products Directive: green light of the Member States

One year exact has passed since the Commission’s proposal for a new Tobacco Products Directive, necessary to update a 12-year old legislation, to close legal gaps, to be in line with the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and especially to protect public health. We have been advocating during this time for the protection of patients with allergy, asthma and COPD and more in general for public health considerations

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Press Release: EFA’s new book on Minimum Standards of COPD care

Standards of Care for COPD patients are not equal in Europe EFA reveals the state of play and releases Minimum Standards of Care to enable active patients participating in society COPD is a serious lung disease and will become the third leading cause of death by 2020, but how do patient associations view the care and preventative actions in Europe? EFA conducted a survey in 16 countries in Europe through its member associations on care as well as

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Standards for COPD Care Now

EFA Releases its Book on COPD in Europe Seeking Minimum Standards of Care At the EFA-ECC World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day Event in Brussels on November 28th, the EFA Book on Minimal Standards of Care for COPD Patients in Europe was released. The publication, which is EFA’s second book on COPD, highlights necessary steps for establishing minimum standards of care for COPD patients across Europe, which would outline best practices

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EFA-ECC COPD event

EFA and the ECC Commemorate World COPD Day 2013 under the Lithuanian EU Presidency On the 28th of November 2013, EFA and the European COPD Coalition (ECC), under auspices of Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, celebrated World COPD Day 2013 together at a public event entitled “What role for diseases and patients in shaping Horizon 2020? A COPD case study of patient involvement” and offering a diverse range of discussions

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EU Policy Updates

Horizon 2020: the new EU Research Programme On the 21st of November, the plenary of the European Parliament voted on the new EU research and innovation programme for the period 2014-2020. With a budget of nearly 80 billion EUR over seven years, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research programme yet, and one of the main publicly funded research programmes worldwide. It is also one of very few programmes in the next EU budget to see a strong increase

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EFA in Meetings

Extraordinary General Assembly and Networking Meeting by ENSP From the 4th to the 6th of November, the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) organised its Extraordinary General Assembly and Networking Meeting in Brussels. EFA is an associated member of ENSP and was represented by EU Policy Officer Roberta Savli who presented on the current status of the EU tobacco products directive, now being discussed by the Council, and on

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Winter is Coming

Allergy UK shared Important Information: Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine and people with egg allergy In the last week of October the NHS has launched their ‘Protect their future: Don’t wait to vaccinate’ campaign aimed at parents to highlight the benefits of immunisation and the risks of the diseases they protect children against. Allergy UK support this message and agree that it is in the child's best interest to receive all of the necessary vaccinations,

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Member News

EFA Manifesto presented by ABBA in Bulgarian Parliament On 22 November, Association of Bulgarians with Bronchial Asthma, Allergy and COPD (ABBA) presented EFA Manifesto for the European Parliament Elections 2014 in the Bulgarian Parliament. Professor Yavor Ivanov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Society for Pulmonary Diseases, presented the viewpoint of pulmonologists in Bulgaria. Diana Hadzhiangelova, Chairman of the ABBA presented the actions and

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Press Release: EFA-ECC Event marked the World COPD Day 2013

Lessons to address the poor state of COPD care in Europe and research in Horizon 2020 To mark World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day 2013, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) (1), and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) (2) organised an event (3) under the auspices of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). The conference entitled “What role for diseases

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