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Amsterdam will be the European city for the evaluation of medicines
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will move from London to Amsterdam (The Netherlands) by March 2019. The EMA is the EU agency in charge of medicines evaluation and safety monitoring.  The relo ...

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Patients organisations, their added value and importance in decision-making
In November, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) published the report gathering key insights and opinions from the European patients’ movement, including EFA’s, demonstrating the added-value through th ...

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Digital Health becomes a priority for the European Medicines Agency
In October the European Medicines Agency launched a new topic group on digital health that will provide insights and recommendations to the agency on how to tackle the digital dimension of medicines a ...

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Patients and healthcare professionals discussed our role in antimicrobial resistance at the EMA
EFA Vice President Erna Botjes attended three important meetings at the European Medicines Agency: a workshop on antimicrobial resistance, the joint and regular meeting of patients and healthcare prof ...

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New updates on U-BIOPRED, supported by EFA
The U-BIOPRED (Unbiased BIOmarkers in PREDiction of respiratory disease outcomes) outcomes, in which EFA contributed, have been summarised in an interview published by European Respiratory & Pulmo ...

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EFA at the leading respiratory (ERS) and dermatology (EADV) conferences
EFA will participate this September in two leading respiratory and dermatology conferences, where we will expose our projects and bring our patients perspective to those fields.  From the 9 to 13 ...

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EFA brought the patient perspective to the Bavarian State Ministers for Health and Care panel discussion
EFA’s Susanna Palkonen represented the patient view for us and the European Patients' Forum in a panel discussion “The access to medicines – Challenges and perspectives for Europe” hosted by the Bavar ...

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More Europe for better innovation for health and wellbeing
Europe is in an ideal position to take the leading role health and wellbeing’ according to the new editorial of Progress and Preventive Medicine “Viva Europa, a land of excellence in research and inno ...

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EFA 2020 - The future of allergy, asthma and COPD patients Europe
Updating and upgrading EFA priorities 2020. AGM, Florence, 22May 2017 Stanimir Hasurdjiev, Patient Access Partnership PACT and European Patient’s Forum representative presented on patient involvemen ...

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MyAirCoach presented at eHealth Week
New technologies can revolutionise the healthcare system, providing a better delivery of services and developing effective health policy. We are now able to access and share personal health data, thus ...

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United Action for Allergy and Asthma
A political Call to Action in Europe Allergy and asthma are among the most frequent chronic diseases in the European Union (EU). Over 150 million EU citizens – almost one in three people – suffer fr ...

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Patients and consumers remind on key requirements for the re-location of the European Medicines Agency
On April 25th 14 Members of the Patients and Consumers Working Party (PCWP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) sent a letter the Health Commissioner, the President of the European Council and the  ...

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The first EP event of the year put the focus on health: Act. Believe. Care.
Chronic respiratory diseases need public policy solutions at European level to respond to increasing disease prevalence, unmet treatment needs, high cost of hospitalisations, work and school sick-leav ...

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IMI looks into what patients bring to medicines
The Innovative Medicines Initiative launched in December its 10th call for proposals under IMI 2. We especially welcome one of the topics of this call: “Patient Perspectives in medicines lifecycle”. T ...

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First congress of allergy respiratory patients in Spain
On the occasion of World COPD Day EFA Spanish Member FENAER, organized the First Congress of Allergy and Respiratory Patients in Madrid. During the event, FENAER presented the outcome of their latest  ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Smartphones could improve young people’s health literacy and adherence
2016 European Health Forum Gastein (Austria) – Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. Today, 30 million European children and adults below the age of 45 years old have asthma and 15,0 ...

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More research into earlier diagnosis – Our response to H2020 consultation
During the summer, EFA had the chance to provide feedback on the development of the work programme 2018-2020 of Horizon 2020 (the European Union’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme) in respo ...

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European Association of Systems Medicine Conference
The European Association of Systems Medicine (EASyM) is organisation its first conference on October 26th-28th in Berlin, that will gather scientists from all over Europe, including physicians, biolog ...

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New treatment to reduce asthma severity – Promising AirPROM study
The University of Leicester has led a ground-breaking study, funded by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and EU-funded project AirPROM, on a new drug that may in  ...

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AirPROM legacy – Check out the booklet
The AirPROM project ended in May 2016, with a public event organised by EFA at the European Parliament, hosted by MEP David Borrelli. However the work does not finish when a project ends, especially w ...

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