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EFA Patients took the floor at the ERS Congress 2014
Among the 22,000 delegates that assisted to the latest European Respiratory Society Congress (ERS) that took place from 6 to 10 September in Munich, 28 European and national patients’ organisations pa ...

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EU Projects update (September 2014)
EARIP in action More than 20 partners’ representatives gathered during the ERS Congress to present Work Packages evolution of European Asthma Research Innovation Partnership (EARIP) and sever ...

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Press Release: EFA event on EU innovative research
Patient involvement is a key for the success of EU innovative research for chronic diseases EFA event at the European Parliament Brussels, 23 June 2014 – Patients’ representatives from more than 2 ...

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Press Release: World Asthma Day 2014
“Know your air for health” aims to help us breathe more easily Improving air quality can limit the symptoms of asthma and other breathing problems in children and adults, say HEAL/EFA on ...

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World Asthma Day 2014
World Asthma Day 2014 Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency. An asthma attack is the result of an inflammation o ...

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EFA's EU Innovative Research Projects event
EFA's EU Innovative Research Projects event EFA held a public event on June 17th entitled “Does innovative research for allergy and respiratory disease in the European Union benefit patients?” The e ...

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EU Policy update (March 2014)
In March, the Tobacco Products Directive was finally adopted by the Council and ended a process started more than 1 year ago to protect Europeans’ health. The new health programme for the period ...

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EU Policy update (January 2014)
Greek Health Minister visited the ENVI committee On January, 22nd the Greek Minister for Health Adonis Georgiades presented the priorities of the Greek Presidency of the European Union to the  ...

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EARIP
European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP) is a project funded by the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). Europe has around 30 million people suffering from asthma, whose treatment c ...

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Dr. Valovirta on Finnish Asthma and Allergy Programmes
Dr. Erkka Valovirta (EFA Honorary Member and Medical Adviser) speaking about the Finnish Asthma Programme 1994 - 2004 and the Finnish Allergy Programme 2008 - 2018. For more information, please visit  ...

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EARIP Consortium
 EARIP (European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership)
EU Asthma Projects update
EFA Partners in the New Project (EARIP) that Kicks off in September 2013 An exciting new European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP), led by Asthma UK and funded by the EU Research  ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Ten easy steps to defeat difficult-to-manage asthma
Ten easy steps to defeat difficult-to-manage asthma What action would you take to stop 10 jumbo jets crashing every week of the year, to prevent the deaths of nearly 700 people on board each time, w ...

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EFA Projects Round-up (August 2013)
EFA’s survey on minimum standards for COPD care in Europe completed This year, EFA conducted a survey to evaluate the minimal standards of care for COPD patients in Europe as viewed by the pat ...

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Paediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting 2013
PAAM is the largest EAACI Focused Meeting, previously attracting over 800 participants, with more than 1,000 attendees expected in 2013. PAAM 2013 will again be a unique event bringing together p ...

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EFA Projects Round-up May 2013
EFA COPD Project – Minimum Standards for COPD Care for Europe! In May, EFA office finalised the new questionnaire outlining the guidelines for minimum standardisation of care for COPD patients ...

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AirPROM Annual General Meeting
The AirPROM Annual General Meeting for all members of the project to meet and discuss progress and future targets. More information about the AirPROM project here.
Asia Pacific Congress of Asthma, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology (APCAACI) 2013
The Asia Pacific Congress of Asthma, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology (APCAACI) 2013 will be held on November 14-17, 2013 in Taipei International Convention Center, Taiwan. With the theme “Aller ...

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Learn to live with asthma - Episode 1
Learning to live with asthma - Episode 1
EFA Symposium: Patient views on Respiratory Allergy
EFA is preparing to co-host a symposium on ‘Patient views on respiratory allergies’ at the annual European Respiratory Society Congress in Vienna on the 4th of September this year. The symposium, subt ...

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