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Oxygen Harmonisation Project (closed EFA Project)
Background The EFA Oxygen Harmonization Project was a project officially completed in 2013 and focused on the inequalities which exist in relation to the availability of oxygen during travel on comm ...

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AirPROM project launches new website
On the 16th of September, the pan-European AirPROM project – in which EFA is partnering, and with the European Lung Foundation (ELF) co-leading on project dissemination to patients and public – launch ...

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National campaign on patient education in asthma
The French Association Asthme & Allergies will celebrate World Asthma Day by promoting “asthma schools” in France Patient education has a positive impact on chronic diseases, but man ...

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Press Release: Virtual lung models set to personalise asthma and COPD treatment
Virtual lung models set to personalise asthma and COPD treatment World Asthma Day 2011 (3 May) - A team of international experts are set to develop a pioneering tool to help tailor the treatment of  ...

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Art contest to show what life is like with asthma
On World Asthma Day 2011 (3 May), people with asthma and severe asthma in Europe are being encouraged to get creative for a unique art contest which will explore what it is like to live with the condi ...

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U-BIOPRED Asthma Art Contest for people with asthma in EU
The U-BIOPRED project to improve understanding of severe asthma, in which EFA participates as a partner, launched an art contest to bridge the gap between doctors’ understanding of asthma and pa ...

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PreDICTA - EU funded project
The PreDicta Project, a collaborative EC-funded project in which EFA will act as a communication partner, has been launched. The first meeting was held in Athens in October 2010. According to the pr ...

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EFA attends the U-BIOPRED project annual meeting
EFA attended the annual meeting of the U-BIOPRED project in Barcelona on the 17th and 18th of January this year. EFA is a partner in this project, which aims to understand more about severe asthma by  ...

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Association Asthme & Allergies France launches new website
Association Asthme & Allergies has launched a new interactive website. The site is a collaborative initiative which gives people with asthma and/or allergy, their families/relations and health pro ...

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Global Allergy and Asthma Platform gets organised
The 3rd meeting of the GA²P², the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform, a project initiated by EFA, will be held on the 11th of June 2011 at the Intercontinental (Ceylan Istanbul) Hote ...

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World Asthma Day in Bulgaria orgamised by ABBA
On World Asthma Day in May the Association organised in 7 cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Varna, Pleven, Berkoziva) in Bulgaria 2000 spirometry tests, as well as games, with the support of Confe ...

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Press Release: Today is World Asthma Day: All severe asthma is not the same!
All severe asthma is not the same! The speedy development of new therapies for severe asthma to be increased by proving that no one is ‘average’. BRUSSELS, 4 May 2010 -  One person  ...

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Multidisciplinary centre in allergy needed to prevent asthma
The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF) issued a press release demanding cross-professional centres for diagnosis and treatment of allergy to focus on the relationship between allergy and  ...

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All severe asthma is not the same!
May the 4th is World Asthma Day (WAD), an international annual event to raise awareness on asthma and encourage better care for this people with asthma. Severe Asthma is particularly serious concern ...

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World Asthma Day 4th of May is approaching
EFA involved in U-BIOPRED project on understanding severe asthma better EFA is a partner in an EU research project on severe asthma the U-BIOPRED (Unbiased Biomarkers for the Prediction of Respirato ...

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Asthma Highlighted as a Priority in HSE Plan in Ireland
The Asthma Society of Ireland’s Demonstration Project was highlighted last month in the 2010 National Service Plan as part of a programmatic approach to tackling asthma as a chronic disease in b ...

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ASI launches 'control asthma at Christmas' guidance
The Asthma Society of Ireland is alerting people with asthma, especially children, to take special care to avoid asthma triggers this Christmas and winter period. Hidden asthma triggers at Christmas a ...

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ASI rewards making a difference for people with asthma
On the 29th of November, the Asthma Society of Ireland awarded Nurse Mary Hughes from County Cork in Ireland the esteemed annual Órán Ó Muiré Bursary Award. The focus of the 2010 awards was to support ...

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U-BIOPRED
Unbiased BIOmarkers in PREDiction of respiratory disease outcomes (U-BIOPRED) U-BIOPRED is a research project created under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Innovative Medicines Initiative  ...

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Press Release: Two thirds of people with asthma do not lead a full life
Two thirds of people with asthma do not lead a full life because of their condition, new survey reports BRUSSELS, 6 May 2008, World Asthma Day (WAD) - Two in three people with asthma still feel that ...

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