• Medicine 1

    When patients are involved, medical research results become meaningful solutions

  • Medicine 2

    We provide patient input to the latest research for chronic diseases

  • Medicine 3

    Improving patient knowledge and involvement in clinical trials

EU Health Commissioner invited us to present our views on HTA
On May 15th we were amongst the 8 patient, consumer and public health associations invited by the EU Commissioner on Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis to present our views on the proposed ...

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We presented our Atopic Eczema Score of Emotional Consequences at EAACI Congress
Every year we are active participants in the most important gathering from the allergologists community, the annual European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress celebrated i ...

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Suggestions from EMA Digital Health topic group
As official members of the European Medicines Agency Patients’ and Consumers’ Working Party (PCWP), we are also very active in several of the agency’s topic groups to ensure that the regulatory work d ...

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Medical Technology and Health Workshop EPF-MedTech on HTA
*EPF Credits* On Thursday 24th May we participated in a workshop on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Medical Technologies organized by MedTech and the European Patients Forum (EPF). HTA i ...

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Do you know how community care can improve patients' access to care?
This 25th May, we took part in a workshop organized by MedTech and the European Patients Forum (EPF) to explore how community care can ensure equal and broad access to medical technologies for patient ...

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Good diagnosis Or How to live well with severe asthma
The National Conference of the Romanian Society of Clinical Allergology and Immunology took place in Sinaia between the 17th and the 19th of May. As part of the conference, EFA Director Susanna Pal ...

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Chronic disease alliance calls for EU’s attention and money on health
On May 16th EFA Isabel Proaño participated in the official launch of the European Chronic Disease Alliance manifesto, called “Europe’s health deserves the EU’s attention: Investing in chronic disease  ...

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We presented the preliminary results of the biggest-ever atopic eczema survey for patients in Utrecht
Atopic Eczema is a very common inflammatory skin disease for which the predominant symptom is ITCHING. It is often underestimated but the signs and symptoms have a huge impact on patients’ lives. Thos ...

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Online chat launched for allergy and asthma patients in Sweden
EFA's Member, the Asthma and Allergy Association of Sweden, has a web service called AllergiSmart, targeting people who have or are close to someone with asthma, allergy or other type of hypersensitiv ...

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EU Summit on airways diseases, air pollution and mobile health
Digital tools are already part of our daily life, whether they are mobile applications or connected machines. In health, digital tools can play a key role in allowing guided self-management, leading t ...

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EMA update on medicines for COPD and eczema
The European Medicines Agency Committee for Medical Products for Human Use (CHMP), responsible for human medicines, has granted a positive opinion on the medical products Riarify and Trydoni ...

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EFA launches Atopic Eczema working group
The needs and lives of patients living with atopic eczema are very specific sometimes, that is why at EFA we are happy to announce the launch of a  working group on Atopic Eczema. The working gro ...

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Higher grades for the Swedes studying in rooms with clean air
There seems to be a connection between indoor air quality in classrooms and school results in Sweden. EFA member Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association went through the country's best schools list in  ...

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Join French allergy patients to get access to desensitisation treatments
EFA member AFPRAL (in French, l’Association Française pour la Prévention des Allergies) launched in January a campaign defending the reimbursement for allergy desensitisation treatments. French heal ...

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Go to vote, but without allergens
Finnish EFA member Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation updated their poster for the Finnish presidential and other upcoming elections. In Finland, the polling stations are usually situated in school p ...

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Irish patients will not breathe smoky coal anymore
On the 5th December, the Irish National Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, announced a full Smoky Coal Ban for Ireland. Bituminous, or smoky, coal creates d ...

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EFA among the few patients representatives at GARD
EFA participated in the global GARD (Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases) meeting 2017 that took place in Brussels, Belgium the 9-11 November, represented by EFA Secretary of the Boar ...

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Looking for better outcomes for upper airways patients - European Rhinology Health Forum
EFA represented patients at the European Rhinology Research Forum 2017 on 9-10 November 2017, organized by the European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airway diseases (EUFOREA) and&nb ...

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How to assess the risk of unintended allergens in food?
Our member Deutscher Allergie- und Asthmabund e.V. (DAAB) represented EFA at the 14th November roundtable with NGOs organized by the European Food Security Agency (EFSA) to exchange best practices and ...

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”No perfume in public places, please”, say the Swedes
EFA member Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association celebrated this November the Non Fragance Week. Fragrances can make people with asthma or allergy get sick easier so that is why the campaign, arrange ...

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What's new - Medical devices

EFA's Roberta Savli participated on the 25th of January in the Stakeholder Forum meeting of the BBMRI-ERIC. The meeting served to identify the priorities of action and to organize and agree on the wor ...

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On the 31st of January, the European Commission published a new proposal for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) cooperation in the European Union (EU)  beyond 2020. EFA welcomes this announcement ...

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Latest research - Medical devices

In November 2016, we met in Manchester with our partners of the Horizon 2020 project myAirCoach to track the status quo in all work-packages, the main results achieved in 2016 and to plan the third an ...

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EFA organised the final event of AirPROM, an EU funded project that during five years has pulled out the best knowledge of lung research in Europe to come up with a virtual model of the human lungs. E ...

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Key Facts

500,000 medical technologies
are available to healthcare professionals

22,500
medical technology companies in Europe

8%
of sales is spent on research and development