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Press Release: World COPD Day 2014
Air travel for patients requiring oxygen should be facilitated, not hindered On the World COPD Day, EFA calls on European air travel authorities to rule on the use of medical oxygen on airports and  ...

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EFA members Meet and Greet the new European Parliament
This year 2014 has been earmarked with the European Parliament’s elections and the nomination of the new College of Commissioners. To discuss these changes, as well as the new challenges and opportuni ...

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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 Policy update (September 2014)
Fundamental changes in the new European Commissioners College In September the new European Commissioners’ team was designated by the new President of the Commission, the Luxembourgish Jean ...

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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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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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EFA Training on EMA
EFA training for patient experts on allergy, asthma and COPD on getting involved with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) As we informed you in the last issue of our eZine, EFA planned to host on 18 ...

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EU Policy update (December 2013)
EU Ministers of Health discussing patients’ safety and health  On December 10, in the framework of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) configuration of the Counci ...

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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 seriou ...

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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 Mi ...

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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  ...

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Minimum Standards of Care for COPD Patients in Europe
EFA is excited to release its second book concerning COPD in Europe, the EFA Book on Minimum Standards of Care for COPD patients in Europe, which was produced as a result of the EFA COPD Project. The  ...

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Enabling Air Travel with Oxygen in Europe Booklet
EFA Booklet:  Stop discrimination against patients on board aircrafts! For patients requiring oxygen on board planes, an ordinary flight can turn into a nightmare. The rules and prices reg ...

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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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COPD as a Priority Disease
COPD finally declared a priority disease by WHO Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was for the first time listed as one of the priorities in the latest World Health Organisation’s (WHO) " ...

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Help! Europe’s expertise in allergy is at risk
Help! Europe’s expertise in allergy is at risk World Asthma Day of May 7, 2013 - By 2040 every second patient in the EU will suffer from some type of allergy. Despite the fact that a ...

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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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EFA Oxygen Harmonisation Project Calls for Patient Stories and Inquiries
EFA Oxygen Harmonisation project Calls for Patient Stories and Inquiries In order to make the Oxygen Harmonisation Project a great success, it was agreed to collect real life stories and inquiries f ...

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Implementing a National Allergy Programme
EFA publishes report on Finnish Allergy Programme educational meeting in Helsinki During the Finnish Allergy Programme educational meeting in Helsinki, many useful and sometimes surprising lessons w ...

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