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U-BIOPRED project launches contest for people with asthma
U-BIOPRED, a research project in which EFA is taking part that aims to understand more about severe asthma, is launching an art competition to help bridge the gap between patients’ and doctors&r ...

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COPD Patients' Association approves annual activities
The Italian COPD Patients' Association has recently approved its event and activity programme for 2011. One of the association's main objectives will be to have the Italian Health Ministry's "Essentia ...

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AirPROM
The AirPROM Project seeks to coordinate existing consortia with expertise in various fields like bioengineering and computational modeling to develop an integrated multi-scale airways model. The proje ...

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EFA at the launch of the European COPD Coalition
Susanna Palkonen together with some EFA members took part in the launch event of the ECC at the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Glenis Wilmott. The new Coalition aims to raise awareness and advocat ...

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Member News: Allergy UK appoints new Chief Executive
2012 will be an exciting year for EFA member Allergy UK, which is pleased to announce the election of Jim Bennett as its new Chief Executive. Having worked in the charity sector for over 17 years, J ...

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EFA COPD project
The EFA COPD project is continuing with the aim of making an 'own initiative report' on COPD in the European Parliament a reality. A final round of meetings with MEPs in Brussels is currently bei ...

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EFA plans new airline oxygen harmonization project
EFA plans new airline oxygen harmonization project All around the world, airlines have separate rules for the use of oxygen in air travel, creating inequalities for passengers who need oxygen suppor ...

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U-BIOPRED project annual meeting held in Barcelona
On 23 and 24 of January this year, EFA attended the annual meeting of the U-BIOPRED project in Barcelona. EFA is a partner in this five-year project, which aims to improve our understanding of severe  ...

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Former EFA President speaks at COPD conference in Shanghai
The International COPD Coalition (ICC) was pleased to announce that 480 people participated in the Second World Conference of COPD Patient Organisations held in Shanghai on 6-7 of November.  ...

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2nd EFA COPD Workshop held
Following the success of the 1st EFA COPD Workshop focussing on prevention and diagnosis held in June, a 2nd Workshop was held on November 9th in the European Parliament in Brussels. This time the foc ...

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Launch of EFA Respiratory Allergy Book at European Parliament
On the 22 of November, EFA marked the launch of its new book on respiratory allergies. The event took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. The aim of the EFA respiratory allergy book is  ...

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Launch Event of EFA Allergy Book and Call to Action
EFA hosted an event in Room A5E-3 (Alteiro Spinelli Building) at the European Parliament in Brussels to launch the EFA Book on Respiratory Allergies in Europe: Raising Awareness, Relieve the Burden. & ...

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EFA Book on Respiratory Allergy in Europe: Relieve the Burden
This book, published in November 2011, contains the first comprehensive survey of its kind conducted “by patients, for patients” reporting on the diagnosis, quality and accessibility of best practices ...

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Sweden to push EU to ban more chemicals from consumer goods
Swedish chemicals agency Kemi has announced it wants more action on the use chemicals in consumer goods in Europe. Its newly published strategy follows on from its Action plan for a toxin free everyda ...

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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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1st EFA COPD workshop newsletter
Following the success of the first EFA COPD expert workshop in the European Parliament in Brussels on June 29 – attended by COPD patients and their representatives, medical experts, MEPs from th ...

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EFA Book on COPD in Europe: Sharing and Caring
The EFA Book on COPD was published in June 2010, presenting COPD as a preventable and treatable disease which undermines European society by reducing productivity among the working population, while i ...

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New treatment for people with COPD
At the American Thoracic Society meeting this May the results of two major studies demonstrating the effectiveness of a new treatment in the improvement of lung functioning of people with severe COPD, ...

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MEP Catherine Stihler hosts EU Parliament reception on COPD
On the 15th of June, MEP Catherine Stihler hosted a dinner reception in the European Parliament in Brussels to present and discuss the need for a comprehensive strategy to combat COPD in Europe. The e ...

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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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