• 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

EFA Meet & Greet training will focus on European Health Technology Assessment
EFA is organising next November our annual Meet and Greet training, under the theme of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and patients’ involvement. It will take place on 7 and 8 November at EFA offic ...

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MyAirCoach, at the forefront of European innovation
MyAirCoach, EFA’s smart inhaler project, has been recognised as an instrument that “provides better ways of treating asthma and helps scientists understand what is driving this growing global epidemic ...

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myAirCoach project is at its final stages
 myAirCoach is in a crucial stage and all partners are intensifying their efforts to deliver the innovative mHealth tool that will improve the quality of life of people with asthma. To updat ...

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Clinical Data: key to the understanding and efficacy of treatments
Systems medicine is a novel approach based on computer models which, by analyzing a large amount of clinical data, have the potential to improve the understanding of the diseases and raise the efficac ...

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MyAirCoach will be tested in 2017
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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UK Patients call for Adrenaline Auto-Injectors to be held in all schools
EFA Members Anaphylaxis Campaign and Allergy UK have been advocating together with the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI), the  British Paediatric Allergy Immunity and  ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Smartphones could improve young people’s health literacy and adherence
2016 European Health Forum Gastein (Austria) – Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. Today, 30 million European children and adults below the age of 45 years old have asthma and 15,0 ...

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European Medicines Agency celebrates 10 years of collaboration with patients
Our continuous input into the information, evaluation and safety and development policies of medicines in Europe is an achievement that we celebrate, especially after the renewal of EFA membership to  ...

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Spacers and Peak Flow Meters technique videos and documentation
Material: This series of videos presents the different spacers and peak flow meters (PFM) and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals.& ...

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COPD inhaler technique videos and documentation
Material: This series of videos presents the different COPD inhalers and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals.  Original name ...

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Asthma inhaler technique videos and documentation
Material:  This series of videos presents the different inhalers and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals.  Original name: As ...

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AirPROM brings a promising scanning tool for respiratory patients
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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EU adopts new rules for medical devices – Patients will have better information on devices
On the 25th of May 2016, the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union and representatives of the European Parliament agreed new rules for evaluation and market access of medical dev ...

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Guide for lung disease patients cope with oxygen treatment at home
Material: Guide for lung disease patients cope with oxygen treatment at home Original name: Opas kotihappihoidosta Author: The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland Language: Finnish  ...

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Patients will have more input in myAirCoach project
Since February several representatives from myAirCoach Advisory Patient Forum will be more intensively involved in the different myAirCoach Workpackages that deal with the conception of an asthma mana ...

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Patient Toolbox launched by EUPATI
On Wednesday 27th of January the European Patient's Academy on Therapeuric Innovation (EUPATI) launched it's new Educational Toolbox. The online toolbox contains patient-friendly, ready-to-use  ...

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EPF recommendations on the Council position on medical devices
In November, EPF (the European Patients Forum) published detailed recommendations on the Council position on medical devices, to which EFA contributed. The trilogue, which started in October, i ...

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ASI inhaler technique campaign
EFA Member the Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI) and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) have run an Inhaler Technique awareness campaign to encourage people with asthma to check that they are using their in ...

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EU Council finds an agreement on the Medical Devices Regulation
The Council of the European Union has come to a common position in June on two draft Regulations intended to replace the current Medical Devices Directive: the Active Implantable Medical Devices Direc ...

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EFA calls for more patient involvement on the development of medical devices
The European Union is currently reviewing the regulatory framework for medical devices to establish new clinical evidence and standards and to align the rules with the new Clinical Trials Regulation f ...

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What's new - Medical devices

EFA is organising next November our annual Meet and Greet training, under the theme of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and patients’ involvement. It will take place on 7 and 8 November at EFA offic ...

Read more...

MyAirCoach, EFA’s smart inhaler project, has been recognised as an instrument that “provides better ways of treating asthma and helps scientists understand what is driving this growing global epidemic ...

Read more...

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 ...

Read more...

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 ...

Read more...

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