• 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

We are members of the Digital Health group at EPF
The European Patients Forum (EPF) has recently launched a working group to guide and support its strategy on digital health with the aim of positioning the patient community as a driver of innovation  ...

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We want a future cooperation on HTA with patients at the center
On the 5thof June, we attended “What future for EU cooperation on HTA?” organised by the European Parliament Interest Group on Access to HealthCare, in cooperation with the Patient Access Partnership  ...

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Myaircoach in MedTech week
For the 4th time, national associations and companies active on medical devices organised from 4-8 June activities across Europe to promote the value of life-changing technologies. This year MedTech ...

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IMI and its 10 years of medical innovation, the example of U-BIOPRED
On June 27th we were 400 participants to celebrate an outstanding achievement on medical research. In the last ten years, the Innovative Medicine Initiative has done more than 100 European projects an ...

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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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MyAirCoach presented at HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 conference
Technology nowadays allows patients to be surrounded with actionable data and knowledge. Sensors and trackers represent the core of the latest innovations to bring a support to us for living a heal ...

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EFA Patients at BBMRI-ERIC Stakeholder Forum
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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European Commission proposal on HTA: good news for patients
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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The promising future of myAirCoach smart inhaler
In January 2015 the myAirCoach consortium met for the first time in Thessaloniki. Three years later we came back to Greece with lots of excitement for finally seeing the myAirCoach mobile asthma monit ...

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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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What's new - Medical devices

The European Patients Forum (EPF) has recently launched a working group to guide and support its strategy on digital health with the aim of positioning the patient community as a driver of innovation  ...

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On the 5thof June, we attended “What future for EU cooperation on HTA?” organised by the European Parliament Interest Group on Access to HealthCare, in cooperation with the Patient Access Partnership  ...

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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