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Art contest to show what life is like with asthma
On World Asthma Day 2011 (3 May), people with asthma and severe asthma in Europe are being encouraged to get creative for a unique art contest which will explore what it is like to live with the condi ...

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EFA in 2nd ICC World Conference of COPD patient organisation
Preparations are underway for the 2nd World Conference of COPD Patient Organisations. This year it will take place on November 6th and 7th in Shanghai, and will be conducted by the International COPD  ...

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U-BIOPRED Asthma Art Contest for people with asthma in EU
The U-BIOPRED project to improve understanding of severe asthma, in which EFA participates as a partner, launched an art contest to bridge the gap between doctors’ understanding of asthma and pa ...

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EFA COPD Project follow-up
After EFA's 'Call to Action' on COPD in the European Parliament in 2010 and the successful launch of the EFA Book on COPD in Europe , plans are now underway for a follow-up project to begin this year. ...

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Announcing the EFA Allergy Awareness Project
EFA has started to work on the 'EFA Allergy Awareness Project', an initiative to raise awareness of respiratory allergies as serious and chronic diseases. The project will highlight the need for act ...

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EFA attends the U-BIOPRED project annual meeting
EFA attended the annual meeting of the U-BIOPRED project in Barcelona on the 17th and 18th of January this year. EFA is a partner in this project, which aims to understand more about severe asthma by  ...

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New Hope for People with Allergy and Future Generations
EFA is delighted to be a partner in the MeDALL project – Mechanisms of the Development of Allergy – a large new research project that will investigate the causes of allergy MeDALL is fun ...

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Astma Fonds launches national COPD risk test
The Netherlands is estimated to have 300,000 people with undiagnosed COPD. Astma Fondsthe Netherlands Asthma Foundation, has launched a COPD risk test in order to identify these sufferers. Based on a  ...

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Global Allergy and Asthma Platform gets organised
The 3rd meeting of the GA²P², the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform, a project initiated by EFA, will be held on the 11th of June 2011 at the Intercontinental (Ceylan Istanbul) Hote ...

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EU support EFA Call to Action on COPD
The European Respiratory Society (ERS), the European Lung Foundation (ELF), the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), the Internationa ...

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Launched Call to Action on COPD at the European Parliament
Just after the EU Open Health Forum on the 30th of June, EFA reunited many stakeholders at the European Parliament in Brussels to make the case for strong European action and cooperation to combat Chr ...

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World Asthma Day in Bulgaria orgamised by ABBA
On World Asthma Day in May the Association organised in 7 cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Varna, Pleven, Berkoziva) in Bulgaria 2000 spirometry tests, as well as games, with the support of Confe ...

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Multidisciplinary centre in allergy needed to prevent asthma
The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF) issued a press release demanding cross-professional centres for diagnosis and treatment of allergy to focus on the relationship between allergy and  ...

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All severe asthma is not the same!
May the 4th is World Asthma Day (WAD), an international annual event to raise awareness on asthma and encourage better care for this people with asthma. Severe Asthma is particularly serious concern ...

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Italian COPD Patient Association BPCO
In order to obtain the revision of the “essential levels of care” of the Italian Ministry of Health and including COPD among the list of chronic disabling diseases, the BPCO organises join ...

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COPD European problem with European solutions
Our event on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease will take place at the European Parliament on the 30th of June, just after the EU Open Health Forum. The EFA Book on COPD in Europe will be presented ...

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Italian COPD Patient Association, events and activities
In May, Associazione Italiana Pazienti BPCO is organising ‘Breathe Day’ - Festa del Respiro, a local initiative of their member associations in Manziana and Frascati in Rome. The objective ...

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World Asthma Day 4th of May is approaching
EFA involved in U-BIOPRED project on understanding severe asthma better EFA is a partner in an EU research project on severe asthma the U-BIOPRED (Unbiased Biomarkers for the Prediction of Respirato ...

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Asthma Highlighted as a Priority in HSE Plan in Ireland
The Asthma Society of Ireland’s Demonstration Project was highlighted last month in the 2010 National Service Plan as part of a programmatic approach to tackling asthma as a chronic disease in b ...

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ASI launches 'control asthma at Christmas' guidance
The Asthma Society of Ireland is alerting people with asthma, especially children, to take special care to avoid asthma triggers this Christmas and winter period. Hidden asthma triggers at Christmas a ...

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