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EU Policy update (October 2013)
Tobacco Product Directive vote in European Parliament In the last issue of eZine we informed you that the debate and the vote on the Tobacco Product Directive had been postponed. The vote in the ple ...

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EFA-ECC event on COPD
EFA/ECC event to mark the 2013 World COPD Day EFA in collaboration with the European COPD Coalition is preparing joint event to mark the 2013 World COPD Day and as a platform to launch the results o ...

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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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EU Asthma Projects update
EFA Partners in the New Project (EARIP) that Kicks off in September 2013 An exciting new European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP), led by Asthma UK and funded by the EU Research  ...

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EU Policy update (September 2013)
Adoption of a strong Tobacco Products Directive in danger! The European Parliament rescheduled the debate and the vote on the Tobacco Products Directive which should have taken place in September 20 ...

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EFA/ECC event to mark the 2013 World COPD Day
The conference "What role for diseases and patients in shaping Horizon 2020? – A COPD case study of patient involvement" under the patronage of the EU Lithuanian presidency will mark the 2013 Wor ...

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EU Policy update (August 2013)
The ENVI Committee protected health of EU citizens, not interests of the tobacco industry The ENVI Committee, the leading Committee responsible for the Tobacco Products Directive at the European Par ...

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EFA Projects Round-up (August 2013)
EFA’s survey on minimum standards for COPD care in Europe completed This year, EFA conducted a survey to evaluate the minimal standards of care for COPD patients in Europe as viewed by the pat ...

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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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World COPD Day
World COPD Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with health care professionals and COPD patient groups throughout the world. Its aim i ...

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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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1st International Workshop on Lung Health, The New Paradigms (COPD)
The 1st International Workshop on Lung Health, COPD: the New Paradigms is the first edition of a series and it is designed to be an expert, international and multi-disciplinary mee ...

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EU Policy update (June 2013)
Tobacco Product Directive Watered Down The proposed Tobacco Product Directive was discussed in committees at the European Parliament as well as by the EU health ministers at the Council of the Europ ...

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EFA Project Symposium: Patients with Allergy Call to Action
EFA symposium on the Call to Action on respiratory allergies On June 2013 EFA, in collaboration with EAACI and WAO, organised a symposium on its Call to Action on respiratory allergies. The event na ...

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EFA Projects Round-up May 2013
EFA COPD Project – Minimum Standards for COPD Care for Europe! In May, EFA office finalised the new questionnaire outlining the guidelines for minimum standardisation of care for COPD patients ...

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EU Policy update (May 2013)
Tobacco Product Directive On May 30 the ENVI Committee discussed amendments to the proposed Tobacco Product Directive, which is currently being discussed at the European Parliament. More than 1360 a ...

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Expertise in Allergy At Risk!
EFA hands over its Allergy Alert Paper On the World Asthma Day of May 7, 2013 the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patient’s Associations (EFA) handed over an Allergy Alert Paper  ...

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New free allergy track app launched
Allergy Track is a new mobile app which helps people suffering from allergy to stay on track with their allergic and respiratory symptoms during critical periods and helps measuring the impact of thei ...

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Policy update (April 2013)
The 7th Environmental Action Programme In April the ENVI committee of the European Parliament adopted amendments to the 7th Environmental Action Programme. According to the committee the E ...

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European COPD Audit & British Thoracic Society Joint Seminar
This seminar will aim to bring together a consensus across as many European respiratory delegates as possible to design European COPD care bundles as tools to improve the quality of care provided to p ...

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