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When people are asked about their lives with a chronic skin disease like atopic eczema, their answers can bounce back like a reality punch, overturning the perception we have about that disease, and t…

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Next 9th October 2018, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma, is organising an event entitled “How to overcome the barriers to research in chronic NCDs in Europe? The case of al…

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The European Commission launched in May-July a process to gather information on the impact and added value of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives from stakeholders. It is what has been fancily calle…

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The European Commission launched a public consultation to evaluate the 7th Environment Action Programme (7th EAP), which is the strategic document that guides EU policy to reduce pollution in the air,…

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EFA Board Member, Hubert Nettel, had the honour to present in the opening of the 12th Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) General Meeting entitled “The Natural Step to Respirat…

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The proposal for a regulation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) has been high on the agenda of the European Parliament during the last months. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and F…

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In July, our Director Susanna Palkonen chaired a meeting on behalf of the European Patients’ Forum and coordinated by the Association of Medical Research Charities UK (AMRC) to meet the Brexit taskfor…

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For the 1st time this year we will be connecting to transfer knowledge and grow our capacities via online seminars (called webinars!). There will be 6 webinars of 1h30 hours, accessible for EFA Member…

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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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AFPRAL, the French Association for the Prevention of Allergies, has a new elected president, Pascale Couratier, replacing exiting President Véronique Olivier. Pascale has been working for AFPRAL for m…

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To mark #AtopicEczemaDay we have launched a social media filter to raise awareness about a disease that goes beyond the skin. We want to catch people’s attention and force them look behind a skin that…

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EFA's 2018 European report Itching for Life: Quality of Life and costs for people living with severe atopic eczema in Europe uncovers the reality of atopic eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin dis…

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On the 1st European Atopic Eczema Awareness Day New patients report uncovers the reality of severe atopic eczema in Europe

[Press release avaiable in 9 European languages below]

PARIS, 14/09/2018, EAD…

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During 2018 an award winning photographer she has followed 9 European patients for 2 days to know the real lives of people living with atopic eczema. Her pictures will be encapsulated in a photo-jouna…

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Are you a journalist/editor attending EADV in Paris? Then do not miss the Press Briefing prior to the official launch of the report Itching for Life - Quality of Life and costs for people with se…

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Join us during EADV Congress in Paris to know more about the results of the biggest ever quality of life survey on atopic ezcema. (read more...)

September 13th, 2018 17h00 through 18h00

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Next 14th September, we are marking the 1st awareness day around atopic eczema to bring attention to a very common disease touching 1 in 5 children and up to 3% of adults in Europe. Atopic eczema, als…

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In July, the European Parliament committee for Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted its opinion on a report done by the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) o…

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The Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform (GAAPP) of which we are Board Member has launched “Define Your  Asthma”, an educational campaign to “provide knowledge, confidence and impetus for a…

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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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