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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 r…

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Every year we are active participants in the most important gathering from the allergologists community, the annual European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress celebrated in…

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As official members of the European Medicines Agency Patients’ and Consumers’ Working Party (PCWP), we are also very active in several of the agency’s topic groups to ensure that the regulatory work d…

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On Thursday 24th May we participated in a workshop on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Medical Technologies organized by MedTech and the European Patients Forum (EPF).

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This 25th May, we took part in a workshop organized by MedTech and the European Patients Forum (EPF) to explore how community care can ensure equal and broad access to medical technologies for patient…

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This May 2018, the World Health Organisation has updated the ambient air quality database, which now covers 4,300 cities in 108 countries. These data are the world’s most comprehensive database on amb…

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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 health…

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The National Conference of the Romanian Society of Clinical Allergology and Immunology took place in Sinaia between the 17th and the 19th of May. As part of the conference, EFA Director Susanna Palko…

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On May 16th EFA Isabel Proaño participated in the official launch of the European Chronic Disease Alliance manifesto, called “Europe’s health deserves the EU’s attention: Investing in chronic disease…

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EFA Member the Spanish Foundation of Allergic and Airways Diseases Patients’ Association (FENAER), launched in May a playful explanatory video for children to learn to use their inhaler properly. It i…

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EFA Member Food Allergy Italia participated in the Food Allergy Awareness Week celebrated in May. Patient associations mobilise people online from the 13th to the 19th of May to show supp…

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On April 16-17, we celebrated our Annual General Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, were EFA Members approved our annual 2017 report, accounts, budget and 2018 workplan. We exchanged on members’ best practi…

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The next morning day, Tuesday 17th, we welcomed six guest speakers who are the top experts on their specialty in a session that explored the future of personalised medicine and clinical data sharing.…

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Health sometimes is not only linked to health ministries but to trade. Last 10th April, the European Commission Single Market directorate, celebrated the European Digital Day adopting several initiati…

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Last 24th of April, EFA, together with the six other organisations, launched the European Union Manifesto on Influenza Vaccination. The Manifesto, which was launched online in March, is now open for s…

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Last 19th of April, EFA together with other 14 organisations published a joint statement on the future of health in the EU, ahead of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council…

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EFA’s president Mikaela Odemyr (Stockholm) and Susanna Palkonen (Brussels) took part in the ERS first ever Satellite symposium, dedicated to where we are with diagnosis, treatment and care for severe…

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Atopic Eczema is a very common inflammatory skin disease for which the predominant symptom is ITCHING. It is often underestimated but the signs and symptoms have a huge impact on patients’ lives. Thos…

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SHARP is a Clinical Research Collaboration promoted by the European Respiratory Society. It stands for Severe Heterogeneous Asthma Research Collaboration, Patient centred and it aims to facilitate stu…

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EFA Member, the Swiss Pulmonary League, has launched eleven learning video clips to help children with asthma manage better their condition. It complements traditional education and helps affected chi…

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