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IMI Stakeholder Forum 2016 took place in Brussels on 28 – 29 September.

During the first day, the IMI scientific team provided an overview of IMI’s upcoming Call for proposals, to be launched in Octob…

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The MobileHCI 2016 Conference took place in Florence from 6th to 9th September 2016 to discuss about human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services, broadly known as mHealth. myAirCoach E…

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For patients’ organisations, ethics and transparency are key values. However, practice is more difficult than it looks like, especially because these principles do not apply to the relationship with s…

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In September EFA held the first Teleconference among EFA Members interested in sharing and learning about communications at European and national levels. The Communications Network serves as a platfor…

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Thank you to all respondents of EFA Patient Education Survey!

The survey is an initiative of EFA Patient Education working group that aimed to know more about the education for patients in European co…

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) organised a workshop on Social Media arising from the work of EMA Social Media Topic Group. EFA Isabel Proaño is member of the topic group. The workshop gathered pa…

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We would like to welcome Ms. Averil Power, who has been appointed as chief executive officer of EFA Member the Asthma Society of Ireland, substituting Sharon Cosgrove.

Averil Power said, “I am honoure…

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EFA Member Food Allergy Italia organized on the 18th September in Padua the 12th edition of "A day of sports together" in collaboration with the Italian Celiac Association Veneto Section, the State Po…

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The European Pulmonary Hipertension Assocation has launched a call to action to improve Organ Donation and Transplantation across the EU. Organ transplantation is vital for the treatment and quality o…

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Mr. Wilhelmus Henricus Joannes Maria Wientjens passed away in peace last 28th July 2016. He was an asthma patient and a devoted diabetes advocate. At EFA, we had the chance and honour to work wit…

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The Anaphylaxis Campaign association, a UK charity representing severe food allergy patients, is likely to join EFA Membership during the 2017 AGM, after EFA's Board approved its application to become…

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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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28 European patients associations are joining their forces to reduce the burden of asthma through a call for increased investments in research. The Malaga-London declaration, put forward at EFA’s 2016…

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The 26th International Congress of the European Respiratory Society, the largest meeting in the world in the respiratory field, with more than 20.000 participants expected, is starting this Saturday i…

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Our latest survey on adherence to treatment of young patients with asthma will be presented at the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), the most influential EU health policy conference that will take…

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EFA was invited to open the European Symposium on Aerobiology celebrated in Lyon from the 18th-22nd July. The event was organised by the European Aerobiology Society and aimed to share latest research…

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During the summer, EFA had the chance to provide feedback on the development of the work programme 2018-2020 of Horizon 2020 (the European Union’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme) in respo…

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In August we sent our comments to the European Commission open consultation on the summary of results of clinical trials for laypersons.

This consultation follows the new clinical trials regulation th…

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EFA co-signed with others 29 NGOs an open letter to the President and Government of the Republic of Croatia and of Serbia expressing deep concerns regarding the close relations between tobacco industr…

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EFA, in partnership with ENSP, is planning to reply to the open consultation with the purpose to collect inputs for implementing an EU system traceability and security features, as required under Arti…

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