Finding solutions to ease “may contain” labelling in foods
On the 23rd of September the EFA Food Allergy Working Group held a teleconference to discuss the unmet needs of people with food allergy. Members presented “may contain” best and worst practices in  ...

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Sharing best practice in patient education materials
Following its launch meeting in May 2015, EFA Patient Education Working Group held a teleconference on the 9th of September to discuss the group’s priorities for 2015 and 2016. All the participants  ...

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EFA gathering of asthma and allergy experts
On the 15th of September, EFA Members travelled to Brussels to participate in a face-to-face meeting of the EFA Asthma and Allergy Working Group. The meeting took place just before the EARIP event org ...

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Upcoming health opportunities under Horizon 2020
In mid September the EFA Projects team attended a European Commission event aimed at organisations involved and interested in the Horizon 2020 research programme. The event focused on partnership ...

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6,000 Poles get their lungs tested during the Polish Spirometry Days
From 14 to 19 September, EFA Member the Polish Federation of Asthma, Allergy and COPD Patients celebrated the 3rd Polish Spirometry Days event. The campaign slogan was  “Breathe Clean Air” (Oddyc ...

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ASI inhaler technique campaign
EFA Member the Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI) and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) have run an Inhaler Technique awareness campaign to encourage people with asthma to check that they are using their in ...

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Social determinants at the root of health inequalities in Europe
Every three years the World Health Organisation (WHO) publishes a snapshot of the health situation in the European Region.  The document gives recommendations on how to progress towards health an ...

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EU pharmaceutical regulation celebrates 50 years
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the first law on the authorisation of pharmaceuticals at EU level.  This law set the basis for some of the key principles that are still valid t ...

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Registration open: Precision medicine in allergy symposium at Parliament
On the 14th of October EFA President Christine Rolland will speak at the “European need for precision medicine in allergy and airways diseases” symposium. The event is jointly organised by the Europea ...

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Making the case of COPD patients needs at ERS
Are you attending the European Respiratory Society Congress 2015? Let’s meet up! This year we will be presenting our latest research on COPD care in Europe, that shows we are far from having harmonise ...

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We can curve down asthma – join us!
We invite you to the EARIP Stakeholder Workshop that we will be holding in Brussels next Tuesday the 15th of September from 15,00 to 17,00. The event will be built on the European Asthma Research and  ...

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Innovation, air quality and food labelling, the priorities to follow after the summer
It is been one year the Comission and Parliament started their mandates and until the end of 2015 this time will be translated into new policy developments important for patients. We will follow close ...

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EFA brings the patients' perspective to the WHO Global Alliance Against Respiratory Diseases
Did you know that some time back the World Health Organisation decided to put spotlight on respiratory diseases, including asthma and COPD and established GARD - the Global Alliance against chronic Re ...

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Patients issue recommendations to improve EU cross-border healthcare
On the 2nd of July, EFA contributed to the European Patient Forum (EPF) conference on Cross-Border Healthcare an event that followed the discussions on the implementation of the “directive on the appl ...

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Eurostat: Europe’s investement on disease prevention remains scarce
According to the latest Eurostat report on European governments’ investemnt on health, social protection is the area where countries expend the most in all EU Member States. Although its importance va ...

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The Riga Roadmap: a path to invest in health and wellbeing in Europe
On the 29-30th of June, EU Policy and Membership Officer Jelena Malinina attended the Universal Health Conference in Riga, Latvia, which was held to conclude the Latvian Presidency of the European Uni ...

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European Forum Alpbach Summer School
From the 19th to the 27th of August, EFA Senior Advisor and Young Gasteiner Roberta Savli took part in the Summer School in European Health Care and Social Systems in Transition organised by the Medic ...

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RRI-ICT: enhancing responsibility in technological research
DG CONNECT and RRI-ICT Forum (Responsible Research and Innovation in Information and Communication Technology) organized the first RRI-ICT event on July 8-9, 2015 to discuss about how to enact a respo ...

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Lessons from pilot projects on COPD: United4Health
The United4Health User Policy Advisory Board (UPAB) met on the 6th of July to discuss the health condition of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), one of the three core chronic  ...

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Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association calls for national strategy for allergies
Approximately 2 million Swedes have some form of allergy and of these, around 800,000 recognise a burden so big that it affects their daily lives. According to EFA Member the Swedish Asthma and Allerg ...

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