Call to have spare adreline autoinjectors in UK schools
EFA Member Allergy UK has published the results of a survey to gather patient views on the availability of adrenaline auto injectors on educational establishments. Adrenaline auto-injector devices are ...

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Spanish patients input the national Guidelines for Asthma Management (GEMA 4.0)
Although the new fourth revision of the Spanish Guidelines for Asthma Management is addressed for professional use, many patients have been directly involved in their update and implementation. EFA Me ...

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Patients’ input in research: the soonest and the deepest, the better
The involvement of patients in research projects is often limited to the participation in clinical trials or other forms of research where patients provide samples. To overcome this common limitation, ...

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Patients vision to prevent allergy at EAACI Congress
If healthcare professionals, patients, industry leaders and policy makers join forces to reduce the burden of allergy, allergy prevention can be achieved in the future. That is the vision we presented ...

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FFAAIR Celebrates Annual Congress
EFA Member FFAAIR (Fédération Française des Associations et Amicales de malades, Insuffisants ou handicapés Respiratoires) met on 5-7 June in Grenoble to celebrate its 27th Annual General Meeting. Mor ...

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Asthma and COPD patients leading healthcare – Project pilot in Spain
EFA EU Policy and Membership Office Jelena Malinina attended the final conference of the EU funded project PALANTE presented eHealth solutions devoted to enhancing the role of patients in the manageme ...

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European Health Parliament issues 7 recommendations to improve healthcare
The European Health Parliament (EHP) – a pan-European platform of 80 young healthcare experts, has issued recommendations on the European healthcare, covering aspects relevant to patients such as pati ...

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EFA Young Gasteiner meets EU Health Cabinet
On the 3rd of June, Senior EU Policy Advisor and Young Gasteiner Roberta Savli met with the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Public Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis to discuss the health pri ...

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Getting closer to solve the severe asthma puzzle - U-BIOPRED Results Symposium
On the 24th of June, researchers, healthcare professionals, industry and patient advocates gathered in Leuven for the U-BIOPRED results symposium. U-BIOPRED is an IMI funded project aimed at increasin ...

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Medicines initiative opens the way for more patient involvement
IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) is Europe's largest public-private initiative seeking to speed up the development of better and safer medicines for patients. This year’s IMI forum counted on m ...

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Launch of Patient Empowerment campaign
On 20-21 May, EFA participated at the European Patients' Forum (EPF) Conference on Patient Empowerment. The conference served to gather all partners involved in healthcare and the involvement of patie ...

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Two days to reflect on tobacco consequences to our health
Two days to reflect on tobacco consequences to our children’s health On the 26th of May, our partner organisation European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) organised a special event ...

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Four more MEPs support the EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma
On the 6th May, one day after the World Asthma Day, EFA President Breda Flood and the leadership of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) met with several Members of the Euro ...

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Save the Date: MeDALL Results Symposium
We are pleased to announce on behalf of the MeDALL Consortium the celebration of the event “Are Europeans developing more allergies? – From research to policies”, an event at the European Parliam ...

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EU Projects update (April 2015)
In April we launched a call for asthma patients who wish to become experts in myAirCoach consortium, an EU research project that is developing a mobile health system to self-manage asthma. We also par ...

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EFA in Meetings (April 2015)
In April we had the pleasure to participate in a training on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to increase patient involvement in development of medicines and medical devices. We also travelled to Sw ...

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Harmonising COPD Care in Europe - EFA project
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a preventable and treatable disease that causes inflammation of the lungs, damages the lung tissue and narrows the airways provoking a significant burde ...

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New EP Group on Asthma and Allergy
MEPs Sirpa Pietikainen and Nessa Childers, patients and doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group to take actions on allergy and asthma in Europe, launched on 25 March at the European Parliament ...

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EFA COPD Projects update (March 2015)
We are delighted to share with you our new report to harmonise prevention, care and rehabilitation for COPD patients across Europe! The report focused on healthcare systems and policies in 19 Europe a ...

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EFA in events (March 2015)
Much new evidence of interest for allergy, asthma and COPD patients was published in March. We attended the launch of the EMA 20th years anniversary, the Roadmap for sustainable care, the EEA State of ...

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