Test your allergies at the European Parliament
The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma will gather on the 26th of April to discuss how to improve allergy prevention and care in the European Union. The meeting will follow the E ...

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Horizon 2020 Success Story – MeDALL project brings new insights into allergy
The MeDALL project ended in May with a public event organized by EFA at the European Parliament. During its 5 years of implementation MeDALL partners investigated the mechanisms of allergy from early  ...

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Exciting Developments in Pollen Forecasting in the UK
Around 5% of the adult UK population has reported suffering hay fever and around 10% suffer asthma, which can be aggravated by pollen. With approximately 150 different species of grass in the UK ident ...

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Product Recall: Allergy Immunotherapy Products (APSIs)
On 2nd December the French Health Authority, l’Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), announced its decision to temporarily suspend all medicinal products produced ...

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Patient Education Materials from EFA Members
As part of the activity of the EFA Patient Education Working Group, we have collected samples of best practice patient education materials developed by EFA Members. The patient education materials c ...

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The Campaign for Clean Air, Update on NEC Vote
Over 400,000 people die prematurely each year because of air pollution, and the European Commission estimates that the health-related costs in the EU range from 390 to 940 billion euros per year.  ...

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European Need for Precision Medicine in Allergy and Airways Disease
Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. While significant a ...

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Has your organisation developed patient education materials? Please share them with us!
By the end of 2015 EFA aims to collect samples of best practice patient education materials, developed by EFA Members, in the areas of asthma, allergy and COPD. These materials will be published on a  ...

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Presentation to the Italian Association of Allergologists
On the 22nd of October, EFA EU Senior Advisor, Roberta Savli, was invited to talk about the management of allergy and anaphylaxis in public spaces at the annual congress of the Italian Association of  ...

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Which priorities for a European policy on multimorbidity?
On the 27th of October, EFA EU Policy and Membership Officer Jelena Malinina attended the conference on multimorbidity organised by the European Commission (EC). The conference highlighted the curre ...

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The World Allergy Organisation Guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis
In October, The World Allergy Organisation (WAO) published Guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis providing a unique global perspective on this increasingly common, potentially li ...

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Scoping study on communication to address and prevent chronic diseases: Final Report
The Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission released the Final Report on the scoping study on communication in preventing and addressing chronic diseases. The study ...

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Towards a Tobacco Free Europe
On the 19th-21st of October, EFA representative at the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) Roberta Savli participated in their network meeting and capacity building workshop. To ...

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Press Release: Will the European Parliament confirm its commitment to clean air & better health?
Air pollution is often considered as an environmental issue, rather than a health matter when in fact over 400,000 Europeans die prematurely from the effects of air pollution every year. This is 10 ti ...

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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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Perfume free: new national campaign by Nordic patients
In October EFA Member Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation will launch it's perfume free week, a campaign shared with other nordic sister associations in Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. T ...

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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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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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