COPD as a Priority Disease
COPD finally declared a priority disease by WHO Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was for the first time listed as one of the priorities in the latest World Health Organisation’s (WHO) " ...

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World COPD Day
World COPD Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with health care professionals and COPD patient groups throughout the world. Its aim i ...

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1st International Workshop on Lung Health, The New Paradigms (COPD)
The 1st International Workshop on Lung Health, COPD: the New Paradigms is the first edition of a series and it is designed to be an expert, international and multi-disciplinary mee ...

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EFA Projects Round-up May 2013
EFA COPD Project – Minimum Standards for COPD Care for Europe! In May, EFA office finalised the new questionnaire outlining the guidelines for minimum standardisation of care for COPD patients ...

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European COPD Audit & British Thoracic Society Joint Seminar
This seminar will aim to bring together a consensus across as many European respiratory delegates as possible to design European COPD care bundles as tools to improve the quality of care provided to p ...

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AirPROM Annual General Meeting
The AirPROM Annual General Meeting for all members of the project to meet and discuss progress and future targets. More information about the AirPROM project here.
PROactive – measuring the physical activity of COPD patients
PROactive is a European project funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking (IMI-JU) under the auspices of the European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Ind ...

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EFA Oxygen Harmonisation Project Calls for Patient Stories and Inquiries
EFA Oxygen Harmonisation project Calls for Patient Stories and Inquiries In order to make the Oxygen Harmonisation Project a great success, it was agreed to collect real life stories and inquiries f ...

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Member News - November 2012
World COPD day!EFA members from Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Spain and Sweden all marked World COPD Day in their home countries through a large number of activities. In France FFAAIR reported t ...

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COPD Patients' Association approves annual activities
The Italian COPD Patients' Association has recently approved its event and activity programme for 2011. One of the association's main objectives will be to have the Italian Health Ministry's "Essentia ...

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AirPROM
The AirPROM Project seeks to coordinate existing consortia with expertise in various fields like bioengineering and computational modeling to develop an integrated multi-scale airways model. The proje ...

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EFA at the launch of the European COPD Coalition
Susanna Palkonen together with some EFA members took part in the launch event of the ECC at the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Glenis Wilmott. The new Coalition aims to raise awareness and advocat ...

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EFA Working Groups on COPD, Allergy and Severe Asthma
Some of EFA's members participate in working groups designated to serve as forums for discussing specific disease areas. These working groups are open to all EFA members and participants are encourage ...

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EFA COPD project
The EFA COPD project is continuing with the aim of making an 'own initiative report' on COPD in the European Parliament a reality. A final round of meetings with MEPs in Brussels is currently bei ...

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EFA plans new airline oxygen harmonization project
EFA plans new airline oxygen harmonization project All around the world, airlines have separate rules for the use of oxygen in air travel, creating inequalities for passengers who need oxygen suppor ...

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Oxygen Harmonisation Project (closed EFA Project)
Background The EFA Oxygen Harmonization Project was a project officially completed in 2013 and focused on the inequalities which exist in relation to the availability of oxygen during travel on comm ...

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Former EFA President speaks at COPD conference in Shanghai
The International COPD Coalition (ICC) was pleased to announce that 480 people participated in the Second World Conference of COPD Patient Organisations held in Shanghai on 6-7 of November.  ...

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2nd EFA COPD Workshop held
Following the success of the 1st EFA COPD Workshop focussing on prevention and diagnosis held in June, a 2nd Workshop was held on November 9th in the European Parliament in Brussels. This time the foc ...

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Press Release: World COPD Day 2011
Policymakers to prevent Europe from suffocating Brussels, 15 November 2011 - EFA commemorates World COPD Day 2011 with a press relese to simultaneously acknowledge the work accomplished during the S ...

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AirPROM project launches new website
On the 16th of September, the pan-European AirPROM project – in which EFA is partnering, and with the European Lung Foundation (ELF) co-leading on project dissemination to patients and public – launch ...

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