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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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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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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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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Food and allergens: Our contribution to Expo Milan
Since May, Expo Milano (the Universal Exhibition celebrated in Milan, Italy), has hosted the ideas of more than 140 participating countries on one topic: how to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient  ...

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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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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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EMA recommends more education materials on the use of adrenaline auto-injectors
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended several measures to ensure that patients and carers use adrenaline auto-injectors successfully. Among the measures, EMA suggests introducting more e ...

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Belgian allergy association seeks urgent support to continue its activities
During the last three years, EFA Belgian Member Prevention des Allergies has been facing serious financial difficulties that cannot be met any longer. The organisation is seeking support to continue i ...

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Emergency anaphylasis, a French patient-led campaign
Last June EFA Member the French Assocaition for Allergy Prevention (AFPRAL) launched a major awareness campaign to improve knowledge on how to perform lifesaving care in case of anaphylactic shock. Th ...

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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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Many UK takeaways do not comply with allergen labelling legislation
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has recently published a report showing many takeaways in the United Kingdom are still not adhering to the new EU food allergy regulations, putting peop ...

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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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Could genetically modified plants be beneficial for people with allergies?
On the 17th of June, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) organised a workshop on the allergenicity assessment of genetically modified plants, gathering over 80 international experts. Following t ...

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EFA Members news (April 2015)
This month patients associations have mobilized at national level through a wide variety of activities to raise awareness about allergy (UK), indoor air quality in schools (Sweden), asthma (Finland),  ...

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Food labelling
Food is an essential for human life, and is the easiest way to maintain and improve our health condition. However, food allergy is not rare: 1 in 5 Europeans suffer from food reactions and 7 million E ...

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