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We spoke about adrenaline auto-injectors at the 2019 EAACI 2019 Congress

20 June 2019
EU
Food Allergy
- Healthcare, - Medicines
EFA participated in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress, celebrated in Lisbon from 1st to 5th June. The Congress is...

EFA response to EFSA consultation on the appropriate age for food diversification on babies

20 June 2019
EU
- Healthcare
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched in April a public consultation on the appropriate age for the introduction of complementary feeding...

EFA response to EMA consultation on information on lactose

20 June 2019
EU
Food Allergy
- Food Safety, - Healthcare
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation that discussed the ‘Information for the package leaflet regarding lactose used as...

Push for an EU strategic framework to prevent non-communicable diseases

20 June 2019
EU
Other Diseases
- Healthcare
The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the Non-communicable Disease Alliance (NCD) have  ...

New EU rules on tobacco distribution

20 June 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Tobacco & Smoking
The European Commission Directorate General on Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow) has introduced a draft act amending the Act...

Evaluation of the EU Environmental Action Programme: indoor and outdoor air quality failing

20 June 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Air Quality
On May 15, the European Commission released its evaluation of the 7th Environmental Action Programme (EAP), which entered into force in 2014 and runs until...

EFA at ECHA Safer Chemicals conference

20 June 2019
EU
- Chemicals
EFA participated in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) conference on Safer Chemicals, which took place in Helsinki on May 22nd. As official ECHA stakeholders,...

EFA at the EU Green Week 2019

20 June 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Air Quality, - Healthcare
The implementation of environmental legislation was also the main topic of this year’s EU Green Week, which took place in several cities across Europe...

Finnish EU Presidency Programme: Health insights

20 June 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
From 1st of July onwards, Finland will lead the European Council’s work for six months. The Scandinavian country plans to focus on the Economy of Wellbeing...

EFA atopic eczema scientific publications

20 June 2019
EU
Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
Our study ITCHING FOR LIFE – Quality of Life and costs for people with severe atopic eczema in Europe continues to be to date the largest survey conducted...

Apply to participate in the IMI pool of patient experts

20 June 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare, - Medicines
The Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) is a public-private partnership between the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry. It is working...

FFAAIR celebrates its Annual Congress

20 June 2019
France
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
In May 2019, EFA Member Fédération Française des Associations et Amicales de malades insuffisants ou handicapés Respiratoires (FFAIR) held its Annual...

Swedish Heart & Lung Association Congress

20 June 2019
Sweden
Asthma , COPD

By the end of May, EFA member Riksförbundet HjärtLung held its annual congress.

Congratulations to President Inger Ros for her re-election!

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aha! Swiss Allergy Center: Annual Report 2018

20 June 2019
Switzerland
Allergy

EFA Member, aha! Swiss Allergy Center has published its annual report 2018. The digital version can be found here.    

FENAER launches its first Satellite Congress

20 June 2019
Spain
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
EFA Spanish Member Federación Española de Asociaciones de pacientes alérgicos y con Enfermedades Respiratorias (FENAER) held its first online congress...

New Allergy & Asthma Foundation campaign focuses on hay fever in Denmark

20 June 2019
Denmark
Allergy
- Air Quality
In Denmark, up to one million people live with pollen allergy. Despite most of them are experiencing symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing and red eyes,...

French Eczema Association celebrates Eczema Day

20 June 2019
France
Allergy, Other Diseases

On June 1st, EFA French Member, Association Française de l'Eczéma celebrated the national Eczema Day with a conference in Paris.

World No Tobacco Day will emphasise lung health

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Tobacco & Smoking
This World No Tobacco Day will be a great opportunity to reflect on the effects tobacco has on our respiratory health, as our lungs and airways will be...

EFA signs joint letter to Codex Alimentarius Commission on food allergen labelling

20 May 2019
EU
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
EFA has co-signed a joint letter addressed to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), the body responsible for all matters regarding the implementation...

Event report of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma published

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma , Allergy
- Air Quality, - Tobacco & Smoking, - Healthcare, - Medicines
On 20th March, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma, co-run by EFA and EAACI, organised at the European Parliament a Breakfast...

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