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1st EFA COPD workshop newsletter

01 September 2011
EU
COPD
Following the success of the first EFA COPD expert workshop in the European Parliament in Brussels on June 29 – attended by COPD patients and their...

Announcement of prioritisation of children's disease

01 September 2011
EFA is very pleased to announce that Poland, which took over the rotating presidency of the EU Council in July, will prioritise children’s allergy and...

EFA Book on COPD in Europe: Sharing and Caring

22 June 2011
Europe, International
COPD
- Air Quality
The EFA Book on COPD was published in June 2010, presenting COPD as a preventable and treatable disease which undermines European society by reducing productivity...

P-A Association celebrates 25 Anniversary

20 June 2011
The AGM of the German member of EFA, the Patientenliga-Atemwegserkrankungen, took place at the end of May this year. The motto of the event was '25 years...

New video game to promote smoking prevention launched

01 June 2011
'Smoky Rabbit' is the name of a new video game just launched to promote tobacco prevention! The game was released on the 31st of May this year, World No...

New treatment for people with COPD

01 June 2011
COPD
- Medicines
At the American Thoracic Society meeting this May the results of two major studies demonstrating the effectiveness of a new treatment in the improvement...

Commission launches “ex-smokers are unstoppable” campaign

01 June 2011
The European Commission has just launched a campaign aimed at encouraging smokers between the ages of 25 and 34 to quit. Unlike previous campaigns, the...

Recommendations on EMA's communications on medicines

01 June 2011
- Medicines
A new independent survey commissioned by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and carried out by Dr Frederic Bouder has provided several new recommendations...

GAAPP board elected at Istanbul meeting

01 June 2011
On June 11 the first AGM and third meeting of the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform (GAAPP), an initiative from EFA took place during the EAACI...

Update on EFA Allergy Awareness project (June 2011)

01 June 2011
Europe
Allergy
- Healthcare
The EFA Respiratory Allergy Awareness project is currently underway and responses to our questionnaire for patient groups have so far been received from...

EFA President Breda Flood speaks at IMI open info day

01 June 2011
The newly elected President of EFA, Breda Flood, was invited by IMI (the Innovative Medicines Initiative) in June to speak at an ‘open information day’...

MEP Catherine Stihler hosts EU Parliament reception on COPD

01 June 2011
EU
COPD
On the 15th of June, MEP Catherine Stihler hosted a dinner reception in the European Parliament in Brussels to present and discuss the need for a comprehensive...

Introducing new EFA board

01 June 2011
EFA has elected a new board and President at theits 20 year anniversarycelebration AGM in Paris on the 6th of May this year! Breda Flood of the Asthma...

EFA attends DIA EuroMeeting in Geneva

21 May 2011
EFA board member Lina Buzermaniene has been granted patient fellowship of the Drug Information Association (DIA), and attended the DIA EuroMeeting in Geneva...

EPF AGM and Capacity Building Seminar

20 May 2011
On April 12th and 13th, Susanna Palkonen and Breda Flood attendedthe European Patients' Forum's Annual General Meeting and Capacity BuildingSeminar in...

National campaign on patient education in asthma

04 May 2011
France
Asthma
The French Association Asthme & Allergies will celebrate World Asthma Day by promoting “asthma schools” in France Patient education has...

Press Release: Virtual lung models set to personalise asthma and COPD treatment

03 May 2011
EU
Asthma , COPD
Virtual lung models set to personalise asthma and COPD treatment World Asthma Day 2011 (3 May) - A team of international experts are set to develop a...

Art contest to show what life is like with asthma

03 May 2011
EU, Netherlands
Asthma
On World Asthma Day 2011 (3 May), people with asthma and severe asthma in Europe are being encouraged to get creative for a unique art contest which will...

EFA AGM and Network Meeting in Paris on May 6th & 7th

01 May 2011

Telehealth Campaign launched

01 May 2011
The Telehealth Campaign, an initiative of several patient, hospital and health industry stakeholders (including the European Patients' Forum, of which...

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