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EFA at EMA meetings

01 January 2012
- Medicines
On 30th November EFA board member Lina Buzermaniene and EFA COPD advisor Michael Wilken took part in the Patients and Consumers Working Party (PCWP) meeting...

EMA adopts implementation plan for its 'Road map to 2015'

01 January 2012
- Medicines
The management board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a new document entitled "Implementing the European Medicines Agency's Road map...

Polish Presidency conference on inequalities in healthcare held

01 January 2012
On the 7-8 of November in Poznan, Poland, the Polish Presidency of the EU organised a conference entitled 'Solidarity in Health. Closing the health gap...

Former EFA President speaks at COPD conference in Shanghai

01 January 2012
Europe
COPD
The International COPD Coalition (ICC) was pleased to announce that 480 people participated in the Second World Conference of COPD Patient Organisations...

2nd EFA COPD Workshop held

01 January 2012
EU
COPD
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...

Launch of EFA Respiratory Allergy Book at European Parliament

01 January 2012
Europe, International
Allergy
- Air Quality
On the 22 of November, EFA marked the launch of its new book on respiratory allergies. The event took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. The...

Council adopts conclusions on chronic respiratory diseases

01 January 2012
The Council of the European Union, which represents EU Member States, has unanimously adopted conclusions at ministerial level on "prevention, early diagnosis...

Launch Event of EFA Allergy Book and Call to Action

28 November 2011
EU, Europe, International
Allergy
- Air Quality
EFA hosted an event in Room A5E-3 (Alteiro Spinelli Building) at the European Parliament in Brussels to launch the EFA Book on Respiratory Allergies in...

EFA Book on Respiratory Allergy in Europe: Relieve the Burden

22 November 2011
Europe, International
Allergy
- Air Quality
This book, published in November 2011, contains the first comprehensive survey of its kind conducted “by patients, for patients” reporting on the diagnosis,...

EU Policymakers and the European Allergy Community Joins EFA

22 November 2011
Europe
Allergy, Food Allergy
Brussels, 22 November 2011 - The statistics speak for themselves: 1 in every 2 Europeans will suffer from an allergy by 2015, but what's worse is that...

Press Release: World COPD Day 2011

15 November 2011
COPD
Policymakers to prevent Europe from suffocating Brussels, 15 November 2011 - EFA commemorates World COPD Day 2011 with a press relese to simultaneously...

HealthVent - EU funded project

01 November 2011
EU
- Air Quality
HealthVent is a project designed to help develop ‘health-based’ ventilation guidelines for European countries, which would aid in the protection...

EFA Event: EFA AGM and Network meeting 2010 in Paris

01 November 2011
EFA will hold an annual general meeting of members on the 6th of May, followed by a networking meeting on the 7th of May. Members will have the opportunity...

Identifying research for the study of drug-related PML

01 September 2011
On the 25th and 26th of July EFA President Breda Flood attended a European Medicines Agency (EMA) workshop on reducing the burden of drug-related progressive...

Guidelines on development of medicines for children

01 September 2011
The need for new guidelines for developing medicines for children has resulted from the entry into force in January 2007 of EU Regulation EC No 1901/2006...

Sweden to push EU to ban more chemicals from consumer goods

01 September 2011
Sweden
- Chemicals
Swedish chemicals agency Kemi has announced it wants more action on the use chemicals in consumer goods in Europe. Its newly published strategy follows...

EFA and members attend annual ERS Congress in Amsterdam

01 September 2011
The European Respiratory Society presented its priorities for respiratory medicine for the next decade on the 6th of September at the European Parliament....

EMA Patients and Consumer Working Party meetings

01 September 2011
- Medicines
  On 16 & 17 June in London, EFA board member Lina Buzermaniene attended a joint meeting of the European Medicines Agency‘s (EMA) Patients...

New 'ex-smokers are unstoppable' campaign

01 September 2011
Breda Flood, President of EFA, has been invited to become a member of the steering group for a new European Commission campaign entitled 'Ex-smokers are...

AirPROM project launches new website

01 September 2011
EU
Asthma , COPD
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...

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