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The ABC to lead actions on Chronic Respiratory Diseases in Europe


11 Jan 2017 15:00 to 16:30


European Parliament
Meeting Room A1E-1
1047  Bruxelles


Health & Consumers

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Event Description

The ABC to lead actions on Chronic Respiratory Diseases in Europe


Brief Introduction

Chronic respiratory diseases account for more than 315,000 Europeans dying every year. Diseases such as respiratory allergy, asthma and COPD cost more than €300 billion to Europe’s economy annually. How can we act to reduce the burden of these diseases on both patients and Europe’s health and long-term care systems?

This event will serve as the grand finale to our #BreatheMission campaign to ask Members of the European Parliament to take action against chronic respiratory diseases by signing the written declaration 115/2016 on chronic respiratory diseases.

The sessions will facilitate energetic and participatory discussions as we look from a range of perspectives at the importance of taking care of the respiratory health of European citizens, and how we can work to tackle the issue and improve treatment and care for patients. 


Co-hosted by MEP Karin Kadenbach, S&D, Austria and MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, EPP, Finland
Mikaela Odemyr, EFA 
Prof. John Wright, London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Andrzej Rys, European Commission (TBC)
Antonella Muraro, EAACI European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (TBC)
Guy Joos, ERS European Respiratory Society
Cornel Radu-Loghin, ENSP European Network for Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control

January 11th, 2017 3:00 PM   through   4:30 PM
European Parliament
Meeting Room A1E-1