Executive Summary - Patient Advocacy Workshop

This is the Executive Summary of the Patient Advocacy Workshop on Patient Safety which took place in Barcelona from 4-6 February 2016 and gathered over 60 patient representatives from a wide range of immune modulate disease groups.A full report will be made available shortly. Date of issue: 2016-02-06  

EFCCA 2013 GA - Save the date

EFCCA General Assembly 14-17 March 2013 Slovenia Next years General Assembly will take place on 14-17 March 2013 and will be hosted by our Slovenian colleagues from the KVCB. More information will be made available in our "members" area of the website. Date of issue: 2013-03-10  

UEG Week Barcelona 2015

October 24-28, 2015, Barcelona, Spain UEG Week is the largest and most prestigious meeting of its kind in Europe, and many consider it to be the best digestive diseases meeting in the world. It has been running since 1992 and now attracts more than 14,000 people from across the world. It features the latest advances in clinical management, the best research in GI and liver...

The Impact of Perianal Fistulae on a Crohn’s Disease Patient’s Quality of Life

EFCCA is embarking on exciting new research with Takeda to find out the impact of complex perianal fistulae on quality of life from Crohn’s disease patients’ perspective. Crohn’s disease patients both with and without perianal fistulae are invited to participate. The questionnaire has been developed in cooperation with both experts and patient representatives.  It includes questions about...

MEPs propose ways to make medicines more affordable

New medicine prices in the EU have risen over the past few decades, to the point of being unaffordable for many EU citizens and threatening the sustainability of national health care systems.  To strike a better balance between EU countries’ public health interests and those of the pharmaceutical industry, it calls for measures to improve the traceability of R&D costs, public funding...

Biosimilars and Biologics

BAB - Biologics & Biosimilars Survey The European Federation of Crohn´s and Colitis Associations (EFCCA) invites you to participate in this important survey on Biosimilars. The purpose of the survey is to assess patients´ knowledge about biosimilars and to find out to what extent patients are aware of the issues involved around biosimilars medicines. The results of the...

Artificial Nutrition

PACIFHAN assists people travelling with Home Artificial Nutrition “To travel is to live” Hans Christian Andersen Imagine having a complex medical condition and treatment that enables you to live but, when it comes to travelling could pose problems if you find yourself in a medical situation unable to converse in the local language. PACIFHAN is the International Alliance of Patient...

Thank you! Anaemia Survey

Thanks to all those who participated in the Anaemia survey. We will be back soon with its results   Date of issue: 2012-10-10  

White Book on IBD Research funded or promoted by IBD patient associations

This White Book on IBD Research funded or promoted by IBD patient associations was presented at the World Symposium – 18 October 2012, Brussels . The White Book aims to become a handbook and reference that IBD patient associations can use for getting new ideas in developing research-support strategies. Date of issue: 2012-10-18  

"From Health System Sustainability To Promoting Inclusive Growth" - Conference Report

The Lithuanian Health Forum Conference held in Vilnius was organised to consolidate and address the policies, goals, and objectives of the Vilnius Declaration’s “Sustainable Health Systems for Inclusive Growth”, which was developed and circulated internationally during the 2013 European Council Presidency. Hosted by the Lithuanian Parliament, the conference on the 5th of September addressed...