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Registration to EFA Annual General Meeting, Iceland 2020

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European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA)

Annual General Meeting of Members



30th 09:30 to 31st March 17:30 2020

Grand Hotel Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland

Hosted by the Asthma and Allergy Association of Iceland and

the Icelandic Lung Association



Monday, 30 March

08:30 - 09:00

EFA Board Meeting /board members only

09:00 - 09:30

Registration + coffee/tea

09:30 - 12:30

AGM Business Session


Welcome to Iceland

  1. Approval of the agenda
  2. Election of tellers, chairperson and secretary of the meeting
  3. Minutes of the AGM 2019
  4. Membership requests
  5. Motions from members and the board
  6. Activity report 2019, Susanna Palkonen, Director
  7. Accounts 2019 and Auditors report 2019, Carla Jones, Secretary of the Board
  8. Discharge of the board and auditors
  9. Budget forecast 2020, Giuseppe De Carlo, Director of Operations and Projects
  10. Workplan 2020, Susanna Palkonen
  11. Membership fee
  12. Election of the Board 2020-2022 (president and two members of the board will be elected), Erna Botjes, Vice President
  13. Closing of the meeting

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 15:30

EFA AGM 2020-2025 Strategy session: Inform, Prevent and Care

Introduction to draft EFA strategy

Review of EFA objectives and prioritizing actions

Breakout groups:

- Inform

- Prevent

- Care

15:30 - 15:45

EFA Photo 

15:45 - 16:15


16:15 - 18:00

Sharing your organisation’s recent success, goals or plans on PREVENTION

Presentations and/or posters from members

18:00 - 19:00


19:00 - 21:00



Tuesday, 31st March

09:00 - 12:00

EFA Members Working Groups


  1. Share best practices from members
  2. Define priorities for the working groups for 2020 in light of the EFA strategy, EU health policy programme, national priorities and joint projects

09:00 - 10:25

Parallel: COPD WG and Food Allergy WG

10:25 – 10:40


10:40 – 12:00

Parallel: Asthma WG and Atopic Eczema WG

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 - 16:00

Inform, Prevent and Care: Focus on clean air in Europe Zero air pollution by 2050? EU Green Deal and Healthy Breathing


Chairs: Frida, Icelandic Allergy and Asthma Association and EFA board representative

Learnings from Iceland on combatting air pollution, Icelandic policy maker or top scientific tbc 

INFORM: Keynote on where do we stand now in Europe: how clean is clean, who is polluting, status in Europe, Effects on allergy, asthma, COPD (Dr Omar Usmani, Imperial College London)


PREVENT: what are we doing now, what is the policy, what are the solutions (Dorota Jarosinska, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health)


Coffee Break

CARE: Empowering people with allergy, asthma and COPD through the use of digital tools and innovative solutions to support preventative self-management, Ioana Agache (Past-President, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI))


----Poll for Priorities for Patients’ Green Deal--- moderated by Sofia Romagosa, EFA Patient Engagement and Project Officer and Panagiotis Chaslaridis, EFA Policy Adviser

16:00 - 16:10


16:10 – 17:30

EFA Members Working Groups

Parallel: Prevention WG and Patient Education WG


Free evening




30th March, 2020 8:00 AM through 31st March, 2020 5:00 PM
Grand Hótel Reykjavík
Sigtún 38
Reykjavík, 105