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APF to attend key ILD-INN Annual Conference in October

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis are excited to be attending the ILD-INN Annual Conference in October where we will have a charity stand and be representing the IPF Community with key health professionals. The ILD INN Conference 2017 is a two day event packed with interactive workshops, networking sessions, and discussions promising to be informative, inspirational […]

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European Respiratory Society (ERS) Travel Fellowships

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis would like to support researchers working in pulmonary fibrosis to attend the ERS International Congress in Milan, 9-13th September 2017. The awards of £750 contribute towards costs for conference registration, accommodation and travel. We have three awards available. Applications are now invited from any UK based researcher who has an abstract […]

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APF disappointed with NICE decision to continue discrimination against IPF patients based on lung function tests

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis believes that all patients with IPF should have access to potentially disease modifying therapy and is disappointed that NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) will not change its guidelines and allow the drug pirfenidone to be given to people in the early stages of the disease. Pirfenidone is licensed […]

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APF to attend the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK) conference in September

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis will be attending the PCRS UK conference in September, which is an inspirational programme designed by multi-disciplinary respiratory primary care experts. The Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK) is the UK-wide professional society supporting primary care to deliver high value patient centred respiratory care. Their ultimate vision is “optimal respiratory health […]

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Birmingham student takes on Ironman challenge in memory of his father

Dominic Mears, a 21 year old medical student from the University of Birmingham, will be taking on the Cotswold 113 Half Ironman Triathlon on 4th June 2017 for the charity Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis in memory of his father, Tim Mears. Tim died recently from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) – which has no known cause […]

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The Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis Trustees

As APF has grown from just an idea less than four years ago to a powerful voice for patients we thought you may like to know a little more about the people behind it. We are very proud to be able to say that all our trustees – the people who help run the charity […]

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Inspiring lecture programme delivered by APF and ILD Network for nurses

The first three months of this year have seen the roll out of the inspiring lecture programme delivered by the ILD-INN network and is the latest example of the very special and enduring partnership between them and Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis. With funding from Roche to support the programme, lectures have now been delivered by […]

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