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The Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Week was created in 2012 as an initiative to inform people around the globe that Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a rare and poorly understood chronic and ultimately fatal lung disease. Each year, around 35,000 people in Europe are newly diagnosed with IPF, with this number likely to increase in the future. This year`s IPF world week will take place 28 September – 5 October 2014!
Each year during one week, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis patient associations across the world join together to drive action for greater awareness of IPF, call for better access to care, and bring hope to those living with the condition.
IPF World Week unites IPF patient associations, the medical community, and industry to fight this rare disease and drives national and international action to:
- Raise awareness of IPF amongst the general public, healthcare professionals and policy makers
- Educate the public about IPF risk factors such as smoking
- Support and promote a holistic approach to standardize IPF management across Europe
- Improve knowledge on the latest available treatment and care
- Offer support and tools to patients and their families to cope better with this disease in their daily lives
IPF World Week is now in its third year and we hope to encourage even more people from all backgrounds and countries to campaign for this cause.
This year`s IPF world week will take place 28 September – 5 October 2014!