European Cancer Summit 2022

Delivering Effective & Equitable Care Together

We are looking forward to this year’s European Cancer Summit focused on the most important topics in cancer for a wide-ranging discussion focused on delivery and collaboration. In these turbulent times, with huge pressures on cancer services across Europe, we are bringing together leading oncology experts, patient advocates, politicians and policy makers. We have an exciting programme and speaker line-up, so we can discuss the main issues impacting cancer policy, for the benefit of cancer patients, healthcare professionals and all people across Europe.   

This year's Summit will be hosted in Brussels and we look forward to the majority of delegates joining in person, but will also be available to join virtually. We invite everyone interested to save the date – 16 & 17 November 2022.  

16 November 2022 8:45 - 18:15 CET 17 November 2022 9:00 - 18:30 CET

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Every year, at the European Cancer Summit, the European Cancer Organisation brings together leading oncology experts, experienced patient advocates, key opinion leaders, policy makers and politicians to discuss key issues in reducing the burden of cancer, saving, and improving the lives of patients and the public.  

This year’s European Cancer Summit on 16-17 November will focus on the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the EU Cancer Mission’s recommendations, including through our ten Focused Topic Networks.  

We are planning this year’s Summit as a hybrid event with the majority of speakers and delegates meeting face-to-face in Brussels and others able to join virtually, bringing together the European cancer community including our Member Societies and Patient Advocacy groups.  

The European Cancer Summit is a key event in the cancer policy calendar. Our goal is to showcase the multi-stakeholder, collaborative efforts being made, to ensure tangible results. We believe this exchange will help to improve outcomes for cancer patients and raise awareness of the many significant challenges of cancer.  

View the highlights video from the hybrid  2021 European Cancer Summit and read the report
 

High-Level Speakers 

We already have leading speakers and panellists confirmed and you can see who will be joining us "on stage" here

Sessions with Relevance & Impact 

The European Cancer Summit 2022 Programme co-chairs Ajay Aggarwal and Gilliosa Spurrier-Bernard are guiding the development of an impactful programme with leading speakers and will have more news to share in the coming months. 

View the preliminary programme here.  

 

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Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Mariya Gabriel European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Sara Cerdas MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Dolors Montserrat MEP Rapporteur, Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic (COVI) and Former Spanish Health Minister
  • Tomislav Sokol MEP Secretary General, EU40 and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Nicolae Ștefănută MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Mariya Gabriel European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Sara Cerdas MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Dolors Montserrat MEP Rapporteur, Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic (COVI) and Former Spanish Health Minister
  • Tomislav Sokol MEP Secretary General, EU40 and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Nicolae Ștefănută MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

European Cancer Summit 2022 Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Mariya Gabriel European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Sara Cerdas MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Dolors Montserrat MEP Rapporteur, Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic (COVI) and Former Spanish Health Minister
  • Tomislav Sokol MEP Secretary General, EU40 and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Nicolae Ștefănută MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
  • Véronique Trillet-Lenoir MEP Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 pandemic (COVI)
  • Sandra Gallina Director-General, DG SANTE
  • Bente Mikkelsen Director, Non-communicable Diseases, World Health Organization (WHO) Read Bio
  • Andre Ilbawi Cancer Control Officer, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Eric Winer President, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Richard Sullivan Director, Institute of Cancer Policy; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cancer Policy; Emergency Committee Member, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Roman Shyyan Surgical Oncologist, Lviv State Regional oncology treatment and diagnostic Center, Ukraine
  • David Collingridge Editor-in-chief, The Lancet Oncology
  • Bettina Ryll Founder, Melanoma Patient Network Europe
  • Gilberto Lopes Editor-in-chief, JCO Global Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology Read Bio
  • Andreas Charalambous President, European Cancer Organisation
  • Ajay Aggarwal Co-Chair, European Cancer Summit 2022, and Board Member, European Cancer Organisation
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, European Cancer Summit 2022, and Vice-Chair, European Cancer Organisation's Patient Advisory Committee
  • Aasim Yusuf Chief Medical Officer, Gastroenterologist, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Pakistan
  • Clare Bennett Senior Lecturer, School of Healthcare Sciences and co-Director, Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care
  • Daisy Le Assistant Research Professor of Health Disparities and Oncology, George Washington University School of Nursing
  • Laurence Court Director of The Radiation Planning Assistant Project, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Read Bio
  • Gauthier Bouche Director of Clinical Research, Anticancer Fund
  • Michail Ignatiadis Chair of the Breast Cancer Group, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Read Bio
  • Natacha Bolaños Head, Membership and Alliances, Lymphoma Coalition and Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation
  • Anita Kienesberger Chair, Childhood Cancer International Europe Committee and Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Jan Geissler CEO and Founder, Patvocates
  • Rachel Giles Chair, International Kidney Coalition Read Bio
  • Stefan Constantinescu President, Federation of European Academies of Medicine
  • Denis Costello Executive director, CML Advocates Network
  • Nicolò Battisti Co-Chair, Inequalities Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Carlo Catalano Co-Chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Mirjam Crul Board Member and Co-Chair, Workforce Network and Special Network on the Impact of Covid-19 on Cancer, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Csaba Dégi Board Member and Co-Chair, Survivorship and Quality of Life Network, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Daniel Kelly Co-Chair, HPV Action Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Denis Lacombe Co-Chair, Health Systems and Treatment Optimisation Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Mark Lawler Board Member and Co-Chair, Special Network on the Impact of Covid-19 on Cancer
  • Yolande Lievens Co-Chair, Health Systems and Treatment Optimisation, European Cancer Organisation
  • Rui Medeiros Co-Chair, HPV Action Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Simon Oberst Board Member and Co-Chair, Quality Cancer Care Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Wendy Oldenmenger Board Member and Co-Chair, Workforce Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Fedro Peccatori Board Member and Co-Chair, Quality Cancer Care Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Wim Oyen Treasurer and Co-Chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Beate Rau Board Member and Co-Chair, Workforce Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Isabel Teresa Rubio Board Member and Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Jan van Meerbeeck Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Hendrik Van Poppel Co-Chair, Inequalities Network, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Alexander Zehnder Global Head of Oncology, Sanofi Read Bio
  • Berfu Yaziyurt Regional President, Oncology, International Developed Markets, Pfizer Read Bio
  • Greg Rossi Senior Vice President Head of Oncology Europe and Canada, AstraZeneca Read Bio
  • Amadou Diarra Senior Vice President, Global Policy and Government Affairs, Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)
  • Markus Kosch Head of the European Oncology Business Division, Daiichi Sankyo Read Bio
  • Sebastian Arias Global Access Policy Leader, Roche
  • Chantal Friebertshaeuser Senior Vice President and Managing Director, MSD Germany
  • Gavin Lewis Vice-President, Global Head of Market Access, Amgen

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Mariya Gabriel European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Sara Cerdas MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Dolors Montserrat MEP Rapporteur, Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic (COVI) and Former Spanish Health Minister
  • Tomislav Sokol MEP Secretary General, EU40 and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Nicolae Ștefănută MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

European Cancer Summit 2022 Registration

We invite everyone interested in attending the European Cancer Summit 2022 to register below. 

For delegates planning to come to Brussels, we have secured preferential accommodation rates/conditions in the Summit hotel for delegates joining us at the Summit venue ‘Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels’.  For the best available rates and booking conditions, please click here. Enter the dates of your stay, and within the special rate drop-down menu, enter the SUMMIT22 promotional code received upon registration. Please note that the European Cancer Organisation is not responsible for any travel, hotel or cancellation costs . 

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Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Mariya Gabriel European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Sara Cerdas MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Dolors Montserrat MEP Rapporteur, Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic (COVI) and Former Spanish Health Minister
  • Tomislav Sokol MEP Secretary General, EU40 and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Nicolae Ștefănută MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

European Cancer Summit 2022 Preliminary Programme

 

Wednesday 16 November 2022

8:45-9:00 Opening Session

With Andreas Charalambous, European Cancer Organisation's President, Ajay Aggarwal and Gilly Spurrier-Bernard, European Cancer Summit 2022 Co-Chairs

9:00-10:15 Session from the Inequalities Network

With Network Co-Chairs Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti and Hendrik Van Poppel

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break


10:30-11:45 Session from the Survivorship and Quality of Life Network

With Network Co-Chair Csaba Dégi

11:45-12:00 Coffee Break


12:00-13:15 Embedding Outcome Measurement in Quality Cancer Care: Where Are We Now?

With Network Co-Chairs Simon Oberst and Fedro Peccatori

13:15-14:15 Lunch Break


14:15-15:30 Session from the Workforce Network

With Network Co-Chairs Mirjam CrulWendy Oldenmenger and Beate Rau

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break


15:45-17:00 Session from the Special Network: Impact of the War in Ukraine on Cancer

With Network Co-Chairs Andreas Charalambous, President, and Eric Winer, American Society of Clinical Oncology's President, including speakers:

  • Sandra Gallina, Director-General, DG SANTE
  • Richard Sullivan, Director, Institute of Cancer Policy; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cancer Policy; Emergency Committee Member, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Roman Shyann, Surgical Oncologist, Lviv State Regional Oncology Treatment and Diagnostic Center, Ukraine
  • Bettina Ryll, Founder, Melanoma Patient Network Europe

17:00-17:15 Coffee Break


17:15-18:15 Session on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan and EU Cancer Mission

With Andreas Charalambous, President, including speakers:

  • Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Tomislav Sokol MEP, Secretary General, EU40, and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Bente Mikkelsen, Director, Non-Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard, Co-Chair, European Cancer Summit 2022, and Vice-Chair, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation
  • Alex Eniu, Deputy Scientific Director, European School of Oncology (ESO)

 

Thursday 17 November 2022

9:00-10:15 Saving Lives by Anticipating Actions: Getting it right on Screening and Early Detection

With Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network Co-Chairs Isabel Teresa Rubio and Jan van Meerbeeck.

2022 is a landmark year in the lifespan of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, especially in respect to its early detection and screening pillar. In March 2022, the latest scientific advice was prepared and issued to the European Commission to inform a long overdue update of the official EU recommendations to its Member States on cancer screening. Notably, scientific advisors saw positive reasons to consider including advice to member states to lung, prostate and gastric cancer screening, alongside the already existing advice to countries on breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening.

The session will hear from those most closely involved in the advisory process, and consider additional matters such as the implementation journey ahead for the new EU cancer screening recommendations, and how early detection needs more generally for cancer can be met through coordinated policy interventions beyond screening.

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break


10:30-11:45 Session from the Special Network: Impact of Covid-19 on Cancer

With Network Co-Chairs Mirjam Crul and Mark Lawler, including speakers:

  • Dolors Montserrat MEP, Rapporteur, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI), and Former Spanish Health Minister
  • Aasim Yusuf, Chief Medical Officer, Gastroenterologist, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, India
  • Natacha Bolaños, Head, Membership and Alliances, Lymphoma Coalition, and Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation
  • Berfu Yaziyurt, Regional President, Oncology, International Developed Markets, Pfizer

11:45-12:00 Coffee Break


12:00-13:00 Reflections on the Present and Future of Cancer Care: Perspective of Young Cancer Professionals

> In collaboration with EU40

With Andreas Charalambous, President, and Ajay Aggarwal, Summit Co-Chair, including speakers:

  • Sara Cerdas MEP, Board Member, EU40, and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Nicolae Stefanuta, Board Member, EU40, and Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
  • Andre Ilbawi, Cancer Control Officer, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Sebastian Arias, Global Access Policy Leader, Roche

And the best authors of chosen abstracts will also take part in this session.

13:00-13:45 Lunch Break (including meet the author)


13:45-15:00 Session from the Health Systems and Treatment Optimisation Network

With Network Co-Chairs Denis Lacombe and Yolande Lievens, including speakers:

  • Véronique Trillet-Lenoir MEP, Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Michail Ignatiadis, Chair, Breast Cancer Group, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
  • Katie Spencer, Academic Clinical Oncologists, University of Leeds
  • Gauthier Bouche, Director of Clinical Research, Anticancer Fund
  • Jan Geissler, CEO and Founder, Patvocates

15:00-15:15 Coffee Break


15:15-16:30 Session from the HPV Action Network

With Network Co-Chairs Daniel Kelly and Rui Medeiros, including speakers:

  • Clare Bennett, Senior Lecturer, School of Healthcare Sciences, and Co-Director, Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care
  • Daisy Le, Assistant Research Professor of Health Disparities and Oncology, George Washington University School of Nursing
  • Chantal Friebertshaeuser, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, MSD Germany

16:30-16:45 Coffee Break


16:45-18:00 Session from the Digital Health Network

With Network Co-Chairs Carlo Catalano and Wim Oyen

18:00-18:30 Delivering Effective & Equitable Care Together: Our Commitments

With Andreas Charalambous, President

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Mariya Gabriel European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Sara Cerdas MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Dolors Montserrat MEP Rapporteur, Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic (COVI) and Former Spanish Health Minister
  • Tomislav Sokol MEP Secretary General, EU40 and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Nicolae Ștefănută MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

The European Cancer Organisation is committed to delivering equitable and effective cancer care globally, translating the best evidence to policy and practice. We welcome research abstracts which fit within our key Focused Topic Networks and priority areas within Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the EU Cancer Mission recommendations.

This includes research into:

We have a limit on the number of abstracts that we can accept for poster and oral presentation during the Summit. Abstracts will be chosen to ensure representation across all the Focused Topic Networks and the lead author will receive free registration to the Summit, although it is not mandatory to attend. The accepted abstracts will also be published in the Journal of Cancer Policy.

We particularly encourage lead author submissions from junior clinical and academic faculty as the presentations will form part of a special session of the Summit with young cancer professionals and leaders at the Summit on Day 2. Please note that there is no abstract submission fee.

The abstract should be a maximum of 350 words in length (excluding references). Please present the following subheadings:

  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Up to one figure or table will be accepted and a maximum of three references.

Please promote this opportunity to your members and contacts.

Those interested in submitting an abstract are asked to send an email expressing their interest to summitabstract@europeancancer.org as soon as possible, including the focused topic that they are interested in, and they will then receive further details.

The final abstract should be submitted by 1 September 2022 to the same email address. Notification of successful abstracts will be announced to authors before the end of September 2022.

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Mariya Gabriel European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Sara Cerdas MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Dolors Montserrat MEP Rapporteur, Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic (COVI) and Former Spanish Health Minister
  • Tomislav Sokol MEP Secretary General, EU40 and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Nicolae Ștefănută MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

Supporters of the European Cancer Summit 2022

  • Member Societies of the European Cancer Organisation
  • Patient Advocacy Groups of the European Cancer Organisation
  • Community 365 of the European Cancer Organisation
  • Journal of Cancer Policy
  • touchONCOLOGY
  • Cancer World
  • ecancer
  • visit.brussels
  • Wondr Medical

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Mariya Gabriel European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Sara Cerdas MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Dolors Montserrat MEP Rapporteur, Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic (COVI) and Former Spanish Health Minister
  • Tomislav Sokol MEP Secretary General, EU40 and Member, Special Committee on the Covid-19 Pandemic (COVI)
  • Nicolae Ștefănută MEP Board Member, EU40, and Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)