Community 365 Roundtable Meeting on the European Health Data Space and Cancer

We are pleased to invite you to our Community 365 Roundtable Meeting on the European Health Data Space and Cancer taking place on 23 June from 14:30-17:00 CEST. Furhter details on the programme and speakers will soon be shared.

23 June 2022 14:30 - 17:00 CEST

Virtual

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Digital transformation will play a key role in meeting the post-pandemic world’s challenges related to healthcare. However, achieving this will require that relevant policies are implemented to address critical challenges around accessibility, data interoperability and digital literacy to ensure that no one is left behind during this digital transformation. A successful digital health transition requires empowering patients and rethinking education and life-long training, as well as bringing about strong governance models that inspire and sustain public trust.

We are at a critical juncture in the digital health revolution. There is a shared understanding by all stakeholders of the power of data and digital health solutions to advance cancer care. But known obstacles remain. It’s time to be precise about these, prioritise and take pragmatic and achievable actions now.

The European Health Data Space Regulation is expected to support such a successful digital health transition, by promoting better exchange and access to health data, not only to support healthcare delivery, but also for research, regulatory, and policy making purposes.

The Community 365 Roundtable Meeting on the European Health Data Space and Cancer aims to:

  • Increase awareness on what data can do for cancer and what does the European Health Data Space means for the oncology community.
  • Identify lessons learnt from pre-existing EU wide projects on data sharing
  • Explore the European Health Data Space implementation challenges, including GDPR and interoperability.
  • Suggest political understanding and next steps for the European Health Data Space.

This Roundtable is for policymakers, healthcare professionals, patient advocates and anyone else concerned about the potential of digitalisation in cancer care.

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Programme


14:30 14:35 - Introduction

Roundtable Co-Chairs:
  • Prof Wim Oyen, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem 

  • Prof Carlo Catalano, Department of Radiological, Oncological and Pathological Sciences, Diagnostic Radiology, Sapienza University of Rome


14:35 15:20 – PART 1: The European Health Data Space and what it means for cancer care 
  • Mark Lawler, Board Member, European Cancer Organisation (ECO), and Professor of Digital Health, Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

Taking perspectives from academics, healthcare professionals, patients and leading policy-makers at the European Commission and elsewhere, Part 1 of the roundtable will:

  • Provide background and context to how better use of oncology data can drive improvement in cancer care.
  • Examine the level of readiness in Europe for the kind of enhanced cooperation on health data envisaged by EHDS
  • Provide an understanding of key concepts and measures including in the current EHDS proposal

15:20 – 15:45 – PART 2: Leveraging lessons from European data initiatives for the European Health Data Space  

In Part 2 of the roundtable, experts from leading EU supported health data projects will provide their insights and experiences on the development of a shared infrastructure between countries for data sharing.

15:45 - 16:25 – PART 3: Addressing the EHDS implementation challenges
  • Andre Dekker, Professor of Clinical Data Science, Maastricht UMC+

Interoperability and data standardisation are long known challenges to overcome in respect to achieving enhanced health data sharing. Part 3 of the roundtable will highlight the opportunities, approaches and case studies that demonstrate how such obstacles can be overcome.

16:25 - 16:55 – PART 4: In conversation with the policy-makers
  • Maria Hassel, Senior Advisor and International Coordinator, Swedish eHealth Agency

A legal proposal can set out what the law should be on a certain topic, and, in the case of the European Health Data Space, underpin its operation with a strong legal foundation. However, ultimately, the real test of implementation will be at the national level. The session of the Roundtable will look beyond the passage of EHDS legislation and examine the perspectives of those in-country with future responsibilities for EHDS implementation.

16:55 – 17:00: Final remarks  

Speakers

  • Wim Oyen Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Carlo Catalano Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Maria Hassel Senior Advisor and International Coordinator, Swedish eHealth Agency
  • Andre Dekker Professor of Clinical Data Science, Maastricht UMC+
  • Mark Lawler Board Member, European Cancer Organisation (ECO), and Professor of Digital Health, Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

Speakers

  • Wim Oyen Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Carlo Catalano Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Maria Hassel Senior Advisor and International Coordinator, Swedish eHealth Agency
  • Andre Dekker Professor of Clinical Data Science, Maastricht UMC+
  • Mark Lawler Board Member, European Cancer Organisation (ECO), and Professor of Digital Health, Queen's University Belfast (QUB)
  • Wim Oyen Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Carlo Catalano Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Maria Hassel Senior Advisor and International Coordinator, Swedish eHealth Agency Read Bio
  • Andre Dekker Professor of Clinical Data Science, Maastricht UMC+ Read Bio
  • Mark Lawler Board Member, European Cancer Organisation (ECO), and Professor of Digital Health, Queen's University Belfast (QUB) Read Bio

Speakers

  • Wim Oyen Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Carlo Catalano Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Maria Hassel Senior Advisor and International Coordinator, Swedish eHealth Agency
  • Andre Dekker Professor of Clinical Data Science, Maastricht UMC+
  • Mark Lawler Board Member, European Cancer Organisation (ECO), and Professor of Digital Health, Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

Speakers

  • Wim Oyen Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Carlo Catalano Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Maria Hassel Senior Advisor and International Coordinator, Swedish eHealth Agency
  • Andre Dekker Professor of Clinical Data Science, Maastricht UMC+
  • Mark Lawler Board Member, European Cancer Organisation (ECO), and Professor of Digital Health, Queen's University Belfast (QUB)