Community 365 Roundtable on Time to Treatment

On Tuesday 2 July from 16:00-18:30 CEST, the 2024 ECO Community 365 Roundtable series will continue with a spotlight placed on the issue of ‘Time to Treatment’. The discussion will investigate the level to which patients are experiencing unnecessary and concerning levels of delay across the cancer care continuum – from a cancer being detected, to diagnosed, to treated. This includes examining delays across different European regions and tumour types, identifying factors contributing to the delays, and exploring potential solutions.

 

The Roundtable will be co-chaired by Professor Peter Albers, ECO Board Member; and Aleksandra Kaczmarek, Public Policy Manager, Digestive Cancers Europe. The event will hear from oncology professionals, patient representatives, technologists, researchers, and health system managers.

 

Evaluating the time between cancer diagnosis and treatment is crucial as timely intervention improves survival rates, reduces patient anxiety and enhances treatment efficacy and efficiency. Participants to the roundtable will explore ways to ensure equitable access to care, improve cancer policy on this topic, and accelerate access to innovations in cancer treatment. The conclusions of the discussions will be synthetised in a future Policy Action Report.

02 July 2024 16:00 - 18:30 CEST

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Programme

16:00 – 16:10 Welcome and introductions 

The Roundtable will be co-chaired by Professor Peter Albers, ECO Board Member; and Aleksandra Kaczmarek, Public Policy Manager, Digestive Cancers Europe.

16:10 – 16:55  The role of digitisation in reducing waiting times 
16:55 – 17:40 Means and methods to better coordinate the patient pathway
17:40 – 18:25 Tackling delay in new treatment access 
18:25 – 18:30 Event conclusion and next steps 

Speakers

  • Peter Albers Professor & Chairman of the Department of Urology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Chair of the Scientific Congress Office and Board Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU)
  • Aleksandra Kaczmarek Public Policy Manager, Digestive Cancers Europe

Speakers

  • Peter Albers Professor & Chairman of the Department of Urology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Chair of the Scientific Congress Office and Board Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU)
  • Aleksandra Kaczmarek Public Policy Manager, Digestive Cancers Europe
  • Peter Albers Professor & Chairman of the Department of Urology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Chair of the Scientific Congress Office and Board Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU) Read Bio
  • Aleksandra Kaczmarek Public Policy Manager, Digestive Cancers Europe

Speakers

  • Peter Albers Professor & Chairman of the Department of Urology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Chair of the Scientific Congress Office and Board Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU)
  • Aleksandra Kaczmarek Public Policy Manager, Digestive Cancers Europe

Speakers

  • Peter Albers Professor & Chairman of the Department of Urology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Chair of the Scientific Congress Office and Board Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU)
  • Aleksandra Kaczmarek Public Policy Manager, Digestive Cancers Europe