European Cancer Summit 2024

United Against Cancer: Forging New Frontiers

 

The European Cancer Summit 2024 will once again unite the cancer community in accelerating efforts against a most relentless disease. Experts, patients and policymakers will explore new innovative solutions to pressing challenges faced by healthcare systems across Europe and propose new opportunities in cancer research.

 

This year’s European Cancer Summit takes place on 20 & 21 November, in Brussels & online.  

 

The European Cancer Summit will be followed by an exclusive Showcase Event for the smartCARE and PROTECT-EUROPE projects on 22 November, at the same venue. Find out more. 

20 November 2024 9:00 - 18:00 CET 21 November 2024 8:45 - 18:25 CET

Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels (and Virtual)
Rue du Fossé aux Loups 47, Brussels 1000, Belgium

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A new European Parliament finds itself at a crossroads. Will it keep its eyes on the prize and its unprecedented focus on improving cancer care? Or will it grow distracted and turn away to other issues?  Will Europe's ambitious Beating Cancer Plan be allowed to reach its full potential? Or will so many promising, life-saving initiatives be left to wither on the vine? The next five years will be game changing.

In this context, it is essential to find consensus and to work together seamlessly in advancing cancer care. On 20-21 November, Europe's leading oncology experts, patient advocates, and policymakers will gather in Brussels and online for the most significant cancer policy event of the year. The European Cancer Summit 2024 is the one event you cannot afford to miss! 

The Summit is a showcase of what's possible when we put aside our differences and work together for more effective, efficient, and equitable cancer care throughout Europe. The theme of this year’s Summit is United Against Cancer: Forging New Frontiers:

  • United Against Cancer: Our collaboration transcends medical disciplines and professions, tumour types and treatments, politics and nationalities. We stand firmly together to confront this relentless, unforgiving disease.
  • Forging New Frontiers: Alone, our vision is often limited. We cannot see the full potential of what lies ahead. But together, we dare to imagine the unimageable. We proceed with greater confidence and creativity, constantly expanding the boundaries of cancer care.

This year's European Cancer Summit will be co-chaired by:

  • Isabel Rubio, Co-Chair of the ECO's Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network and President of the European Society of Surgical Oncology;
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard, Co-Chair of ECO’s Patient Advisory Committee and Patient Advocate, Melanoma Patients Network Europe.

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To discover the work of last year's Summit, read the European Cancer Summit Report and explore key takeaways and memorable quotes from all 12 sessions.

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You can also watch the highlights from the online recordings or check out our photo gallery for day one and day two.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our team: summit@europeancancer.org

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Jeliazko Arabadjiev Board Member, EU Cancer Mission
  • David Collingridge Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Oncology
  • Csaba Dégi President, European Cancer Organisation
  • Isabel Rubio Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, ECO Patient Advisory Committee

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Jeliazko Arabadjiev Board Member, EU Cancer Mission
  • David Collingridge Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Oncology
  • Csaba Dégi President, European Cancer Organisation
  • Isabel Rubio Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, ECO Patient Advisory Committee
  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Jeliazko Arabadjiev Board Member, EU Cancer Mission
  • David Collingridge Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Oncology Read Bio
  • Csaba Dégi President, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Isabel Rubio Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network Read Bio
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, ECO Patient Advisory Committee Read Bio
  • Christine Chomienne Co-Chair, Research Policy Network
  • Giuseppe Curigliano Co-Chair, Research Policy Network
  • Torsten Blum Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network
  • Wendy Oldenmenger Co-Chair, Workforce Network
  • Mirjam Crul Co-Chair, Workforce Network Read Bio
  • Wim Ceelen Co-Chair, Workforce Network Read Bio
  • Andrew Davies Co-Chair, Survivorship and Quality of Life Network
  • Luzia Travado Co-Chair, Survivorship and Quality of Life Network
  • Wim Oyen Co-Chair, Digital Health Network Read Bio
  • Annemiek Snoeckx Co-Chair, Digital Health Network
  • Alex Eniu Co-Chair, Digital Health Network Read Bio
  • Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti Co-Chair, Inequalities Network Read Bio
  • Sarah Collen Co-Chair, Inequalities Network Read Bio
  • Mark Lawler Co-Chair, Emergencies and Crises Network Read Bio
  • Jacek Jassem Co-Chair, Emergencies and Crises Network

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Jeliazko Arabadjiev Board Member, EU Cancer Mission
  • David Collingridge Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Oncology
  • Csaba Dégi President, European Cancer Organisation
  • Isabel Rubio Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, ECO Patient Advisory Committee

European Cancer Summit Registration

We invite everyone interested in attending the European Cancer Summit 2024 to register below.  
  
The same registration rate applies for both in-person attendance in Brussels and virtual participation. You may indicate your attending type in the form.  Please note that the special rate is only available until 15 September.  

Cancelled registrations are not refundable but can be eligible for a change of name for €175.  Please contact us  if you have any questions. 

For any hotel booking or practical information, please check our dedicated Practical Info page.

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Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Jeliazko Arabadjiev Board Member, EU Cancer Mission
  • David Collingridge Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Oncology
  • Csaba Dégi President, European Cancer Organisation
  • Isabel Rubio Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, ECO Patient Advisory Committee

European Cancer Summit 2024 Programme

We will update this page with speakers and session titles as soon as possible. 
 

Wednesday 20 November

08:30-09:00
Registration
09:00-09:15
Opening Session
09:15-10:30
Inequalities Network Session
10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-12:00
Young Cancer Professionals Session
12:00-13:15
Networking Lunch & Poster Presentations
13:15-14:30
Go Further on Prevention, Early Detection and Screening
14:30-14:45
Transition Break
14:45-16:00
Stocktaking on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan: where have we come from, what have we achieved, what are the next frontiers?
 

Keynote speaker:
Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

16:00-16:30 
Coffee Break
16:30-17:45
Workforce Network Session
17:45-18:00
Presentation of the European Cancer Community Foundation & Preview of smartCARE & PROTECT-EUROPE showcase event
18:00-20:00
Networking Reception at the Summit venue

 

Thursday 21 November

08:15-08:45 
Registration
08:45-10:00
 
Health Systems & Quality Cancer Care Network Session
10:00-10:20
Coffee Break
10:20-11:35
 
Together against Cancer in a Time of Crisis
Organised by the Emergencies and Crises Network
11:35-11:45 
Transition Break
11:45-13:00
 
Research Policy Network Session
13:00-14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00-15:15
 
Digital Health Network Session
15:15-15:25
Transition Break
15:25-16:40
 
HPV and Hep B Action Network Session
16:40-17:00
Coffee Break
17:00-18:15
 
Survivorship and Quality of Life Network Session
18:15-18:25
 
Closing Session
18:30-21:00
Networking cocktail dinner in external venue (TBC)



Friday 22 November

Showcase event for smartCARE & PROTECT-EUROPE EU co-funded projects

Further information to follow.

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Jeliazko Arabadjiev Board Member, EU Cancer Mission
  • David Collingridge Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Oncology
  • Csaba Dégi President, European Cancer Organisation
  • Isabel Rubio Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, ECO Patient Advisory Committee

Summit venue

The European Cancer Summit 2024 will take place at 
RADISSON COLLECTION HOTEL 
47 Rue du Fossé Aux Loups – 1000 Brussels  
Tel: +32 2 219 28 28 
More information available on their website.  

  • Closest train station: Central Station (550m / 7 min by foot) 
  • Closest metro stations: Central Station (550m / 7 min by foot), De Brouckère (350 / 5 min by foot) 
  • Parking: A secure underground parking lot is directly accessible from the hotel at level -2. The rates are EUR 4 per hour or EUR 35 per 24 hours. 

 

Accommodation  

For delegates planning to travel to Brussels, we have secured preferential accommodation rates/conditions at the Summit hotel Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels: 

  • Collection room (single use) per night: EUR 269.00 – including breakfast, VAT and wifi, excluding EUR 4.24 EUR city tax per person;
  • Collection room (double use) per night: EUR 289.00 – including breakfast, VAT and wifi, excluding EUR 4.24 EUR city tax per person.  

Please note that the rates offered are valid for a minimum length of stay of 2 nights (Tuesday & Wednesday).  
 
To make your reservation: 

  • Complete the online form HERE;  
  • Enter the dates of your stay;
  • Within the  Selected rate drop-down menu, select the option 'Promotional code' and enter SUMMIT24.

You are advised to book early to ensure availability. Please note that the European Cancer Organisation is not responsible for any travel, hotel or cancellation costs. For reservations outside of the Summit dates (19 November – 21 November), please e-mail groups.brussels@radissonhotels.com or phone +32 2 227 30 00.

 

Prepare your stay in Brussels 

Public transportation 

Find out more about Brussels public transport network with the Metro/Tram/Bus map. Tip: Not a frequent Brussels traveller? Then contactless payment is the most convenient solution. Just hold your contactless bank card, smartphone or smartwatch directly against the grey bus, tram or metro validator, and "beep": your journey can begin. Fast and easy. Fare for 1 journey: EUR 2.10. 

Taxis 

Taxis verts: +32 2 349 49 49 
Uber is also available and widely used in Brussels 

Accessible taxis 

Taxis verts PRM: +32 2 349 49 49 

Taxis Verts has vehicles specially equipped with ramps and elevators for persons with reduced mobility (PRM). This service is available 24/7 in and around Brussels. The price is identical to that of a conventional taxi. The waiting time usually varies between 15 to 30 minutes during off-peak hours. During rush hours, please add 30 minutes to the usual waiting time. It’s also possible to pre-book a taxi for later.  

Dial +32 2 349 49 49 to order your PRM taxi or request a PRM ride with your mobile phone via by selecting 'PRM' from the vehicle options (in service level eCab+). Download the app for free via the AppStore or Google Play.  More information is available on their website.

Insurance 

The Summit Organisers do not assume any liability for personal injuries sustained or loss of, or damage to, property belonging to Summit delegates (or their accompanying persons), either during or as result of the Summit. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance. 

Dress code 

The dress code for the Summit sessions and networking receptions will be Business Formal. 

 

Security

Delegates are advised not leave any device, bags or belongings unattended throughout the meeting spaces. 

The Organisers cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage, or theft of personal belongings that may occur during the event.

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Jeliazko Arabadjiev Board Member, EU Cancer Mission
  • David Collingridge Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Oncology
  • Csaba Dégi President, European Cancer Organisation
  • Isabel Rubio Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, ECO Patient Advisory Committee

Call for Abstracts

call for abstracts web

Following the second year of abstract submissions in 2023 and as part of our Young Cancer Professionals (YCP) group, we are pleased to announce this year’s European Cancer Summit’s Abstract submission process which closes on Sunday 1 September 2024 at 17:00 CEST

General Information

Abstract submissions are open to lead authors aged 40 or younger, (and therefore eligible to join the ECO Young Cancer Professionals group). We particularly encourage lead author submissions from junior clinicians and academics. The successful abstracts will be presented at a special session within the Summit for young cancer professionals and leaders, which will take place on Wednesday 20 November 2024 in Brussels.  Selected oral presentations may only be made by a young cancer professional author of the abstract submission. (Please note that applications to join the YCP group should be made separately by contacting ycp@europeancancer.org

ECO is committed to delivering equitable and effective cancer care globally, translating the best evidence to policy and practice. Research abstracts must fit within our key Focused Topic Networks which cover all Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan priority areas and EU Cancer Mission recommendations.  

The key categories are:  

Due to space availability, only up to 20 abstracts will be selected and displayed in the poster room 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. The best selected authors will be invited to make a presentation during a special session to be held on Wednesday 20 November. The accepted abstracts will also be published on the ECO website and, after the Summit, in the Journal of Cancer Policy.  

You can find the abstracts selected from the European Cancer Summit 2023 here.   

Submission Guidelines

The abstract should be a maximum of 400 words in length (excluding the title and references) and must include the following subheadings:

1. Title

2. Background: Explain the importance, relevance, and existing knowledge gaps related to the subject.  

3. Methods: Describe the research methods employed in the study. 

4. Results: Present the findings and outcomes of the study.  

5. Conclusions: Draw conclusions based on the results obtained from the study.  

6. References 

The abstract should not exceed the maximum of one figure or table and a maximum of three references. 

Please name your abstract file following this format: Last name_First name_title.pdf and make sure all the authors and affiliations are acknowledged.  

Review process

Each abstract will be reviewed blindly by the Co-Chairs of the relevant Focused Topic Network and responsible ECO Board Members. The submitted abstracts will be evaluated according to the abstract scoring grid. Please consult the provided submission guidelines and scoring grid before finalising your submission. The evaluators will use the scoring grid as a reference framework during the evaluation.  

Submission timeline

Please submit your abstract via email to summitabstract@europeancancer.org, indicating the Focused Topic Network selected. The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday 1 September 2024 at 17:00 CEST.  

After the evaluation, lead authors will be notified by early October and, if successful, invited to present their work at the Summit in Brussels.  

Please promote this opportunity to your members and contacts. Any questions can be directed to summitabstract@europeancancer.org 

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Jeliazko Arabadjiev Board Member, EU Cancer Mission
  • David Collingridge Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Oncology
  • Csaba Dégi President, European Cancer Organisation
  • Isabel Rubio Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, ECO Patient Advisory Committee

smartCARE & PROTECT-EUROPE Showcase Event 

You're coming to the European Cancer Summit on 20 and 21 November.

Why not extend your stay  by a day and join us for the smartCARE & PROTECT-EUROPE Showcase Event on 22 November?smartCare Protect Europe combined

Both smartCARE and PROTECT-EUROPE are dynamic, flagship projects under the EU4Health Programme 2021-2027 and led by the European Cancer Organisation.

  • smartCARE is developing a cancer survivor smart card - in the form of a mobile app - to improve the health and wellbeing of cancer patients and survivors.
  • PROTECT-EUROPE is focused on preventing cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) by championing the adoption of gender-neutral vaccination and widespread screening programmes in EU member states. 

On 22 November we will celebrate the results of these two initiatives, reflect on the biggest lessons learned, and explore new opportunities for the future. Leaders in oncology, patient advocacy and policymakers will meet for a series of lively panel discussions and in-depth exchanges about these successful projects with significant potential.

More information on the event programme and registration will be available soon.

 

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Jeliazko Arabadjiev Board Member, EU Cancer Mission
  • David Collingridge Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Oncology
  • Csaba Dégi President, European Cancer Organisation
  • Isabel Rubio Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, ECO Patient Advisory Committee

Supporters of the European Cancer Summit

  • 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

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Jeliazko Arabadjiev Board Member, EU Cancer Mission
  • David Collingridge Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Oncology
  • Csaba Dégi President, European Cancer Organisation
  • Isabel Rubio Co-Chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network
  • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard Co-Chair, ECO Patient Advisory Committee