European Cancer Summit 2021

From Plans to Action

We are looking forward to this year’s European Cancer Summit focused on the most important topics in cancer for a wide-ranging discussion. We are bringing together leading oncology experts, patient advocates, politicians and policy-makers to 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 both in Brussels and available to join virtually as a hybrid event. We invite everyone interested in attending the European Cancer Summit 2021 to register here.  Please note that this year we will be maintaining the registration fees at the Virtual rates, including for delegates who choose to attend the Summit in person. 

17 November 2021 9:00 - 18:00 CET 18 November 2021 9:00 - 18:15 CET

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Watch the highlights video from the European Cancer Summit 2020


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 17-18 November will focus on the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the EU Cancer Mission’s recommendations, including through our nine Focused Topic Networks

We are planning this year’s Summit as a hybrid event with some speakers and delegates meeting face-to-face in Brussels in a Covid-safe environment, and others joining 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. Following the success of the virtual 2020 European Cancer Summit, we have planned this year’s hybrid event. You can view last year’s highlights video and 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 2021 Programme Co-Chairs Theresa Wiseman and Kathy Oliver are guiding the development of an impactful programme with leading speakers and will have more news to share in the coming months. 


Registration

We invite everyone interested in attending the European Cancer Summit 2021 to register here.   

This year, we are maintaining our Virtual registration fees – even for delegates who choose to attend the hybrid event in person, but we do need to receive confirmation of your physical attendance by Friday 15 October. 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 ECO2021 promotional code received upon registration. Please note that the European Cancer Organisation is not responsible for any cancellation costs for travel arrangements.

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

 

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Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Andrei Baciu Secretary of State for Health, Romania
  • Janez Poklukar Minister of Health, Slovenia
  • Hans Kluge Regional Director, World Health Organization (WHO), Europe
  • Emer Cooke Executive Director, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • Mariya Gabriel EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Andrei Baciu Secretary of State for Health, Romania
  • Janez Poklukar Minister of Health, Slovenia
  • Hans Kluge Regional Director, World Health Organization (WHO), Europe
  • Emer Cooke Executive Director, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • Mariya Gabriel EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport

European Cancer Summit 2021 Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Andrei Baciu Secretary of State for Health, Romania Read Bio
  • Janez Poklukar Minister of Health, Slovenia Read Bio
  • Hans Kluge Regional Director, World Health Organization (WHO), Europe Read Bio
  • Emer Cooke Executive Director, European Medicines Agency (EMA) Read Bio
  • Mariya Gabriel EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport Read Bio
  • Everett E. Vokes President, American Society of Clinical Oncology Read Bio
  • Aron Anderson Cancer Ambassador for Europe, World Health Organization (WHO) Read Bio
  • Véronique Trillet-Lenoir MEP Rapporteur, Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA)
  • Manfred Weber MEP Chairman, EPP Group in the European Parliament
  • Sara Cerdas MEP Shadow Rapporteur, EU4HEALTH; Vice Chair of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) and Co-chair, ENVI Committee Health Working Group
  • Nicolae Stefanuta MEP Co-ordinator, Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA)
  • Frances Fitzgerald MEP Vice-Chair, Group of the European People's Party Read Bio
  • Alessandra Moretti MEP Member, Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) Read Bio
  • Elisabete Weiderpass Director, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Read Bio
  • Anil D'Cruz President, Union for International Cancer Control Read Bio
  • Walter Ricciardi Chair, EU Cancer Mission Read Bio
  • Christine Chomienne Vice Chair, EU Cancer Mission Read Bio
  • André Ilbawi Cancer Control Officer, World Health Organization (WHO) Read Bio
  • Zsuzsanna Jakab Deputy Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO) Read Bio
  • Guillaume Dedet Health Economist and Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD), Health Division Read Bio
  • Matthias Schuppe Team Leader, Cancer Plan, European Commission Read Bio
  • Ceri Thompson Deputy Head of Unit eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing, European Commission's European Commission's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology Read Bio
  • Marcis Leja EU Cancer Mission Board Member, Professor of Medicine and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia Read Bio
  • Johan De Munter President, European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS)
  • Domenico D'Ugo President, European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) Read Bio
  • Milka Sokolović Director General, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) Read Bio
  • John Gribben Past President, European Hematology Association (EHA) Read Bio
  • Kees Roks EU Cancer Mission Assembly and Head of the European Oncology Business at Novartis Pharma Read Bio
  • Nathalie Moll Director General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Read Bio
  • Richard Sullivan Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cancer Policy (JCP), Director, Institute of Cancer Policy (ICP) Read Bio
  • Karen Canfell Professor and Director, The Daffodil Centre at the University of Sydney and Cancer Council NSW, Australia Read Bio
  • Stein Kaasa Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, and Head of Department of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway Read Bio
  • Diana Sarfati National Director of Cancer Control, and Chief Executive, New Zealand Cancer Control Agency Read Bio
  • Bishal Gyawali Medical Oncologist & Scientist, Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University Cancer Research Institute
  • Matti Aapro President, European Cancer Organisation and EU Cancer Mission Assembly Member Read Bio
  • Andreas Charalambous President-Elect and Co-chair, Workforce Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Kathy Oliver Co-Chair, European Cancer Summit 2021 and Co-Chair, European Cancer Organisation's Patient Advisory Committee
  • Theresa Wiseman Co-Chair, European Cancer Summit 2021 and Board Member, European Cancer Organisation
  • Mario Preti Member of Scientific Committee, Fondazione Veronesi and Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Torino, Italy Read Bio
  • Jan van Meerbeeck Co-chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Isabel Rubio Co-chair, Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Daniel Kelly Co-chair, HPV Action Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Rui Medeiros Co-chair, HPV Action Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Denis Lacombe Co-chair, Health Systems and Treatment Optimisation Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Yolande Lievens Co-chair, Health Systems and Treatment Optimisation Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Wim Oyen Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Regina Beets-Tan Co-chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Mirjam Crul Co-chair, Workforce Network and Special Network on the Impact of Covid-19 on Cancer, European Cancer Organisation
  • Geerard Beets Co-chair, Workforce Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Mark Lawler Co-chair, Special Network on the Impact of Covid-19 on Cancer, European Cancer Organisation
  • Philip Poortmans Co-chair, Quality Cancer Care Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Simon Oberst Co-chair, Quality Cancer Care Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Andrew Davies Co-chair, Survivorship and Quality of Life Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Csaba Dégi Co-chair, Survivorship and Quality of Life Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Nicolò Battisti Co-chair, Inequalities Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Hendrik Van Poppel Co-chair, Inequalities Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Sema Erdem Co-chair, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Gilliosa Spurrier Vice Chair, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Teodora Kolarova Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Cindy Perettie Head of Roche Molecular Lab Read Bio
  • Anne-Marie Baird Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Jan Geissler Member, EU Cancer Mission Assembly and Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Deepak Khanna President, Human Health Europe & Canada, MSD Read Bio
  • Alberto Costa CEO, European School of Oncology (ESO)
  • Robert Greene Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Luzia Travado President-Emeritus, International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) and Clinician & Researcher of Psycho-oncology, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, PORTUGAL Read Bio
  • Natacha Bolaños Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Josep M. Borràs Director, Catalan Cancer Strategy Read Bio
  • Steve Bergman HPV Advocate Read Bio
  • Ruud Pijnappel Vice President, EUSOBI Read Bio
  • Alex Filicevas President, All.Can and Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Anita Kienesberger Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation Read Bio
  • Matthew Loscalzo Professor, Population Sciences at the City of Hope-National Medical Center Read Bio
  • Stefan Constantinescu President, Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) Read Bio
  • Niko Andre Global Head of Immuno-Oncology and Haematology, AstraZeneca
  • Jennifer L. Baker Co-chair, Childhood Obesity Task Force, European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and Senior Researcher, Center for Clinical Research and Prevention, Copenhagen University Hospital system Read Bio
  • Masum Hossain President, International Developed Markets, Pfizer Read Bio
  • Tit Albreht Coordinator, Joint Action Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer
  • Martin Inderbitzin Neuroscientist and Founder of MySurvivalStory.org Read Bio
  • Andre Dekker Professor of Clinical Data Science and Medical Physicist, MAASTRO Clinic, Maastricht, The Netherlands Read Bio
  • Antonella Cardone Director, European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)  Read Bio
  • Claudia Allemani Professor of Global Public Health in the Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Scientific Committee member, European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) Read Bio
  • Kim Benstead Leader, Core Curriculum/UEMS Programme, European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
  • Markus Kosch Head, European Oncology Business Division, Daiichi Sankyo Read Bio
  • Jeff Andrews Medical Affairs Global VP, Integrated Diagnostic Solutions, BD Life Sciences Read Bio

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Andrei Baciu Secretary of State for Health, Romania
  • Janez Poklukar Minister of Health, Slovenia
  • Hans Kluge Regional Director, World Health Organization (WHO), Europe
  • Emer Cooke Executive Director, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • Mariya Gabriel EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport

We invite everyone interested in attending the European Cancer Summit 2021 to register below.

This year, we are maintaining our Virtual registration fees – even for delegates who choose to attend the hybrid event in person, but we do need to receive confirmation of your physical attendance by Friday 15 October. 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 ECO2021 promotional code received upon registration. Please note that the European Cancer Organisation is not responsible for any cancellation costs for travel arrangements.

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

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Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Andrei Baciu Secretary of State for Health, Romania
  • Janez Poklukar Minister of Health, Slovenia
  • Hans Kluge Regional Director, World Health Organization (WHO), Europe
  • Emer Cooke Executive Director, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • Mariya Gabriel EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport

European Cancer Summit 2021 Programme

The Co-Chairs of the European Cancer Summit 2021, Theresa Wiseman and Kathy Oliver, are working with the Co-Chairs of our Focused Topic Networks to finalise a relevant and impactful programme with leading speakers. Please see the latest programme update below.


Wednesday 17 November 2021

(Timelines subject to change)

09:00-09:15  Opening Session

Hosted by Matti Aapro, President of the European Cancer Organisation, and Co-Chairs of the European Cancer Summit 2021, Theresa Wiseman and Kathy Oliver.

09:15-10:45  Beating Cancer Before It Starts: Lessons Learnt from Screening

Hosted by the Co-Chairs of the Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network, Isabel Rubio and Jan Van Meerbeeck, and with live contributions from:

  • Frances Fitzgerald MEP, Vice-Chair, EPP Group in the European Parliament
  • Ruud Pijnappel, Vice-President, European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI)
  • Anne Marie Baird, Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation
  • Stefan Costantinescu, President, Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM)

10:45-11:00  Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Eliminating HPV Cancers: From Flagship Policy to Flagship Practice

Hosted by the Co-Chairs of the HPV Action Network, Daniel Kelly and Rui Medeiros, and with live contributions from:

  • Matthias Schuppe, Team Leader, Cancer Plan, European Commission
  • Zsuzsanna Jakab, Deputy Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Alessandra Moretti MEP, Member of the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA)
  • Mario Preti, Member of Scientific Committee, Fondazione Veronesi and Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Torino, Italy
  • Steve Bergman, HPV Advocate
  • Laia Bruni, Senior Researcher, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Spain
  • Jeff Andrews, Medical Affairs Global VP, Integrated Diagnostic Solutions, BD Life Sciences

12:30-13:00  Lunch

13:00-14:15 Affordable and Equitable Access to Multidisciplinary Treatments: Vision or Illusion?

Hosted by the Co-Chairs of the Health Systems and Treatment Optimisation Network, Denis Lacombe and Yolande Lievens, and with live contributions from:

  • Emer Cooke, Executive Director, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • Richard Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cancer Policy (JCP) and Director, Institute of Cancer Policy (ICP)
  • Milka Sokolovic, Director General, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
  • Josep Borras, Director, Catalan Cancer Strategy
  • Antonella Cardone, Director, European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)
  • Gavin Lewis, Vice President, Value and Access, Amgen

14:15-15:30  Harnessing the Power of Data in Cancer Care: Data Sharing and Artificial Intelligence

Hosted by Wim Oyen, Co-Chair of the Digital Health Network, and with contributions from:

  • Regina Beets-Tan, Co-Chair, Digital Health Network, European Cancer Organisation
  • Ceri Thompson, Deputy Head of Unit eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing, European Commission's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
  • Ivars Ijabs MEP, Member of the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA)
  • Andrè Dekker, Professor of Clinical Data Science and Medical Physicist, MAASTRO Clinic, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Domenico D’Ugo, President of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and Full Professor of Surgery at Catholic University of Rome, Italy
  • Gilly Spurrier Bernard, Vice-Chair, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation

15:30-15:45  Coffee Break

15:45-17:00 Supporting the Drivers for Implementation: The Cases of the Oncology Workforce

Hosted by the Co-Chairs of the Workforce Network, Andreas Charalambous, Mirjam Crul and Geerard Beets, and with live contributions from:

  • Johan De Munter, President, European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS)
  • Sema Erdem, Co-Chair, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation
  • Alberto Costa, CEO, European School of Oncology (ESO)
  • Kim Benstead, Leader, Core Curriculum/UEMS Programme, European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
  • Masum Hossain, President, International Developed Markets, Pfizer
17:00-18:00  Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: From Plans to Action

Hosted by Matti Aapro, President of the European Cancer Organisation, and with contributions from:     

  • Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Janez Poklukar, Minister of Health, Slovenia
  • Veronique Trillet-Lenoir MEP, Rapporteur, European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA)
  • Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman, EPP Group in the European Parliament
  • Kathy Oliver, Co-Chair, European Cancer Summit 2021 and Co-Chair, European Cancer Organisation’s Patient Advisory Committee
  • Aron Anderson, Cancer Ambassador for Europe, World Health Organization (WHO)

The European Cancer Summit Declaration will be presented during this session by Matti Aapro, President of the European Cancer Organisation, and Co-Chairs of the European Cancer Summit 2021, Theresa Wiseman and Kathy Oliver.

Thursday 18 November 2021

(Timelines subject to change)

09:00-10:30  Time To Act: Covid-19 & Cancer

Hosted by the Co-Chairs of the Special Network: Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer, Mirjam Crul and Mark Lawler, and with live contributions from:

  • Andrei Baciu, Secretary of State for Health, Romania
  • Sara Cerdas MEP, Shadow Rapporteur, EU4Health; Vice Chair of The Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) And Co-Chair, ENVI Committee Health Working Group
  • Robert Greene, Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation
  • Karen Canfell, Professor and Director, The Daffodil Centre at the University of Sydney and Cancer Council NSW, Australia
  • Nathalie Moll, Director General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
  • Jennifer L. Baker, Co-chair, Childhood Obesity Task Force, European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), and Senior Researcher, Center for Clinical Research and Prevention, Copenhagen University Hospital system

This session will include an update on the Time To Act campaignDon’t let Covid-19 stop you from tackling Cancer” and showcase the new Data Navigator. The campaign, led by the European Cancer Organisation, was launched in May 2021 with campaign materials translated in over 30 languages and national virtual events held in 12 countries prior the Summit: Poland, Italy, Spain, Romania, Malta, France, Croatia, Cyprus, Slovenia, Portugal, Slovakia and Ireland. For more information, visit TimeToActCancer.com and #TimeToActCancer.

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:00  The EU Cancer Mission & Research

Hosted by Matti Aapro, President of the European Cancer Organisation, and with live contributions from:

  • Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport
  • Elisabete Weiderpass, Director, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
  • Walter Ricciardi, Chair of the EU Cancer Mission
  • Christine Chomienne, Vice-Chair of the EU Cancer Mission
  • Jan Geissler, Member, EU Cancer Mission Assembly and Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation
  • Kees Roks, EU Cancer Mission Assembly and Head of the European Oncology Business at Novartis Pharma

12:00-12:45  Lunch

12:45-14:00  Advancing the Vision of Comprehensive Cancer Care in Europe

Hosted by the Co-Chairs of the Quality Cancer Care Network, Philip Poortmans and Simon Oberst, and with live contributions from:

  • Marcis Leja, EU Cancer Mission Board Member, Professor of Medicine and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia
  • Tit Albreht, Senior Health Services and Health Systems Researcher at the National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia and Coordinator of the Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer (iPAAC)
  • John Gribben, Past President, European Hematology Association (EHA)
  • Lorenza Marotti, Executive Director, European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA)
  • Alex Filicevas, President, All.Can and Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation
  • Niko Andre, Global Head of Immuno-Oncology and Haematology, AstraZeneca

14:00-15:15  I Am Not a Statistic. The Human Element of the Beating Cancer Plan

Hosted by the Co-Chairs of the Survivorship and Quality of Life Network, Andrew Davies and Csaba Dégi, and with live contributions from:

  • Matthew Loscalzo, Professor, Population Sciences at the City of Hope-National Medical Center
  • Stein Kaasa, Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, and Head of Department of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • Luzia Travado, President-Emeritus, International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) and Clinician & Researcher of Psycho-Oncology, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Martin Inderbitzin, Neuroscientist and Founder of MySurvivalStory.org
  • Natacha Bolaños, Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation
  • Markus Kosch, Head, European Oncology Business Division, Daiichi Sankyo

15:15-15:30  Coffee Break

15:30-17:00  Leave No One Behind: Advancing Health Equity in Cancer Care

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan recognises the unacceptable inequalities in cancer care evident across all areas of the cancer care continuum, between countries and regions and between groups in society, including, but not limited to, categories such as age, gender, ethnicity and social status.

In recognition of this, the European Commission, working closely with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has already initiated the process of establishing a new Cancer Inequalities Registry. This will identify trends, disparities and inequalities between Member States and regions. Alongside regular qualitative assessments of the country-specific situation, the Registry will identify challenges and specific areas of action to guide investment and interventions at EU, national and regional level under Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

But what are the measures for such a registry that will make the difference? What aspects of cancer inequalities do we risk overlooking? What lessons can we learn and apply from our shared international combat of inequalities in cancer care?

Experts from around Europe, the globe, disciplines and tumour types will contribute to the Summit session’s discussions and provide key recommendations for promotion via the European Cancer Summit 2021 Declaration.

Hosted by the Co-Chairs of the Inequalities Network, Nicolò Battisti and Hendrik Van Poppel, and with live contributions from:

  • Nicolae Stefanuta MEP, Co-ordinator, Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA)
  • Guillaume Dedet, Health Economist and Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD), Health Division
  • Claudia Allemani, Professor of Global Public Health in the Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Scientific Committee member, European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)
  • Bishal Gyawali, Medical Oncologist & Scientist, Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Assistant Professor of Public health Sciences, Queen’s University Cancer Research Institute
  • Diana Sarfati, National Director of Cancer Control, and Chief Executive, New Zealand Cancer Control Agency
  • Teodora Kolarova, Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation
  • Deepak Khanna, President, Human Health Europe & Canada, MSD

17:00-18:00  Cancer Issues Worldwide

Hosted by Matti Aapro, President of the European Cancer Organisation, and with live contributions from:

  • Hans Kluge, Regional Director, World Health Organization (WHO), Europe
  • Everett E. Vokes, President, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Anil D’Cruz, President, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
  • Anita Kienesberger, Member, Patient Advisory Committee, European Cancer Organisation
  • Cindy Perettie, Head of Roche Molecular Lab
  • André Ilbawi, Cancer Control Officer, World Health Organization (WHO)
18:00-18:15  Closing Session

Closing remarks from the Co-Chairs of the European Cancer Summit 2021, Theresa Wiseman and Kathy Oliver. Matti Aapro, President of the European Cancer Organisation, introduces the next President of the European Cancer Organisation, Andreas Charalambous, starting his term on 1 January 2022.

 

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Andrei Baciu Secretary of State for Health, Romania
  • Janez Poklukar Minister of Health, Slovenia
  • Hans Kluge Regional Director, World Health Organization (WHO), Europe
  • Emer Cooke Executive Director, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • Mariya Gabriel EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport

Supporters of the European Cancer Summit 2021

  • 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
  • EFPIA

Speakers

  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Andrei Baciu Secretary of State for Health, Romania
  • Janez Poklukar Minister of Health, Slovenia
  • Hans Kluge Regional Director, World Health Organization (WHO), Europe
  • Emer Cooke Executive Director, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • Mariya Gabriel EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport