Programme: Prostate Cancer Europe 2018

Tuesday 23rd January 2018, Brussels
Chair: Prof. Hendrik van Poppel, Adjunct Secretary General for Education, European Association of Urology
09:30 Registration and Morning Coffee
10:00 — 11:30

Session I: analysing the current policy framework of PCa in the EU and Member States

  • Introduction & opening of roundtable
  • Viewpoint by Dr. Jan-Willem Van De Loo, Scientific and Policy Officer in charge of cancer research, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Viewpoint by Dr Marilys Corbex, Technical Officer, WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Viewpoint by Prof. Hendrik van Poppel Adjunct Secretary General for Education, European Association of Urology
  • How can we develop and apply EU guidelines
  • EU-wide awareness raising campaigns and screening
  • Latest policy updates
11:30 — 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 — 13:00 Session II: improving early prevention, diagnosis and patient treatment
  • Patient’s first point of contact: how can we redefine it?
  • Increasing Reference Centres and Centres of Excellence: how achievable is this?
  • Improving accuracy of PSA screening and preventing over-diagnosis and treatment
  • The role of personalised medicine: treatment options and how to best tailor them to the patient’s needs
  • Follow ups: the role of Specialist Nurses and the psychological effects of the disease
  • How can we efficiently use palliative care to improve the quality of life of patients and families?
13:00 — 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 — 15:15 Session III:  fostering research, innovation and drugs development
  • The use of intelligence surgical assistance systems and patient recovery
  • Technologies to support patients and reduce appointments: e-health and m-health
  • Policies to future technologies and innovation
  • Clinical trials to market access: how is regulation supporting this?
  • Future policies: recommendations for policy makers, governments and key stakeholders
  • Conclusions
15:15 — 15:45 Recommendations and Close of Roundtable
  • Recommendations for policy makers, governments and key stakeholders to support an EU-wide strategy : tour de table of each participant’s final recommendation for the PCa Cancer Report
  • Chair’s closing remarks
15:30 — 15:45 Closing remarks and close of roundtable