The ECPC Annual General Meeting 2015 took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, from the 19th to the 21st June.


Annual General Meeting 2015 documents

Agenda of the AGM

Speakers’ Biographies

List of participants

Introduction to ECPC’s initiatives in Immuno-Oncology

Social Media Tips


Speakers’ Presentations

Opening Session

European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis
Video Message to the ECPC AGM 2015

Prof Francesco De Lorenzo
The added value of ECPC policy work

Ms Shirley Bianca
Message of Hope (videopresentation)
Music from the album “The Story in Mind” composed by Kai-nan Huang, performed by Paul Cibis




Session 1: The role of medical nutrition during and after cancer treatment

Prof Maurizio Muscaritoli
Results of the ECPC Nutrition project and future developments

Prof Andre’ Van Gossum
The role of nutrition in fighting cancer

Katharina Stang
Importance of nutrition for pancreatic cancer

Natacha Bolanos
ECPC Survey on Nutrition: Best models for dissemination – The example of GEPAC, Spain

Session 2: Immuno-Oncology: promises, advantages and risks of the 4th pillar of cancer therapy

Prof Burcak Karaka
The role of immuno-oncology in the future of cancer treatments

Prof Heinz Zwierzina
CDDF: a multistakeholder collaboration to speed up access of European patients to immuno-oncology therapies

Szymon Chrostowski
A European Citizens’ Coalition for Immuno-Oncology

Francesco Florindi
ECPC educational initiatives in the field of Immuno-Oncology

Session 3: Clinical Trials

Anastassia Negrouk
Clinical Trials 101: the basics behind clinical research

Laura Pioppo
EU clinical trials portal and Union database – EMA’s cooperation with stakeholders

Prof Nora Kearney
eSMART: mHealth in cancer supportive care

Mateusz Tylicki
How to find clinical trials: ECPC search engine

Session 4: Inequalities in cancer care: input from the ECPC members on the first draft of the paper on “Europe of Disparities”

Prof Mark Lawler
Europe of Disparities

Session 5: EuroCanPlatform Project

Dr Julio E. Celis
What will EuroCanPlatform mean to both patients and institutions

Session 6: Hanover Communications’ top tips for improving the social media engagement of patient organisations

Davide Marchi
Social Media Tips for Cancer Patients’ Associations

ECPC General Assembly Documents – Approved

Minutes of the 2014 Annual General Meeting

Annexes to the 2014 Annual General Meeting Minutes

ECPC Annual Report 2014

ECPC Audit Committee Report 2014

ECPC Costs and revenues 2014

ECPC Balance sheet 2014

ECPC Bank Account Balance June 2015

ECPC Financial Report 2015

New ECPC statute, approved by the General Assembly





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