20 Million Reasons to Discuss Life After Cancer: Establishing a European Survivorship Day
An EU Cancer Survivorship Day becoming a reality
Last year, ECPC’s event on life after cancer and putting an end to discrimination helped to raise awareness of cancer survivorship issues in the EU and called for the formalisation of a European Cancer Survivors Day.
This year, our webinar seeks to provide an impetus for the formal establishment of an annual EU Cancer Survivorship Day, following the example of several national cancer survivorship days which bring together communities worldwide to recognise survivors and the challenges they face and celebrate life after cancer. The Challenge Cancer Intergroup is committed to making the creation of an EU cancer survivors day become a reality.
You can download the agenda here.
10:30 – 10:35 | Introduction and opening remarks
Prof. Dr. Mark Lawler, Professor of Digital Health, Faculty of Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast and ECPC Scientific Committee Member
10:35 – 10:45 | Understanding and prioritising the needs of cancer survivors
MEP Cristian Silviu Bușoi (EPP, Romania), Chair of Challenge Cancer Parliamentary Intergroup
Dr. Roberta De Angelis, Senior Researcher, Director of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics Unit, Italian National Institute of Health
10:45 – 11:00 | Implementing return to work policies for cancer survivors
Magali Mertens de Wilmars, Founder of Work&Cancer
Barbara Wilson, Founder and Director of Working with Cancer
Stephen Bevan, Head, HR Research Development, Institute for Employment Studies
11:00 – 11:10 | Q&A
11:10 – 11:25 | Towards a European cancer survivors day: next steps
Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
MEP Romana Jerković (S&D, Croatia), Member of the Challenge Cancer Intergroup
11:25 – 11:30 | Concluding remarks
Ken Mastris, ECPC President
Moderated by Prof. Dr. Mark Lawler