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Agenda and Meeting Report on Psychosocial Oncology Action PDF Print E-mail
We are pleased to make available the meeting agenda and the report for the meeting on 8 to 9 November 2012 on the Psychosocial Oncology Action within EPAAC Work Package 7, Healthcare. The meeting discussed the development of a training programme on communication skills and psychosocial care for European countries with low resources in this area. This action is being carried out by EPAAC Work Package 7 with the help and input of the International Psycho-oncology Society (IPOS).

Please find the agenda here and the meeting report here.
EPAAC/EUCERD Collaboration PDF Print E-mail
The Project Management Teams of EPAAC and EUCERD held a teleconference on 15 October 2012 discussing potential collaboration between the two EU-funded Joint Actions. Collaboration was found to be warranted particularly between EUCERD and the Healthcare, Information & Data and National Cancer Plans Work Packages in EPAAC in the fields of rare cancers and National Cancer Plans. EUCERD has been added as a collaborating partner of EPAAC and will be discussed at the next EPAAC Steering Committee meeting in Malta.

For the minutes of this teleconference, please click here.
Technical Annex 1b of EPAAC Grant Agreement PDF Print E-mail
Due to increasing interest in the specific aims and objectives of the EPAAC Joint Action, we
are publishing the Technical Annex 1b of the EPAAC Grant Agreement, which was confirmed by the EPAAC Advisory Committee.

To see the Technical Annex 1b of the EPAAC Grant Agreement, please click here.
Joint Action on development of the European Guide on quality improvement in comprehensive cancer control PDF Print E-mail
The joint action in the area of comprehensive cancer control will be proposed for the periods from 2014-2017. On 28-29 November 2012 the representatives of EU Member States met in Luxembourg to discuss the content and the organisation of the future joint action. The preparations will continue in the coming months and the final proposal is expected by March 2013.

The information on the current draft proposal is available here. 

The contact point is the National Institute of Public Health Slovenia: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Consultation Meeting for the Next (4th) Revision, Brussels, 12 December 2012 PDF Print E-mail
The EPAAC Health Promotion and Prevention team is organising a consultation meeting with IARC to collate feedback on the current European Code Against Cancer , and to discuss how communicating the new Revision of the Code can be improved.
The meeting will take place on 12 December from 11:00 to 15:30 in Brussels. EPAAC Partners are invited to participate.

To find out more detailed information on how to apply, please click here as well as here.
Putting Evidence to Practice Workshop, Brussels, 21-22 September. Workshop Report Available. PDF Print E-mail
Oncology Nurses and Nurse Managers participated in a two day workshop on Implementation of Clinical Guidelines in Symptom Management.

Following the adaptation of Putting Evidence to Practice (PEP) guidelines developed by ONS (USA) to European practice in five symptoms by European Oncology Nursing Experts, the Brussels workshop focused on implementation.

To see the report please click here.

Final Report "National Cancer Control Programmes: Analysis of Primary Data from Questionnaires" Published PDF Print E-mail
Following the Steering Committee meeting in Athens late September, we are pleased to make available the final version of the report "National Cancer Control Programmes: Analysis of Primary Data from Questionnaires". The report is a culmination of the first stage of EPAAC's National Cancer Plans Work Package (WP 10) and analyses the data gathered from questionnaires sent to all EU Member States, Iceland and Norway regarding the state of respective National Cancer Control Programmes.
One of EPAAC's key deliverables is the preparation of guidelines and specific indicators for a high-level standard National Cancer Control Programme, which will be available at the end of the Partnership in early 2014. 
The report can be accessed here.
EPAAC Presented in EU 'Success Story' Booklet PDF Print E-mail
EPAAC has been included in the booklet published by the European Commission - "EPAAC JA - Taking care of cancer right across Europe". The title of the booklet is "Health for the EU in 33 success stories: A selection of successful projects funded by the EU Health Programmes".
To access the booklet, please click here.
Open Forum Rome e-Conference Book Available for Download PDF Print E-mail
We are pleased to provide a link to our Open Forum Rome e-conference book. The conference book includes abstracts from the Welcome Session, session on Health Promotion & Cancer Prevention, session on Cancer Information & Data, as well as all of the posters displayed during the Open Forum.

To see the e-conference book please click here.
2nd Screening Workshop: Implementing Cervical Cancer Screening Programmes PDF Print E-mail
The 2nd Screening Workshop, held in the framework of the EPAAC Screening Work Package, will be held on Cervical Cancer Screening at the University of Padova from 8-9 October 2012. The Veneto Institute of Oncology, on behalf of the consortium of European regions operating in collaboration with the EUREGHA network, kindly invites all those interested to attend the workshop.
To see the programme, please click here.
To see the programme for breakout sessions, please click here.
To find out more information about the poster session, please click here.
For travel, accommodation and registration information, please contact Manuela Mtanis This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We would ask that all expression of interest for attending the workshop and/or submitting a poster are provided to this address by 20 September.  


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