Open Forum Ljubljana
European Partnership for Action Against Cancer Final Open Forum Ljubljana (26 & 27 November) - Presentations available PDF Print E-mail
The National Institute of Public Health and Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia organized the final EPAAC Open Forum, on 26 and 27 November 2013 in Ljubljana. Around 200 domestic and foreign professionals, politicians and patient representatives joined the meeting that was well followed also via the Internet live stream. Cancer represents a continuously increasing public health challenge. As forecasts show, in the future every third EU citizen will be diagnosed with cancer and every forth will die because of it. For that reason, professionals discussed National Cancer Plans and Screening and Early Diagnosis on European as well as national level. Please click on the links below to view the Agenda, Speaker Biographies, Presentations, e-conference book and Videos presented at the Conference. 

The agenda of the EPAAC Open Forum

The Speaker Biographies

e-conference book_EPAAC Open Forum Ljubljana

View the Photo Gallery from the event

View the Open Forum Speaker Video Clips


26 November

Presentation of Publication: Boosting Innovation and Cooperation in European Cancer Control: Key Findings from the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer, Jose M. Martin Moreno

Presentation of Key EPAAC Messages, Sandra Radoš Krnel

Session: National Cancer Plans

Chair of Session: Branko Zakotnik

Introduction of session, Tit Albreht

Cancer Survival Research and its Impact on National Cancer Plans: UK Experience, Michel Coleman

Case Study: Norwegian National Cancer Plan, Stein Kaasa and Kjell Magne Tveit

Case Study: Italian National Cancer Plan, Antonio Federici and Giovanni Nicoletti

Case Study: Polish National Cancer Plan, Joanna Kilkowska and Aneta Modrzyńska

Case Study: French National Cancer Plan, Agnes Buzyn

Final Conclusions from Guides for National Cancer Plans, Tit Albreht

27 November

Session: Improving Cancer Screening and Early Diagnosis in Europe
Chair of Session: Maja Primic Žakelj & Rosemary Ancelle-Park

Introduction of session, Ahti Anttila

Promoting Quality Screening

New screening recommendations, Lawrence von Karsa

Breast cancer accreditation and guidelines, Donata Lerda

Improving Secondary Prevention in EPAAC Projects

Developing quality criteria for health checks, Annemarieke Rendering & Marlou Bijlsma

Assessing inequalities in screening coverage, Ana Molina

Regional initiatives for screening programme implementation, Annarosa del Mistro

Overcoming Barriers to Cancer Screening
Chair of Session: Maja Primic-Žakelj

Implementing and improving screening in old Member States, Stephen Halloran

Overcoming barriers to screening in new Member States, candidate and potential candidate countries, Rugilė Ivanauskiene

Overcoming screening barriers in neighbouring countries, Nereo Segnan

European Schools of Screening Management (ESSM) - Intensive training course, Lawrence von Karsa

Successful implementation of screening programmes requires sustained coordination and support, Sven Törnberg


&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health, Video Message

&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">The importance of pan-European cooperation in implementation of cancer screening, MEP Pavel Poc, Video Message

&feature=youtu.be%20" target="_blank">The EPAAC story: European collaboration for the health of citizens, video

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I’m a Fan of Life, video of the EPAAC online social gaming campaign with Tina Maze