Programme: Breast Cancer Europe Roundtable 2018

Wednesday 27th June, Brussels
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Morning Coffee
10:00 — 11:45

Session I: Analysing the Current Policy Framework of Breast Cancer in the EU and Member States

  • Introduction & opening of roundtable
  • Improving EU-wide collaboration and the need for a harmonised registration programme
  • Data and information sharing between member states
  • Raising EU-wide awareness: education, prevention, further research and policy
  • New policy roadmap to improve the outcomes of metastatic breast cancer patients
11:45 — 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 — 13:00 Session II: Improving Early Prevention, Diagnosis and Patient Treatment
  • Early detection & accurate screening and rapid diagnosis practices
  • Major breakthrough in breast cancer screening technology
  • Novel strategies on Personalized Medicines for treatment and patient care
  • Therapy options; the role of immunotherapy, chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy
  • How can we ensure the provision of a consistent treatment strategy across a multi-disciplinary team (MDT)?
13:00 — 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 — 15:15 Session III: Fostering Research, Innovation and Drugs Development
  • Data protection and privacy: discussing the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its potential effects on clinical trials
  • Clinical trials: how can we encourage them and seek high standard for patient safety?
  • Future technologies, advanced therapies and clinical developments: how can we improve market access and foster competitiveness?
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 Breast Cancer Report
  • Chair’s closing remarks