13th EUROPA DONNA Pan-European Conference – 28-29 October 2017- Ljubljana, Slovenia

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28-29 October 2017 Ljubljana-Slovenia
From Policy to Best Practice

Is the theme of this year’s conference and will give advocates key information and strategies to help them move from policy to achieving the provision of best practice in their countries. The European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) is completing its work on new Guidelines and a Quality Assurance Scheme so the next step is implementation on behalf of all women. A panel of experts will give us their views on accomplishing this. In addition, we will hear from professionals in research, breast imaging, and breast surgery, as well as those conducting innovative programmes in complementary medicine and survivorship. Advocates will participate in workshops giving them practical guidance on managing long term survivorship, techniques in utilising research and social media for advocacy, and how to advocate for implementation of the ECIBC nationally. Special networking groups for young women with breast cancer and women with metastatic breast cancer will be held.

Join us in the historic city of Ljubljana – one of Europe’s greenest and most charming capitals – providing a peaceful, idyllic location in which to meet and network with advocates from many countries and in which to share ideas, gain inspiration, and acquire the knowledge needed to improve breast cancer services in your country.

It is time to move “from Policy to Best Practice”

Conference Venue:

Grand Hotel Union****
Miklošičeva 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
T: +386 (0)1 308 1270
F: +386 (0)1 308 1015
email: grand@union-hotels.eu
http://www.union-hotels.eu/

 

Programme Highlights

Friday, 27 October 2017

  • 14:30-18:30 Registration
  • 19:15-20:00 Cocktail Reception at the Grand Union sponosored by Europa Donna Slovenia
  • 20:00-22:30 Dinner at Grand Hotel Union

Saturday, 28 October 2017

  • Remembering our Founder, Umberto Veronesi – Gloria Freilich, Founding President, EUROPA DONNA
  • Policy Panel: Turning Policy into Best Practice: Dr Tit Albreht, National Institute of Public Health, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Co-ordinator CANCON – Dr. Elke Anklam, European Commission – Joint Research Center, Director of JRC Directorate F – Health, Consumers and Reference Materials – Ms. Donata Lerda, JRC, ECIBC Healthcare Quality Group Leader – Prof. Robert Mansel, ECIBC Chair QASDG (Quality assurance scheme development group) – Karen Benn, ECIBC QASDG Member, Deputy CEO Europa Donna
  • Breast Cancer Research & Treatments: what advocates should know – Dr. Olivia Pagani, Director, Breast Unit Southern Switzerland; Institute of Oncology of Southern Switzerland (IOSI)
  • Breast Practice in Breast Imaging: what is new and what women should know – Ruud Pijnappel, MD, PhD, Prof of Radiology UMC Utrecht, Chair LRCB Dutch Reference Center for Screening, Board member EUSOBI
  • Best Practice in Breast Surgery and Radiotherapy: what’s new and what women need to know and Update on the Second Implementation Report of the 2003 Council Recommendation on Mammography Screening – Prof. Robert Mansel, Emeritus Professor of Surgery in Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK, Chair QASDG- ECIBC
  • Complementary & Rehabilitation Therapy After Breast Cancer – Sanja Rozman, MD, Psychotherapist and Survivor, Member, Europa Donna Slovenia and ex Board-Member Europa Donna – The European Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Supporting and Empowering patients after breast cancer – Dr. Natalie Doyle, MSc, RGN, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Workshops on advocacy for young women, for women with metastatic breast cancer, long term survivorship, using social media for advocacy, implementing the ECIBC nationally

Sunday, 29 October 2017

  • Highlights from Breast Health Day across Europe
  • Forum Presentations
  • EUROPA DONNA General Assembly
  • Buffet Lunch

 

Registration Instructions

Registration fee:  Euro 100.00

Accompanying person rate (for non-registered participants attending social events only) Euro 150.00*
*Includes Friday night cocktail & dinner, lunch Saturday and Sunday,
and conference dinner Saturday night

The closing date for registration is 9 October 2017

To register for the conference use the on line registration form here

Conference registration fees can be paid by the following methods:

- Cheque in Euro made out to EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition- Send to: Piazza Amendola, 3 Milan 20149 Italy
- Bank transfer to the account of EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition:
IBAN: IT46 J05584 01611 000000030515 BIC/SWIFT: BPMIITMM
Please indicate the NAME of the conference participant and “EUROPA DONNA CONFERENCE LJUBLJANA”

 

Hotel Reservations

Each conference participant is responsible for making her/his own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. The hotel reservations are not handled by EUROPA DONNA- The European Breast Cancer Coalition.

Hotels and room rates available for the 13th EUROPA DONNA Pan-European Conference:

Grand Hotel Union****

The first class hotel in Ljubljana, boasting a premier location in the city center, offering most spacious & comfortable rooms, excellent complimentary buffet breakfast, free internet, secured parking garage, business center.

PRICES
Comfort rooms:
Single – 135 EUR/night
Double/twin – 155 EUR /night

The above prices include buffet-style breakfast, VAT, complimentary use of the hotel swimming pool, gym, and sauna at Grand Hotel Union Business, as well as Wi-Fi internet access inside the rooms.

The prices exclude the city tax in the amount of € 1.26 / night / person.

LINK FOR RESERVATION:
https://reservations.travelclick.com/76847?groupID=1691952

Last day for reservation: 14 September 2017

After this date rooms will be available on request, please contact reservations department directly: grand@union-hotels.eu or +386 1 308 1989

Grand Hotel Union**** Business

Elegant and comfortable, located in the heart of the city center and just a few steps from the old part of the city, business district, governmental areas and major sights. Spacious rooms, complimentary buffet breakfast and WIFI, business center.

PRICES:
Executive queen for single use – 125 EUR/night
Executive queen for double use– 145 EUR/night

The above prices include buffet-style breakfast, VAT, complimentary use of the hotel swimming pool, gym, and sauna at Grand Hotel Union Business, as well as Wi-Fi internet access inside the rooms.

The prices exclude the city tax in the amount of € 1.26 / night / person.

LINK FOR RESERVATION:
https://reservations.travelclick.com/76845?groupID=1721065

Last day for reservation: 14 September 2017

After this date rooms will be available on request, please contact reservations department directly: business@union-hotels.eu or +386 1 308 1899

Hotel Lev****

Hotel Lev is the best choice for everyone looking for classical elegance and modern comfort. Located in the very heart of Ljubljana, just a few minutes’ walk from the main sightseeing attractions and less than 30 minutes’ drive from Jože Pučnik international airport.

PRICES
Classic rooms:
Single – 90 EUR/night
Double/twin – 105 EUR/night

The above prices include buffet-style breakfast, VAT, complimentary use of the gym, as well as Wi-Fi internet access inside the rooms.

The prices exclude the city tax in the amount of € 1.26 / night / person.

LINK FOR RESERVATION:
https://reservations.travelclick.com/86073?groupID=1721057

Last day for reservation: 14 September 2017

After this date rooms will be available on request, please contact reservations department directly: lev@union-hotels.eu or +386 1 308 1438

Central Hotel****

The Central Hotel is a smaller four-star business hotel, which offers excellent location and full comfort. The hotel is only a step away from the main bus and railway stations. The sights of Ljubljana and the old city centre are accessible on foot. If you travel by car you can use the parking garage in close vicinity of the hotel.

PRICES
Rooms:
Single – 80 EUR/night
Double – 105 EUR/night

The above prices include buffet-style breakfast, VAT, complimentary use of the gym, as well as Wi-Fi internet access inside the rooms.

The prices exclude the city tax in the amount of € 1.26 / night / person.

LINK FOR RESERVATION:
https://reservations.travelclick.com/76841?groupID=1721049

Last day for reservation: 14 September 2017

After this date rooms will be available on request, please contact reservations department directly: central@union-hotels.eu or +386 1 308 1439

 

UNION HOTELS offer a share ride shuttle or chauffeur driven services to or from airports and other destinations. The services can be charged to your hotel account. Use the link provided or contact their reservation team.

The Grand Union Hotel and Grand Union Business also offer a garage located at the Grand Hotel Union Business, where you can park your car overnight for 20 EUR per night. The Hotel Lev offers a garage located on site for 18 EUR a night and the Central Hotel offers a garage located next to the hotel where you can park your car for 19 EUR a night.

Take advantage of the special rates and book your place at the Union Hotels using the dedicated reservation links. The release date for the hotel rooms is 14 September 2017. After this date the hotels do not guarantee the conference rates and availability!

 

Travel Arrangements:
Participants of the 13th EUROPA DONNA Pan-European Conference must make their own travel arrangements.

Participants are advised to purchase travel and medical insurance. EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition and EUROPA DONNA Slovenia cannot be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage to any person or property. The liability of persons and enterprises providing means of transportation or services, however remains unchanged. The participant takes part in all tours at his/her own risk.

 

EUROPA DONNA:
Head Office:
EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition
Piazza Amendola, 3
20149 Milan –Italy
Tel: +39 02 3659 2280
Fax: : +39 02 3659 2284
Email: conference@europadonna.org