15th EUROPA DONNA Pan-European Virtual Conference 23-24 October 2021

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23-24 October 2021 

European Breast Cancer Advocacy: New Strategies for a New Normal

EUROPA DONNA’s 15th Pan-European Conference, entitled “New Strategies for a New Normal,” will give participants an overview of the state of breast cancer advocacy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to impact every aspect of breast services in Europe and threatens hard-fought progress we have made over the past quarter century. The conference will provide updated information to help advocates improve breast services in their countries, making use of lessons learned in the pandemic. Scientific experts will provide lectures on research, breast imaging and the role of AI in screening, breast surgery and testing for biomarkers and personalized care. Implementation of the ECIBC project and Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan will be covered as well as topics of interest to advocates such as return to work after breast cancer and dealing with long term effects of breast cancer treatment. Advocates will participate in workshops giving practical guidance on managing long term survivorship, and strategies for return to work. Special networking groups for young women with breast cancer, women with metastatic breast cancer and women with genetic risk will be held.


Programme Highlights

Saturday, 23 October 2021- 14:00-17:30

  • From Past to Present – Susan Knox, Executive Director Emeritus, Europa Donna, The European Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Keynote Speech: Tackling breast cancer – together- Stella Kyriakides, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Brussels, Belgium
  • Lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic for the future of breast cancer research and care- Fatima Cardoso, Director Breast Unit, Champalimaud Clinical Center Lisbon, Portugal, President ABC Global Alliance
  • Current treatments and research for early breast cancer and advanced breast cancer: where are we today? – Natalija Dedić Plavetić, Head of the Outpatient Clinic, Department of the Oncology, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Testing for Biomarkers and personalized care: the new frontier - Ivan Đikić, Institute of Biochemistry II, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Breast surgery: what should advocates be looking for in a breast surgeon? -Fiorita Poulakaki, M.D, Ph.D, FEBS (European Board of Surgeons on Breast Surgery) – Breast Surgeon, Head of Breast Surgery Department, Euroclinic Athens, National Delegate Europa Donna Hellas and ED Executive Board Member
  • Breast Imaging: updates and what is the role of AI in the future in screening? – Ritse Mann, Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), Department of Medical Imaging – Nijmegen and The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Department of Radiology – Amsterdam, The Netherlands; chair of the Scientific Committee of EUSOBI

Sunday, 24 October 2021-14:00-17:00

  • ECIBC: European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer: focus on QA Scheme and implementation - Luciana NeamtiuPhD, Project Officer, Healthcare Quality Team & Cancer Information Team, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Survivorship issues facing breast cancer patients - Ljiljana VukotaHead of Center for Psychological Assistance at NGO “EVERYTHING for HER!,”Zagreb, Croatia
  • Workshops on advocacy for young women, for women with metastatic breast cancer, genetic risk and personalised medicine, survivorship and strategies for return to work

Registration Instructions

The 15th Pan European Conference will be held virtually on the Confiva Platform.

On-Line Registration: Euro 35.00

The closing date for registration is 20 October 2021

For registration and payment information see the conference registration page at https://events.europadonna.org/

Conference registration fees can be paid by the following method:

- Bank transfer to the account of EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition:
IBAN: IT52 S 05034 01710 000000030515 BIC/SWIFT: BAPPIT21597

Please indicate the NAME of the conference participant and “EUROPA DONNA VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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