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Conference on Improving Cancer Screening in the European Union, 19 May – 10:00 – 13:00 (CET) (Online and in Person – Budapest)

Conference
Improving Cancer Screening in the European Union
19 May
10:00 – 13:00 (CET)
Hybrid Event
Register: here

On 19 May the SAPEA Improving Cancer Screening in the European Union report will be presented at a conference co-organised by SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. FEAM acted as the lead network for this project and FEAM Past President and Board Member, Professor George Griffin, will present and join the Roundtable discussion.

Agenda 

10:00: Welcome
Professor György Kosztolányi (Vice-President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

10:10 Introduction to SAPEA, GCSA and FEAM
Professor George Griffin (FEAM Board Member and Coordinator of the FEAM-led SAPEA project on Cancer Screening, Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases and Medicine at St George’s University of London, UK)

10:25 Improving cancer screening in the European Union SAPEA report
Professor Harry de Koning (Deputy Head and Professor of Public Health and Screening Evaluation-Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald (Professor of Cancer Prevention at the University of Cambridge, UK and Interim Director of the MRC Cancer Unit, UK)

10:45: Group of Chief Scientific Advisor’s Scientific Opinion on Cancer Screening
Professor Eva Kondorosi (Group of Chief Scientific Advisors of the European Commission, Former Vice-President European Research Council, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary)

11:05: Main barriers in existing cancer screening programmes in the EU: Experience from the EUTOPIA H2020 Project
Professor Zoltán Vokó (Director and Professor of Epidemiology at Centre for Health Technology Assessment, Semmelweis University, Budapest and Medical Director at Syreon Research Institute, Hungary)

11:25: Coffee break

11:55: Potential advances for screening techniques
Professor George Griffin (FEAM Board Member and Coordinator of the FEAM-led SAPEA project on Cancer Screening, Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases and Medicine at St George’s University of London, UK)

12:05: Roundtable Discussion

Moderated by Professor György Kosztolányi (Vice-President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

12:50: Closing Remarks
Professor György Kosztolányi (Vice-President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

13:00: Buffet lunch at Academy Club Restaurant

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