Europa Donna 11th Pan European Conference

This year Europa Donna will host the 11th Pan European Conference on 19-20 October in Prage, Czech Republic.  Ensuring quality services and equal access is the theme of this year’s conference which will describe the essential breast services that women should receive and provide some strategies to advocate for their implementation across all European countries.

This year Europa Donna will host the 11th Pan European Conference on 19-20 October in Prage, Czech Republic.  Ensuring quality services and equal access is the theme of this year’s conference which will describe the essential breast services that women should receive and provide some strategies to advocate for their implementation across all European countries. Participants will learn about the European Commission Breast cancer service accreditation project, as well as hear from experts on personalised medicine, advances in treatment, and evidence on prevention. In addition, advocates will gain greater understanding into survivorship issues and how to ensure access to state of the art services. Workshops will focus on how to advocate for these services on behalf of special populations.

 

Speakers at the conference will be: –

 

The EU Breast Cancer Service Accreditation Project – Krzysztof Maruszewski, Director of the Institute of Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

 

Personalised medicine and current research – Giuseppe Curigliano, MD, PhD, Co-Chair, Division of Medical Oncology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan

 

Advances in breast cancer treatment – Professor Peter Dubsky, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery Medical University of Vienna, Department of Surgery

 

10 years of screening in the Czech Republic – MUDr. Miroslava Skovajsová, Ph.D., Senior Consultant at the Breast Unit Prague, President of the Association of Czech Breast Radiologists

 

Pathology: its growing importance and what women should know – Prof. Bettina Borisch, MD, MPH, FRCPath, Editor in Chief Pathobiology, Director and Acting Head, Office of the World Federation of Public Health Associations, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva

 

Prevention studies on breast cancer: what the evidence shows – Isabelle Romieu, MD, MPH, ScD., Head of the Section of Nutrition and Metabolism at the International Agency for Research on Cancer

 

Survivorship: Identifying and Meeting diverse needs of breast cancer survivors (UK) – Dorothy Goddard, MD National Clinical Advisor Breast Cancer-The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (UK)

 

There will be Workshops on advocacy for young women, women with metastatic breast cancer, special populations and survivorship

Ireland will be represented by Europa Donna Ireland committee members Dympna Watson, Deirdre O’Connell, Anne Keating, Tara Byrne and Ciara O’Donnell.  We will gain much inspiration, knowledge and expertise to enable us to campaign for quality services and equal access.

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