12th Europa Donna Pan European Conference

The 12th EUROPA DONNA Pan European Conference was held in Paris over the weekend of 17th to 18th of October. This year's conference focused on Time for Action on Equal Access and described the essential breast services that women should receive Europe wide. Europa Donna Ireland had four attendees at this lively event.

Breast Health Day 2015: 'Kickstart your Health' on 14th October

Europa Donna Ireland with the support of Medtronic will host a free evening of interactive discussion to "Kickstart your Health"


Wednesday 14th October from 6:30pm at Joe’s Restaurant, Montague Street, Dublin 2

  • Key speakers include chef and food writer Domini Kemp, women’s fitness expert Jen Feighery and Irish Women's Rugby Team member, Sophie Spence

Spaces are limited and registration for the event is essential.

Breast Health Day 2015: UCD Breast Cancer Research Open House

This year for Breast Health Day, UCD cancer research institutes are holding an ‘open house’ on Thursday 15th October from 4pm - 7pm. The event aims to connect researchers and breast cancer survivors in the hope of sharing information and perspectives.

All are welcome to attend a varied and stimulating programme including lab tours, light rehabilitative exercise and talks on current research and partnering with patients.

Lymphoedema Ireland Open Day, Saturday 17th October, Galway


Whether a person is at risk of, diagnosed with or know someone who has lymphoedema they are welcome to attend this open day. You will hear from a range of speakers who will share their experience and expert knowledge on lymphoedema. There will also be an opportunity to view a range of compression garments for the treatment of lymphoedema. Read more about this event here.

10 years of Herceptin®: A public talk with Dr. Dennis Slamon

Cancer Clinical Research Trust invites you to the 10th anniversary celebration of the use of Herceptin® in early stage breast cancer: 'An evening with Dr. Dennis Slamon', chaired by Áine Lawlor.

Location: Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Date: Friday 9th October 2015
Time: 8pm

Join us on Breast Health Day 15th October 2015!

Held every year, Breast Health Day aims to disseminate information concerning breast health and raise awareness of prevention and early detection of breast cancer among women and girls.

This year’s theme is Make Good Choices For Your Breast Health Every Day.

Engaging in physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and eating a healthy diet are important lifestyle factors that can affect breast cancer risk. What you choose to do today and every day can influence your future breast health.

The European Parliament Adopts Declaration on the Fight Against Breast Cancer in the EU

Brussels – On 22 July, the European Parliament adopted the written declaration “On the Fight Against Breast Cancer in the EU” (0017/2015) which calls for the implementation of measures across Europe to fight this disease, which is the leading cause of death in European women aged 35 to 59. A majority of MEPs signed the declaration, which was co-authored by 10 MEPs and backed by EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition.

Irish Cancer Society Survey - The Real Cost of Cancer

The Irish Cancer Society in conjunction with Millward Brown are running a survey on “the real cost of cancer” It’s an online survey and very easy to fill out. Anyone who has experienced a cancer diagnosis or that of a family member should take part in this very useful survey. Details can be found here

Closing date is 31 July 2015

Public Consultation on the development of a National Cancer Strategy for 2016-2025

The Department of Health is seeking the views of the public on cancer services and priorities for a new cancer strategy. Europa Donna Ireland would like to encourage everyone to input into this. You need to download and fill out the document and either email or post it back to the Department of Health.

All the information you require can be found here.

Information Session Sat 13 June “Breast Cancer, can I control my risk?”

Europa Donna Ireland - The Irish Breast Cancer Campaign is holding an information Session

“Breast Cancer, can I control my risk?”

The Information Session will feature:

Reem Salman Consultant Breast Surgeon Beacon Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and Eccles Clinic   

Photos from Flickr