Cancon policy conference 13th May 2015

Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels


Press release

Presentations as pdf's: 
M. Markkula: Painting the Big Frame
J. Kelly: Perspective on Cancer Control and Advocacy 
T. Albreht: Cancer Control Joint Action Overview
M. Coleman: Cancer survival trends and inequalities: what is the role for Europe?
J. Tognetti: Survivorship and national example  


Welcomes by

Mr Markku Markkula, the President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) 
Mr Karsten Uno Petersen, Host, CoR Member 
Mr Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Dr Sakari Karjalainen, Secretary General, Cancer Society of Finland, CanCon Dissemination Leader
Mr Alojz Peterle, MEP, President, MEPs Against Cancer 
Ms Joan Kelly, the President of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) “Perspective on Cancer Control and Advocacy”
Dr Tit Albreht, CanCon Project Coordinator, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia "Cancer Control Joint Action Overview"

“Cancer survival trends and inequalities: what is the role for Europe?”- Prof Michel Coleman, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
“Survivorship and National example” - Julien Tognetti, European Project Officer, National Institute of Cancer, France (INCa)

Panel Discussion on improving the quality of life of patients and survivors 

a. Role of Cancer Patients - Prof Francesco de Lorenzo, European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)
b. Role of Cancer Leagues
c. Role of Parliamentarians - Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Against Cancer
d. Role of National Governments - Health Attachés

Closing and The Way Forward, closing remarks by MAC President MEP Alojz Peterle and CanCon Dissemination leader Sakari Karjalainen