Tue, 26/02/2019 (All day)
The Cancer Centre of Belgium celebrates its 10th birthday in 2019 and on that occasion we wish to look forward together with you on what is to come, what should be done and how we can realize all of it together.
We are very honored to welcome our Minister of Health and Social affairs, Maggie De Block to set the stage of the day.
Key players in the cancer will share with us their reflections on the past evolutions, positive evolutions and formulate critical views on missed opportunities or failed strategies and their ideas and hopes for future actions. They will cover the complete cancer landscape from prevention and early detection to survivorship including research, economics and innovation as key pillars in a sustainable and society-driven cancer policy.
09.30 Welcome | Marc Van den Bulcke, Sciensano
09.35 Opening | Maggie De Block, Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, Belgium
10.00 The burden of cancer in Europe and elsewhere: are we doing enough to prevent it? | Elisabeth Weiderpass, IARC
10.45 Society and innovation in oncology | Ignaas Devisch, UGent
11.30 The economics of Cancer | Lieven Annemans, Ugent
12.15 Panel discussion | moderator: Marc Peeters, UZA
12.45 Lunch Break
14.00 Precision medicine: future or illusion | Jaques Degrève, VUB
14.30 Whole genome sequencing in Cancer: what, when, where, why and how | Mark Caulfield, Genomics England, UK
15.15 Cancer: the changing trajectory of the disease course | Tit Albreht, National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia
15.45 EC dimension in innovation in oncology | Jan-Willem van de Loo, EC DG-RTD
16.15 Panel discussion | moderator: Anouk Waeytens, NIHDI
16.45 Conclusions | Frank Hulstaert, KCE
17.00 Closing session | Marc Van den Bulcke, Sciensano