Supportive cancer care in Belgium : State of play and future directions

Last updated on 2-4-2024 by Marie Malingreau

Fri, 22/03/2024 - 15:30 to 19:30

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The BeONCOsup project seeks to develop the ‘Belgian Handbook for (Hemato-)Oncological Supportive Care’, which aims on optimising the provision of supportive care for cancer patients and their relatives as well as for professionals in finding recourses to refer patients to appropriate support 

As this event is a crucial part of the project, we look forward to your participation, where we can collectively contribute to the advancement of supportive cancer care in Belgium.

This project is a collaborative effort from Sciensano and financed by the RIZIV-INAMI.

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* Please note that the event has a limited capacity, registration is mandatory and we will reach out to you shortly to confirm your attendance.
** This event will exclusively be held in English





15:30 -
16:00 START
Registration /
16:00 -
Welcome and introduction Marc Van Den Bulcke (Belgian Cancer Centre — Sciensano)
Anouk Waeytens ( Cabinet of Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health)
16:20 -
Keynote speeches: Supportive cancer care — Survivorship: where are we now? Jean Klastersky (Cancer Supportive Care Task Force)
Florence Van Ryckeghem (Cancer Survivorship Task Force)
17:05 -
Keynote speeches: Patient perspectives on supportive cancer care Kayla Rifaâd
Marieke Colpaert
17:35 -
Presentation: Belgian Handbook for (Hemato)-Oncological Supportive Care Sofie Theys (Belgian Cancer Centre — Sciensano)
17:50 -
Presentation: Belgian Network of Supportive Care Régine Kiasuwa Mbengi (Belgian Cancer Centre — Sciensano)
18:00 -
Networking reception: Presentation of Belgian initiatives regarding supportive cancer care Ann De Zitter (Axxon)
Andrea Cornez & Jerome Van Lindth (Bao Academy)
Nathalie Deleu & Isabelle Paelinck (Oncobulle)
Juliette Berguet (Baob Brussels)
Régine Simonis & Alexandra Paye (Oncocoon)
Nathalie Vanlaer (UZ Brussel — CHU Brugmann)
18:50 -
Roundtable: State of play and future directions for supportive cancer care and survivorship in Belgium Hans Neefs (Kom Op Tegen Kanker)
An Lebacq (Stichting tegen Kanker/Fondation contre le Cancer)
Eva Paepe (Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent)
Magali Mertens (ASBL Travail et cancer)
Bernard Willemart (Espace bien-être l’Essentiel — Namur)
Dirk Van Gestel (College of Oncology)
Christel Fontaine (BSMO taksforce Supportive Care — Survivorship)
19:50 –
20:00 END
Closing remarks Karin De Ridder (Wetenschappelijk Directeur Epidemiologie en Volksgezondheid – Sciensano)

More info about BeOncoSup

This event contributes to Sciensano's activities in the field of: 


Eurostation, Rue Ernest Blerot 1
Room Storck
1000 Brussel


Free, but the registration is mandatory


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