23. 11. 2021 14:00 – 23. 11. 2021 16:00

We are pleased to invite you to our Stakeholder Forum – Symposium on “Genomics and cancer: from iPAAC to Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”.

For several years, we have been working together with experts and representatives of the Member States and the European Commission on sharpening our ideas on how to bring genomics to the cancer patients. We have given great importance to establishing a transparent ethical and legal context to this innovation, to address training and education of health professionals and to make the link between precision health and medicine. Several Member States have structurally integrated genomics already in their healthcare system but many challenges still remain. The Europe’s beating Cancer plan will surely facilitate to fill these gaps in the coming years though.

iPAAC Stakeholder Forum – Symposium
“Genomics and cancer: from iPAAC to Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”
Date: Tuesday 23 November from 14:00 – 16:00 (CET)
Place: Virtual event (WebEx)

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Program of the meeting:

  • Welcome (Marc Van den Bulcke, Sciensano, Belgium)
  • Session 1: A framework for genomics in healthcare
    • ELSI aspects and cancer genomics (Wannes Van Hoof, Sciensano, Belgium) (20 min)
    • Stratified genetic screening (M. Zappa & Paolo Rossi, Italy) (20 min)
    • Training and education in genomics (Stephania Boccia, USC, Italy) (20 min)
    • Distance training on onco-genomics for health professionals (R de Angelis, ISS, Italy) (20 min)
    • Discussion
  • 10 min break
  • Session 2: Implementation and opportunities for genomics in the European healthcare ecosystem
    • Implementation of NGS in HCS – a translational assessment (Marie Delnord, Sciensano, Belgium) (20 min)
    • Genomics in oncology in France (Fréderique Nowak, Inserm, France) (20 min)
    • Opportunities for precision oncology through the EBC plan (Dennis Horgan, EAPM)
    • Discussion
  • Wrap up (Marc Van den Bulcke, Sciensano, Belgium)