EFPIA Oncology Data Summit: Unleashing the potential of data to improve cancer care Brussels

We are delighted to invite you to the Oncology Data Summit "Unleashing the potential of data to improve cancer care".

The Summit will bring together cancer and data players from around Europe to actively participate in identifying the opportunities, challenges and solutions needed to maximise the impact from gathering and using oncology data, to make a difference for the people who matter most: cancer patients.

The Summit will firstly seek to build a common understanding of the current oncology data landscape, which is both fragmented and rapidly evolving. The agenda will then address the issues related to access to, and the use of, oncology data, before concluding by addressing the actions needed to be taken locally or nationally, as well as at the European level. With calls for a European Cancer Plan gaining prominence in the election campaign for the European Parliament, the Summit will make recommendations on how such a plan can support progress in this area.

We believe that these challenges can best be addressed through a collaborative approach, involving patients and patient groups, medical experts, academia, regulators, policymakers and industry. Join us on 18 June 2019 and contribute to improving cancer care through the effective use of oncology data.


Poster Set Up & Networking
10:00 to 11:20 Setting the Scene
  • Presentation on Oncology Data Landscape Report
  • Keynote speeches
  • Presentation on Data Saves Lives project
  • Conclusion
11:20 to 12:00 Value of health data for cancer patients
12:00 to 13:00 Networking Lunch & Poster Presentations
13:00 to 14:30 Spotlight on access to data
  • Panel discussion on governance, data protection, privacy
  • Panel discussion on standards and infrastructure
14:30 to 14:50 Networking Coffee Break with Poster Presentations
14:50 to 16:00 Spotlight on the use of data
  • Introduction
  • Panel discussion on acceptance of RWD by regulators & HTA
  • Panel discussion on use of data to improve sustainability of health systems
16:00 to 16:20 Voting on Policy Recommendations
16:20 to 17:00 Looking ahead
  • Presentation on the UK’s Cancer Strategy
  • Panel discussion on the European Masterplan for Cancer
  • Concluding note and presentation of voting results
17:00 to 18:00 – Networking Cocktail

If you are interested in attending the event, please send an email to