The Economist’s 6th Annual World Cancer Series: Europe Brussels

The Economist’s 6th Annual World Cancer Series: Europe Summit will take place on November 10-11th 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. It will deliver fresh, robust and action-oriented insights to drive improvements in the region’s cancer care.

Coronavirus has turned the global spotlight onto health care and upended medical services. It has exposed the frailties of existing systems but also highlighted examples of nimble innovation and success.

The event will gather senior policymakers, clinicians, industry leaders, academics and patient advocates to drive forward the conversation on improving the provision of cancer care in Europe.

We will look to the constantly evolving cancer-care landscape across Europe for lessons that can be applied to achieve improvements in cancer care. This is not only against the backdrop of the pandemic, but also in the context of the EU’s Beating Cancer Plan. Our discussions will take a deep dive into the key conversations in oncology in Europe. From policymakers to patients, this event will hear from those most affected about the areas of greatest unmet need and how these should be tackled.

Speakers include :

  • Margaritis Schinas, vice-president for promoting our european way of life, European Commission
  • Stella Kyriakides, commissioner for health and food safety, European Commission
  • Miklós Kásler, minister of human capacities, Hungary
  • Martin Seychell, deputy director-general for health, European Commission
  • Dolors Montserrat, head of the EPP Spanish delegation, European Parliament and former minister of health, Spain
  • Miriam Dalli, MEP and vice-chair, MEPs Against Cancer
  • Tomislav Sokol, MEP, European People’s Party
  • Ricardo Baptista Leite, Member of Parliament, Portugal and head of public health, Católica University of Portugal
  • Henny Braund, chief executive, Anthony Nolan
  • Josep Figueras, director, WHO European Centre for Health Policy, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
  • Lydia Makaroff, chief executive, Fight Bladder Cancer and vice-president, World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition
  • And many more

 Join us and :

  • Meet and network with more than 300 senior policymakers, clinicians, industry leaders, academics and patient advocates
  • Hear from more than 90 speakers over 2 days of high-level conversation including industry-focused sessions
  • Learn about CAR-T, immuno-oncology, precision medicine and the future of clinical trials
  • Contribute to the conversation – join interactive roundtable discussions on: personalised prevention, implementation science, living with cancer, palliative care and more
  • Hear from patients on the short, mid and long-term steps to be taken to support the lives of patients and carers
  • Visit the expo – build new partnerships with innovators and technology providers developing solutions to accelerate improvements in treatment and care


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