International Collaborations | 8 - 11 November, 2009 / Cernobbio, Como, Italy

Scientific Program

PROGRAM SESSIONS
6 comprehensive sessions will provide many options for participants from all countries of the world. Each session is being planned by different global experts who collectively represent the Scientific Committee for the Congress. 


TOPIC AREAS TO BE EXPLORED

Congress Theme
International collaboration between ‘high income’ and ‘low/middle income’ countries to achieve population-based cancer control: Europe and the World.


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Sunday, November 8,  2009

17:00 – 19:35    OPENING CEREMONY (Plenary Room)

The 3rd International Cancer Control Congress will officially open in the Plenary Room at the Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como. The Opening Ceremony will feature a global overview on cancer control with keynote speakers sharing local, regional and global efforts in cancer control. Cultural entertainment followed by a welcome reception will give you a chance to network with your colleagues as you enjoy your first night in picturesque Lake Como, Italy

17:00  Opening Remarks – Congress Purpose/Outcomes/Objective, Dr. Simon B. Sutcliffe

17:15  Welcome to the Congress, Dr. Marco Pierotti

17:25  Welcome from the President of Regione Lombardia, Dr. Roberto Formigoni

17:40  Declare Congress Open, and Keynote Address, Prof. Enzo Scotti, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy

Challenge Addresses

17:55    Global Challenges in Cancer Control, Dr. Ala Din Alwan, Assistant Director General, World Health Organization

18:15    European Perspective on Population-Based Cancer Control, Honourable Mary Harney T.D., Minister for Health and Children, Republic of Ireland

18:30    Challenges in Population-Based Cancer Control    Regione Lombardia Perspective, Dr. Luciano Bresciani, Health Councillor of Regione Lombardia, Italy

18:45    Challenges in South-Central America after ICCC2, Dr. Luiz Antonio Santini, Director General National Cancer Institute of Brazil (INCA), Brazil

19:00  Plenary Q&A

19:10  Closing Comments, Dr. Andrea Micheli

19:20  Cultural Welcome, “Coro Alpini Grigna” (Grigna Chorus)

19:35 – 20:30    WELCOME RECEPTION (Exhibit Hall, Cernobbio 10 & 11)


Monday, November 9, 2009

08:30 – 10:00    PLENARY SESSION A: Cancer Control - “Planning And Monitoring” Population-Based Systems: Europe And The World (Plenary Room)

Session Overview

The session will discuss in the context of high, middle and low income settings (a) how the ‘population tumour burden’ is measured and monitored (b) how the need for interventions and services is linked to the capacity to respond (c) how cancer plans and programs are monitored to assess performance (d) how current and future needs for cancer control services are determined (e) how to address improving cancer control in the context of available planning information (e.g., census, registries, surveillance, projection) and in the absence of good planning information – what can be done; how to best move forward? (f) what is the nature and role of collaboration and support from high income and/or more ‘developed’ countries?

Chairs: Dr. Joe Harford (USA), Dr. Paul Ndom (Cameroon), Dr. Michel P. Coleman (UK), Dr. A. Nandakumar (India), Dr. Brenda Edwards (USA), Dr. Riccardo Capocaccia (Italy)

08:30 – 08:35    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers:  Dr. Joe Harford, Chair

08:35 – 09:35    PLENARY SPEAKERS:

08:35 – 08:55    Cancer Atlas Revisited: Role of Information Technology in Data Capture – PA-1, Dr. A. Nandakumar (India)

08:55 – 09:15    The Middle East Cancer Consortium – an example of regional cooperation in cancer registry and palliative care activities - PA-2, Dr. Joe Harford (USA)

09:15 – 09:35    The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. (Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools) Online Web Portal – A Widely Used Tool in North America for Effective Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation - PA-3, Dr. Brenda Edwards (USA)

09:35 – 10:00 Plenary Q & A, Moderator: Dr. Joe Harford


10:00 – 10:30    COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS ON DISPLAY


10:30 – 12:30    CONCURRENT WORKSHOP DISCUSSIONS

WORKSHOP 1: Cancer Surveillance - Why Is It Important, And How Should It Be Done? (Lario 04)

Leads: Dr. A Nandakumar (India), Dr. Michel P. Coleman (UK)

The workshop will address the issue of cancer surveillance - the continuous recording of robust, population-based information on the cancer burden. Cancer surveillance is required both to enable the development of appropriate policy responses, and to evaluate whether those policies have been effective. Key measures include incidence, prevalence, mortality and survival. Surveillance is required at global, national and regional (sub-national) level. Within a country, the cancer burden may vary by age, sex, geography, socio-economic group or ethnicity. Population-based cancer registries are essential tools for cancer control. By comparison with diagnostic and treatment services, cancer registries are not expensive to run, yet too few viable registries exist in low- and middle-income countries. Those that do exist are often organizationally fragile.

10:30 – 10:40    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Michel P. Coleman

10:40 – 11:05    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:40 – 10:50    Planning and Monitoring population based surveillance of cancer control constructs – A1-2, Dr. Bradford William Hesse (USA)

10:50 - 11:00     When to expect improvement in population based survival following a national cancer control plan – A1-3, Dr. Hans Henrik Storm (Denmark)

11:00 – 11:05    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:05 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 2:Cancer Services - Defining Needs, Setting Standards, Evaluating Quality And Safety (Lario 02)

Lead: Dr. Paul Ndom (Cameroon)

This workshop will focus on assessment of local needs for cancer services and evaluation of the quality of such services. 

10:30 – 10:40    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Paul Ndom

10:40 – 11:15    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:40 – 10:50    Evaluation, monitoring and stepwise improvement of cervical cancer screening – A2-1, Prof. Dik Habbema (Netherlands)

10:50 – 11:00    Breast cancer stage at diagnosis and survival in EUROCARE-3 High Resolution and in Cuba, – A2-2, Dr. Claudia Allemani (Italy)

11:00 – 11:10    Understanding cancer treatment and outcomes in community: the cancer care outcomes research and surveillance consortium (CanCORS) - A2-3, Dr. Dee West (USA)

11:10 – 11:15    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:15 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 3: Cancer Control - Managing Scarce Human Resources, Training And Migration (Lario 03)

Lead: Dr. Joe Harford (USA)

The workshop will focus on the issues of building human capacity for cancer control based on local needs. 

10:30 – 10:50    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Joe Harford

10:50 – 11:15    Oral Abstract Presentation

10:50 - 11:00    Estimating resource requirements for meeting human resources for health – A3-1, Dr. Mubashar Sheikh (Switzerland)

11:00 – 11:05    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:05 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 4: Cancer Plans - Their Rationale And Design, And Evaluation Of Their Performance (Lario 09)

Lead: Dr. Heather Bryant (Canada)

This workshop specifically explores how evidence can be used as the basis for cancer planning. 

10:30 – 10:40    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Heather Bryant

10:40 – 11:15    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:40 – 10:50    National Cancer Control Programmes Capacity Assessment: A Joint WHO-IAEA Initiative – A4-1 Dr. Cecilia Sepulveda (Switzerland)

10:50 – 11:00    Monitoring Progress of National Cancer Control in the Netherlands – A4-2, Dr. Renée Otter (Netherlands)

11:00 – 11:10    Development of a national system performance reporting system – A4-3, Dr. Heather Bryant (Canada)

11:10 – 11:15    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:15 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

 

WORKSHOP 5: Palliative Care – Planning Treatment For Pain, Ensuring Dignity At The End Of Life (Lario 10)

Lead: Dr. Xavier Gomez-Batiste (WHO)

This workshop sets forth the pressing need for palliative care especially in developing countries where late stage of diagnosis is all too common. 

10:30 – 10:50    Workshop overview: Dr. Xavier Gomez-Batiste

10:50 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions


12:30 – 13:30    LUNCH


13:30 – 15:00    PLENARY SESSION B: Cancer Control - Europe And The World: International “Collaborative Interest Group Workshop” (Plenary Room)

Session Overview

This session has been created on the basis of feedback from the two previous congresses to provide a forum that offers an opportunity for participants with common interests to pursue collaboration and further development of shared initiatives, whether existing or established de novo at the 3rd International Cancer Control Congress (ICCC). It is intended that interest groups foster inter-disciplinary participation and engage with governments, NGOs,  foundations, health providers and the public sector.

The session has two themes – to promote ongoing geographic collaboration and to provide a forum to generate interest on topics of broad interest or requiring focus that might benefit from collaboration.

Chairs: Dr. Andrea Micheli (Italy), Dr. Andreas Ullrich (WHO), Dr. Luiz Antonio Santini (Brazil), Dr. Luzia Travado (Portugal), Dr. Agis Tsouros (WHO)

13:30 – 13:35    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers:  Dr. Andrea Micheli, Chair

13:35 – 14:35    PLENARY SPEAKERS:

13:35 – 13:50    Cancer control: the World Cancer Declaration promoted by UICC - PB-1, Prof. Franco Cavalli (Switzerland)

13:50 – 14:05    On domains where the AU-EU collaboration might be implemented - PB-2, Dr. Julia Downing (Uganda) on behalf of Dr. Faith Mwangi Powell (Uganda)

14:05 – 14:20    World-wide study of cancer survival (CONCORD): an example of international collaboration - PB-3, Prof. Michel P. Coleman (UK)

14:20 – 14:35    The global role of charities in supporting international collaboration - PB-4, Ms. Claire Neal (USA)

14:35 – 15:00    Plenary Q & A, Moderator: Dr. Andrea Micheli


15:00 – 15:30    COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS ON DISPLAY


15:30 – 17:40    CONCURRENT WORKSHOP DISCUSSIONS

WORKSHOP 1: Cancer Control: International Collaboration Between The EU And The AU (Lario 04)

Leads: Dr. Andrea Micheli (Italy),  Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell (Uganda),  Dr. Andreas Ullrich (WHO)

Co-Chairs: Prof. De Lorenzo (Italy),  Dr. Alberto Costa (Italy),  Dr. Luzia Travado (Portugal),  Dr. Luigi Grassi (Italy),  Dr. Jean Marie Dangou (WHO-Africa), Dr. Augusto Caraceni (Italy)

The workshop discusses and explores cancer control statements that should be included in the politicians’ agenda for health collaboration between the European Union and the African Union.

15:30 – 15:40    Workshop Overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Andrea Micheli

15:40 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    Pap smear diagnosis via satellite for Africa – B1-1, Dr. Agostino Faravelli (Italy)

15:50 – 16:00    Psychosocial morbidity and quality of life in cancer patients: the Southern European psycho-oncology study - an international collaboration at the EU level – B1-2, Dr. Luigi Grassi (Italy)

16:00 – 16:10   A community work model for a cancer survivor driven support network in South Africa – B1-3, Dr. Strydom Eldre (South Africa)

16:10 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:20 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 2: Cancer Control: International Collaboration “Latin American – Carribean Alliance” (Lario 02)

Lead: Dr. Luiz Antonio Santini (Brazil)

The workshop intends to update participants on the progress of Latin American-Caribbean intra-regional collaboration, bilateral and multi-national collaboration, share challenges encountered and promote cancer control in Latin American and Caribbean countries. Specific focus will be devoted to: (a) U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) collaboration with the Office of Latin American Cancer Program Development (OLACPD); (b) British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) collaboration with Brazilian National Cancer Institute (INCA) .

The Latin American and Caribbean Alliance for Cancer Control was organized in the months leading up to the 2ndInternational Cancer Control Congress. As the 2nd ICCC closed, Alliance representatives from ten countries issued the Rio de Janeiro Declaration, a call for greater collaboration among Latin American and Caribbean countries in their efforts to prevent and control cancer.

15:30 – 15:40    Workshop Overview &  Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Luiz Antonio Santini

15:40 – 16:10    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    Breast Cancer Control Strategic: the Public Programs trajectory in Brazil. – B2-1, Dr. Carla Andreia Vilanova Marques (Brazil)

15:50 – 16:00    Medicine Consumption and Spending for Chemotherapy of the most Prevalent Tumors in Brazil – B2-2, Dr. Tereza Maria Piccinini Feitosa (Brazil)

16:00 – 16:10    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:10 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 3: Cancer Control: International Collaboration Between European Union (EU) - Countries of The Middle East/Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) (Lario 03)

Leads: Dr. Luigi Bisanti (Italy), Dr. Andrea Micheli (Italy), Dr. Andreas Ullrich (WHO)

Cochairs: Dr. Adele Seniori Costantini (Italy), Dr. Gad Rennert (Israel), Dr. Niveen Abu-Rmeileh (Palestinian Authority), Dr. Rodolfo Saracci (Italy), Dr. Angelo Stefanini (Italy), Dr. Mostafa Kamal (Egypt), Dr. Massimo Federico (Italy)

With  the contribution of the Italian Association of Epidemiology (AIE) and  Ministero Lavoro, Salute e Politiche Sociali, Direzione Generale per i Rapporti con l'UE e per i Rapporti Internazionali

The workshop intends to explore and leverage opportunities of cooperation and research within the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) and between the EMR and institutions in other parts of the world.  The workshop will favor scientific debate about methods and strategies for cancer control in the Eastern Mediterranean Region focused on analysis of the state of cancer control programs in the region.  Specific focus will be on (a) Cancer control and surveillance: implementation of cancer registries (b) Early diagnosis and cancer screening (c)  Tobacco epidemics

15:30 – 15:40    Workshop Overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Luigi Bisanti

Invited Presentations

  • Healthcare services and cancer surveillance in the Eastern Mediterranean – Dr. Niveen Abu-Rmeileh (Palestinian Authority)
  • Early Diagnosis and Cancer Screening – Dr. Gad Rennert (Israel)
  • Tobacco Epidemics – Dr. Mostafa Kamal (Egypt)

15:40 – 16:10    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    KHCC: A Model for International & Regional Scientific Collaborations.– B3-1, Dr. Jamal Khader (Jordan)

15:50 – 16:00    Initiating a Hospital based Psychosocial Treatment Program: a Collaboration between Ankara Oncology Research and Training Hospital and Stanford University Hospital Cancer Center, CA – B3-2, Dr. Patricia Ann Fobair (USA)

16:00 – 16:10    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:10 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 4: Cancer Control For Youth (AYA: adolescents and young adults) (Lario 09)

Leads: Dr. Gemma Gatta (Italy), Dr. Andrea Ferrari (Italy)

Co-chairs:  Dr. Sergio Koifman (Brazil), Dr. Ebrima Bah (Gambia), Dr. Guido Pastore (Italy), Dr. Ronald Barr (Canada)

The aim of the workshop is to reach an agreement for International collaborative studies on adolescents and young adults (AYA). Specific focus will be on (a) description of trends in the incidence and survival of AYA cancers (b) interpretation of possible differences in cancer survival in AYA and suggestions for concrete solutions for disparities in access to treatment (c ) increasing incidence, suggestions to populations, local and national administrations to promote adoption of correct habit and public solution to contrast or encourage the effect of the possible risk/preventive factors known to be related with cancers in AYA. The hope is that through this workshop, interest groups will foster inter-disciplinary participation and engage across government/ NGO / provider / foundations / public sectors.

15:30 – 15:40    Workshop Overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Gemma Gatta

15:40 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    Survival Differences between European Adolescents (15-19 years) and young adults (20-24 years)  with cancer diagnosed during 1995-2002.– B4-1, Dr. Annalisa Trama(Italy)

15:50 – 16:00    Adolescent Cancer a problem to puzzle over in El Salvador - B4-2, Dr. Andrea Ferrari (Italy)

16:00 – 16:10    Adolescent Cancer at the Unidad Nacional de Oncologia Pediatrica (UNOP) in Guatemala, Central America. – B4-3, Dr. Andrea Ferrari (Italy)

16:10 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:20 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 5: Cancer Control: The World Cancer Declaration (Lario 10)

Lead: Prof. Franco Cavalli (Switzerland)

Co-chairs: Dr. Eduardo Cazap (Argentina), Dr. Kathy Redmond (Ireland)

With a contribution from ESO (European School of Oncology) and the collaboration of UICC (International Union against Cancer)

The workshop will provide context on the background and history of the World Cancer Declaration (WCD) of 2008. Thereafter, explore the WCD in terms of what is new and what is important. A specific focus will be on the World Cancer Declaration in Latin America.

15:30 – 15:40    Workshop Overview & Introduction of Speakers: Prof. Franco Cavalli

15:40 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    Results of a comparison between 10 national cancer plans (NCPs) in Europe – B5-1, Dr. Renee Otter (The Netherlands)

15:50 – 16:00    The 1st International Telehealth Palliative Care Symposium – B5-2, Prof. Dr. Judith Salmon Kaur (USA)

16:00 – 16:10    Survivors: Living Through and Beyond Cancer. An Italian Study on Rehabilitation for Cancer Patients – B5-3, Dr. Lucia Mangone (Italy)

16:10 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:20 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions


WORKSHOP 6: Cancer Control. International Collaboration on CPGS (Clinical Practice Guidelines)
(Lario 11)

Leads: Dr. Susan O’Reilly (Canada), Dr. Paola Muti (Italy)

Co-chairs: Dr. Paolo Casali (Italy)

The workshop explores the evidence-based rationale encouraging use of clinical practice guidelines. It intends to promote international networks and collaborations to develop standardized “quality” guidelines that are adaptable and practically useful to the “country of use”.

15:30 – 15:50    Workshop Overview: Dr. Susan O'Reilly

15:50 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions


Tuesday, 10 November, 2009

08:30 – 10:00    PLENARY SESSION C: Cancer Control - Establishing Effective Primary Prevention And Population-Based Screening Programs (Plenary Room)

Session Overview:

This session will examine evidence-based pragmatic and contextual approaches to the development of effective prevention and early detection programs in the context of high, middle and low resource settings. 

The emphasis will be on reviewing current scientific evidence and successful programmatic interventions for cancer prevention and risk factor reduction, both individual and population based interventions, as well as screening and early detection for cervix and breast cancers. 

Links with prevention of other diseases, promotion of population well-being, and other public health initiatives, will be noted where these are relevant.  

Chairs: Ms. Silvana Luciani (USA), Ms. Lianne Vardy (Canada), Dr. Annie J. Sasco (France), Dr. Eugenio Paci (Italy), Prof. Isaac Adewole (Nigeria)

08:30 – 08:35    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers:  Ms. Lianne Vardy

08:35 – 09:35    PLENARY SPEAKERS:

08:35 – 08:55    Cancer control and prevention in a public health framework: social, economic and environmental as well as biological and personal factors - PC-1, Dr. Geoffrey Cannon (Brazil)

08:55 – 09:15    Public Policies that can make a real difference for Cancer Prevention – PC-2, Dr. Franco Berrino (Italy) on behalf of Dr. Annie J. Sasco (France)

09:15 – 09:35    Screening for Cancer: does it have any impact on cancer outcomes? - PC-3, Dr. Eduardo L. Franco (Canada)

09:35 – 09:40    Summary: Ms. Silvana Luciani, Chair

09:40 – 10:00    Plenary Q & A, Moderator: Ms. Silvana Luciani


10:00 – 10:30    COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS ON DISPLAY


10:30 – 12:30    CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

WORKSHOP 1: Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity And Cancer Prevention:  Policy Implications Of The 2007 And 2009 World Cancer Research Fund/ American Institute For Cancer Research Reports (Lario 04)

Lead: Ms. Lianne Vardy (Canada)

The workshop explores the relationships between diet, physical activity and cancer risk; how best to prevent cancer; and the policies and actions recommended by the 2007 and 2009 World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research reports. 

10:30 – 10:40    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speakers: Ms. Lianne Vardy

10:40 – 11:15    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:40 – 10:50    Presentation on the WCRF/AICR reports - C1-1, Dr. Martin Wiseman (UK)

10:50 – 11:00    Reducing overweight/obesity and increasing fruit and vegetables consumption at the workplace: effectiveness of an intervention study (2007-2008).– C1-2, Dr. Fabio S. Gomes (Brazil)

11:00 – 11:10    Preventive Counseling of Cancer– C1-3, Mr. Abel Limache-García (Peru)

11:10 – 11:15    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:15 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 2: HPV Vaccines For Cervical Cancer Prevention In Middle And Low Income Countries (Lario 02)

Leads: Ms. Silvana Luciani (USA), Prof. Isaac Adewole (Nigeria)

The workshop explores the scientific evidence regarding HPV vaccines for cervical cancer prevention; the opportunities and barriers to its introduction into public health programs in various resource settings; the professional community and public reactions to the HPV vaccines; and decision making approaches on whether and how to introduce these vaccines into public health programs.

10:30 – 10:40    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speakers: Prof. Isaac Adewole

10:40 – 11:05    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:40 – 10:50    HPV vaccines and integration into cervical cancer prevention programs – C2-1, Dr. Eduardo Franco (Canada)

10:50 – 11:00    New tools for comprehensive cervical cancer prevention planning: striking a balance between screening/treatment and vaccination – C2-2, Mr. Scott Wittet (USA)

11:00 – 11:05    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:05 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 3: Environmental And Occupational Issues In Cancer Prevention (Lario 03)

Lead: Dr. Franco Berrino (Italy)

The workshop explores the scientific evidence on cancer risks associated with exposure to environmental and occupational carcinogens; effective strategies which can be applied to eliminate, prevent and control exposure to these carcinogens; and the multi-sectoral approach required for policy development across the environmental, health and labor sectors. Participants will discuss which environmental and occupational carcinogens pose the greatest risk in their countries and what can be done to reduce risks at the population and individual levels.

10:30 – 10:40    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Annie J. Sasco

10:40 – 10:55    Oral Abstract Presentation

10:40 – 10:50    Public Health Policies on Environmental Prevention of Cancer: Bulgarian Perspectives – C3-1, Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov (Bulgaria)

10:50 – 10:55    Oral Abstract Q&A

10:55 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions


WORKSHOP 4: The Good And The Bad: Lessons From Screening Programs In Developed Countries And What Other Countries Can Learn From The Experiences (Lario 09)

Leads: Dr. Eugenio Paci (Italy) Prof. Isaac Adewole (Nigeria),

The workshop explores evidence based approaches to screening and early detection programs, ranging from a Western approach which is highly technological to a less technology based approach used in other countries. 

10:30 – 10:35    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Eugenio Paci

10:35 – 11:30    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:35 – 10:45    Presentation by Dr. Eugenio Paci (Italy) - C4-1

10:45 – 10:55    Prevalence of positive family history of colorectal cancer in the general population – C4-2, Dr. Bijhan Moghimi-Dehkordi (Iran)

10:55 – 11:05    Screening history of invasive cervical cancer cases in Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Italy – C4-3, Dr. Antonella Zucchetto (Italy)

11:05 – 11:15    A cooperation between Italy and Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH) to disseminate cervical cancer screening – C4-4, Dr. Livia Giordano (Italy)

11:15 – 11:25    Colorectal Screening in Canada: A National Collaboration of Provincial Initiatives – C4-5, Dr. Heather Bryant (Canada)

11:25 – 11:30    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:30 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 5: Case Study: Breast Cancer Early Detection Guidelines And Experiences In Middle And Low Income Countries (Lario 10)

Lead: Ms. Silvana Luciani (USA)

The workshop explores the recommendations, guidelines and experiences of middle and low income countries in addressing breast cancer screening and early detection.

10:30 – 10:40    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speakers: Ms. Silvana Luciani

10:40 – 11:15    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:40 – 10:50    Presentation on breast cancer screening and early detection (TBC) - C5-1, TBC

10:50 – 11:00    A proposal for breast cancer prevention in the shantytowns of Nairobi (Kenya) – C5-2, Dr. Claudia Allemani (Italy)

11:00 – 11:10    Assessment of the Utility of Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of the Breast for Diagnosis of Breast Cancer in Countries with Limited Resourses. – C5-3, Dr. Annina Nicholas Wilkes (USA)

11:10 – 11:15    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:15 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 6: Case Study: Tobacco Control (Lario 11)

Lead: Dr. Tania Calvacante (Brazil)

The workshop explores the strategies that have been found to be successful in reducing tobacco exposure at the population level, particularly in lower income countries; how tobacco control programs can be effectively implemented; the components that should be included in a multisectoral approach and the necessary partners; and the challenges to implementing tobacco control programs in lower income countries.

10:30 – 10:40    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Tania Calvacante

10:40 – 11:15    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:40 – 10:50    Global Battle Against Cancer - Thro Tobacco-Control.   A Global-Campaign by the Youth –  for the Youth - of the Youth – C6-1, Mr. Venkatachalam Pillai Regunathan (India)

10:50 – 11:00    Control of Cancer - Promotion of Smoke Free Environments in Brazil – C6-2, Ms. Vera Lucia Silva Colombo (Brazil)

11:00 – 11:10    Tobacco Prevalence in Brazil: Systematic Review of   Population – based surveys – C6-3, Mrs. Leticia Casado (Brazil)

11:10 – 11:15    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:15 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions


12:30 – 13:30    LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00    PLENARY SESSION D: Comprehensive Cancer Control - Research And Development: Knowing What We Do And Doing What We Know (Plenary Room)

Session Overview:

This session will focus on building capacity to integrate research that is appropriate to the culture and context of the population, with a particular emphasis on the application of research related to cancer control interventions that have the capacity to influence outcomes. The session will include a few presentations that would compare and contrast opportunistic versus contextually-based participatory action research models for population-based and clinical research across the cancer control continuum.

Chairs: Dr. Jon Kerner (Canada), Dr. R. Sankaranarayanan (France), Dr. Marco Pierotti (Italy), Dr. Daniel Campos (Argentina), Dr. Enrico Garaci (Italy)

13:30 – 13:40    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Jon Kerner, Chair

13:40 – 14:35    PLENARY SPEAKERS:

13:40 – 14:00    Role of Industry in Public Health Research, Practice, & Policy - PD-1, Dr. Jon Kerner (Canada) on behalf of Dr. Derek Yach (Director of Global Health Policy at PepsiCo)

14:00 – 14:20    Role of the Public Sector in Clinical Research, Practice, & Policy - PD-2, Dr. Daniel Campos (Argentina) on behalf of Dr. Eduardo Cazap (Argentina)

14:20 – 14:35    Dr. Simon Sutcliffe (Canada) – Discussant

14:35 – 15:00    Plenary Q & A, Moderator: Dr. Jon Kerner


15:00 – 15:30    COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS ON DISPLAY

15:30 – 17:40    CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

WORKSHOP 1: Tumor Tissue Bio-Repositories (Lario 04)

Lead: Dr. Marco Pierotti (Italy)

Human biosamples can provide a bridge between laboratory research and clinical information about actual patients. It does this by enabling researchers to study the characteristics of a cancer, and to link those with what is known about the clinical behaviour of the cancer. Specifically, human biosamples can be used to identify and test new drugs; identify how cancers develop; identify and test new ways to screen for or diagnose specific types of cancer; identify groups of patients likely to respond to new drugs or experience side-effects from drugs; identify groups of patients and predict which type of treatment is right for them.

The workshop will cover these themes:

  • Collaboration between biobanks due to the small amount of samples
  • Harmonisation of approaches through the use of a commonly accepted quality management standard.
  • Provide Medical information
  • Management and technology;
  • Impact of privacy laws in different countries on research; and
  • Economic analyses of research biobanks in different countries.
  • Impact of biobanks on cancer control in low and middle income countries.

15:30 – 15:40    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Marco Pierotti

15:40 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    Overview of Marble Arch International Working Group on Human Biospecimen Biobanking for Research Purposes – D1-1, Dr. Pasquale de Blasio (USA)

15:50 – 16:00    HIV serology of Pediatric Cancers in Africa: ORCI 2008 study – D1-2, Dr. Kokwakila Jane Kaijage (Tanzania)

16:00 – 16:10    CTRNet:Facilitating Translational Cancer Research through a National Tumor Bank Network.– D1-3, Dr. Brent Schacter (Canada)

16:10 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:20 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 2: Clinical Trials (Lario 02)

Lead: Dr. Eduardo Cazap (Argentina)

In economically “emerging countries” like China, India , Brazil  or Egypt, the amount of clinical cancer research , as measured by number of trials, number of patients enrolled in trials and research funding, has increased dramatically in the past decade. A great majority of this research has funding originating from the private sector, and, generally, there is little support from governments or public funds for clinical research.The objective of this workshop is to discuss how to promote public investment in clinical trials at the international level, how to define objectives useful for the different patient populations and how to integrate clinical and epidemiological research in proactive actions towards global cancer control. 

15:30 – 15:40    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Daniel Campos

15:40 – 16:10    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    Is a single HPV DNA test effective in triaging women with low-grade abnormal cytology to cytological surveillance or colposcopy? Results from the UK TOMBOLA trial– D2-1, Dr. Linda Sharp (Ireland)

15:50 – 16:00    Implementation of a framework for data management, monitoring and analysis to support cancer control studies at the Instituto Nacional de Câncer of Brazil (INCA) – D2-2, Mrs. Isabele Avila Small (Brazil)

16:00 – 16:10    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:10 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 3: Eurocare Population-Based Cancer Registries, Cancer Survival (Lario 03)

Lead: Dr. Milena Sant (Italy)

This workshop will deal with the role of population-based survival estimates in reducing inequalities in cancer outcomes. The EUROCARE study (European Cancer Registry based project on survival and Care of cancer patients) will be discussed as an example, as well as contributions from national (e.g. SEER-US, FRANCIM-France) or international (CONCORD) projects. The workshop will also discuss the most appropriate methodology for monitoring survival and patterns of cancer care in developing countries.

15:30 – 15:40    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Milena Sant

15:40 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    Cancer control monitoring with cancer incidence, mortality and survival trends in Osaka, Japan – D3-1, Dr. Akiko Ioka (Japan)

15:50 – 16:00    A pilot Study of the Chinese Breast Cancer   Multi-Center Clinical Epidemiologic Study – D3-2, Dr. Jing Li (China)

16:00 – 16:10    The burden of cancer in adolescents and young adults – D3-3, Dr. Maria Paula Curado (France)

16:10 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:20 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 4: Health Services And Health Economics (Lario 09)

Lead: Dr. Dik Habbema (Netherlands)

This workshop will discuss the way in which “cancer control packages” should be determined in view of limited resources in low/middle/high income countries. Are disease burden, cost-effectiveness of interventions and the wealth of the country decisive in deciding what should be included in the control program, or are there other important considerations? How should wide and equal access to the services be enhanced? Are there illustrative country studies? Will the conclusion be that mainly  relatively cheap primary prevention efforts on the one hand, and palliative care on the other should be undertaken in really low income countries, or is there also ample room for secondary prevention and treatment? The outcome of the workshop should be recommendations of how to move the agenda of determining cancer control packages forward, and what the role of international research, practice and policy collaborations could be.

15:30 – 15:40    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Dik Habbema

15:40 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    Building a State-based Infrastructure for Data Driven, Evidenced Based Cancer Control in the United States. – D4-1, Dr. Hannah K. Weir (USA)

15:50 – 16:00    Addressing Research and Development needs with a National Centre for Health Economics, Services, Policy and Ethics (HESPE) – D4-2, Dr. Stuart Peacock (Canada)

16:00 – 16:10    Screening for colorectal cancer in Ireland: would it be cost-effective and what screening test should be used? – D4-3, Dr. Linda Sharp (Ireland)

16:10 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:20 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 5: Translating Research Into Practice (Lario 10)

Lead: Dr. Jon Kerner (Canada)

Tens of billions are spent on research discovery and thousands of billions on health service delivery worldwide, by both the public and private sectors. Yet what is spent to connect the two?  Relative to the investments in discovery and delivery, the answer may be viewed as “decimal dust.”  If science is about parsimony and simplicity, the challenge of moving science into practice and policy is not all that scientific, as yet. It is based more on anecdote than data and more on tacit knowledge from experience than explicit knowledge from translation research.  This may be particularly challenging in low and middle income countries. In this workshop, examples of knowledge translation research will be examined and models of knowledge exchange practice will be explored. Discussion may focus on the relevance of the lessons learned from science, largely funded in high income countries, to the lessons learned from policies and practices prevalent in low and middle income; and how both apply to reaching vulnerable populations who bear the highest burden of cancer in all countries.

15:30 – 15:40    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Jon Kerner

15:40 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    Creating a knowledge management culture in a virtual, pan-Canadian cancer organization - D5-1, Mrs. Anna Greenberg (Canada)

15:50 – 16:00    Virtual Healthcare Library for Cancer Control: An Approach to Data Integration and Knowledge Diffusion – D5-2, Mrs. Leticia Casado (Brazil)

16:00 – 16:10    Communities of Practice (CoPs): What contributes to their effectiveness for implementing cancer control strategies – D5-3, Mrs. Barbara Poole (Canada)

16:10 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:20 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 6: Palliative Care (Lario 11) 

Lead: Dr. Xavier Gomez-Batiste (WHO)

The workshop explores whether or not research and development is necessary to advance population-based palliative care and, if so, what research is most meaningful for - subject content advance? health system performance and integration? optimal clinical practice? in resource-rich and resource-challenged environments'? The forum intends to explore what mechanisms are best suited to advance palliative care research within and across national environments; what are the practical opportunities and challenges for conducting palliative care/end-of-life/supportive care research and how should those be addressed.

15:30 – 15:40    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Xavier Gomez-Batiste

15:40 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    A Research Program for Cancer Survivor Care and Control – D6-1, Ms. Mary McBride (Canada)

15:50 – 16:00    Neuropsychology in cancer survivorship: preliminary results – D6-2, Dr. Lorena Giovannini (Italy)

16:00 – 16:10    Survival Patterns of Patients After Enrollment in Island Hospice Service’s Palliative Care Programme – D6-3, Mr. Chenjerai Naboth Sisimayi (Zimbabwe)

16:10 – 16:20    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:20 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:40    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions


19:00 – 23:00    GALA DINNER (Plenary Room)

 


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

08:30 – 10:00    PLENARY SESSION E: Cancer Control - “Organization Of Population-Based Programs: Europe & The World” (Plenary Room)

Session Overview:

This session will examine models for planning and delivery of population-based cancer control appropriate to differing levels of resource commitment. Discussions will be in the context of (a) what are the principles and content of population based cancer control programs (b) how are population based programs implemented in different resource settings (c) role of government, NGOs, and other parties in support of models of interdisciplinary collaboration for successful organization of cancer control.

Chairs: Dr. Renée Otter (The Netherlands), Dr. You-Lin Qiao (China), Dr. Fiona Adshead (WHO), Dr. Edward Trapido (USA), Prof. Robert Burton (Australia), Dr. Massoud Samiei (Austria)

08:30 – 08:35    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Renee Otter

08:35 – 09:35    PLENARY SPEAKERS:

08:35 – 08:55    IAEA/PACT: A Partnership for Building Self-Sustaining Cancer Cure and Care Capacity in Low-Resource Countries - PE-1, Dr. Massoud Samiei (Austria)

08:55 – 09:15    Organization of population-based cancer control programs – Integration of NCD and cancer control – PE-2, Ms. Frances Priscilla Cuevas (Phillipines) on behalf of Dr. Robert Burton

09:15 – 09:35    Organization of Population-Based Cancer Control Programs - Primary Care Integration Into Cancer Control - PE-3, Dr. David Weller (UK)

09:35 – 10:00    Plenary Q & A, Moderator: Dr. Renee Otter


10:00 – 10:30    COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS ON DISPLAY


10:30 – 12:30    CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

WORKSHOP 1: Supportive And Palliative Care (Priorities) (Lario 04)

Lead: Dr. Xavier Gomez-Batiste (WHO)

The workshop explores the organization of population-based programs in palliative/end-of-life/supportive care including models providing population-based palliative care within different resource settings. Discussions will range from how is palliative/end-of-life/supportive care best integrated within disease specific programs (e.g., cancer control) as well as in integrated health delivery systems to how can organizational models for population-based palliative care enable the development of other aspects of cancer control, e.g., prevention, early detection, etc and how are the roles of different constituencies e.g., government, NGOs, industry, advocates, patient and public, best conceived, integrated and coordinated to optimize population-based palliative care?

10:30 – 10:40    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Xavier Gomez-Batiste

10:40 – 11:05    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:40 – 10:50    Developing an interdisciplinary programme to improve integrated care and quality of life of cancer patients – E1-1, Dr. Doris Schopper (Switzerland)

10:50 – 11:00    Bridging the Gap – linking Cancer Management with Cancer Care  (The role of the Oncology Social Worker in South Africa) – E1-2, Dr. Clare Manicom (South Africa)

11:00 – 11:05    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:05 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 2: Pediatric Oncology (Priorities) (Lario 02)

Lead: Dr. Ian Magrath (Belgium)

The workshop explores pediatric oncology in terms of volume of service to outcomes in different contextual resource settings and links quality of outcome to defined inputs especially availability and accessibility to both human and technical capital.

10:30 – 10:40    Workshop overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Ian Magrath

10:40 – 11:05    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:40 – 10:50    Attitudes and practices of Canadian pediatric and adult cancer treatment centres regarding care of adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients – E2-1, Prof. Dr. Paul Charles Rogers (Canada)

10:50 – 11:00    Modifying Lifestyles to Prevent Cancer in Childhood  A proposal to change the eating habits in schools – E2-2, Dr. Luis Enrique Medina Fernández (Peru)

11:00 – 11:05    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:05 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 3: The Organization Of Primary Care Systems (Priorities) (Lario 03)

Lead: Dr. David Weller (UK)

The workshop explores how primary care can be most meaningfully engaged in population-based cancer control. Models of primary care integration from different contextual settings including their points of differentiation, strengths and weaknesses will be examined.  

10:30 – 10:40    Workshop overview: Moderator Dr. David Weller

                        Introduduction of Speakers

10:40 – 10:55    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:40 – 10:50    The Cancer Patients Perspective on Follow-up in Danish Health Care – E3-1, Dr. Janne Lehmann Knudsen (Denmark)

10:50 - 10:55    Oral Abstract Q&A

10:55 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 4: The Organization Of Diagnostic And Treatment Services (Priorities) (Lario 09)

Lead: Dr. Massoud Samiei (Austria)

The focus of this workshop will be on cancers that can be treated for cure, life extension or regain of functionality including roles of therapies for palliation and symptom control. The workshop will cover the organization of diagnostic (pathology and radiology) and treatment services (surgery, RT and chemotherapy) taking into consideration specific examples from less resourced countries.

10:30 – 10:50    Workshop overview: Dr. Massoud Samiei

10:50 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 5: Organization (Priorities) For Aligning Resource Needs & Capacity (Including Alternate Care Delivery Models) (Lario 10)

Lead: Dr. Jon Kerner (Canada)

The workshop will focus on the coordination and integration of planning to address population needs and capacity for cancer control services and how this is integrated with capital planning (facilities, equipment, etc.), operational planning (essentially human support and operating budgets), and workforce planning (health professionals). Alternative models for cancer and NCD planning to reflect the contextual pressures within different resource settings will be discussed.

10:30 – 10:35    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Jon Kerner

10:35 – 11:20    Oral Abstract Presentations

10:35 – 10:45    The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Service Delivery Models Project: Optimizing the use of human resources through innovation – E5-1, Ms. Christine Da Prat (Canada)

10:45 – 10:55    Training to school teachers to become in cancer prevention counselors. Lima - Peru 2008 – 2009 – E5-2, Mr. Abel Limache-García (Peru)

10:55 – 11:05    Importance of Voluntary Work to an Oncology Center – E5-3, Dr. Jose Getulio Martins Segalla (Brazil)

11:05 – 11:15    The Role of Cancer Information Services in Cancer Control – E5-4, Ms. Monika Preszly (Germany)

11:15 – 11:20    Oral Abstract Q&A

11:20 – 12:15    Table Discussions

12:15 – 12:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions


12:30 – 13:30    LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00    PLENARY SESSION F: Cancer Control – “Critical Factors” Influencing The Establishment, Maintenance And Sustainability Of Population-Based Programs (Plenary Room)

Session Overview:

For both developing and developed countries, this session is intended to examine how, the relevant constituencies of who must ‘champion’ cancer control (access the spectrum of potential interventions from primary prevention to end-of-life care) must collaborate to create a coherent case for the maintenance and sustainability of cancer control activities – either as a disease-specific approach or a combined approach to combating NCDs (such as bringing in tobacco or diet or environmental NGOS). Discussions address interaction of cancer and NCD strategies to manage chronic diseases. Issue of how to bring people together across government/ NGO/ foundation/ provider/public interface to achieve integrated and coherent purpose. Explores (a) how do you integrate initiative and efforts across multiple constituencies addressing components of the implementation of cancer control and NCD (b) what are the processes used in different resource settings to achieve effective drug budgeting, health technology assessment and health economics, and (c) how do countries support public and societal engagement - what is the role of civil society.

Chairs: Dr. Edward Trapido (USA), Dr. Massoud Samiei (Austria), Dr. Josep Borras (Spain)

13:30 – 13:35    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers:  Dr. Edward Trapido

13:35 – 14:35    PLENARY SPEAKERS:

13:35 – 13:50    Globalization Of Cancer And The Need For Concerted Actions For Cancer Control In Low And Medium- Income (LMI) Countries - PF-1, Dr. Peter Boyle (France) 

13:50 – 14:05    Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention And Cancer Control: Synergies And Critical Factors Determining Success Of Integrated Model … Sustaining A National Coalition For Cancer/NCD Prevention – PF-2, Ms. Frances Priscilla Cuevas (Philippines)

14:05 – 14:20    Assessment of IAEA/PACT Model Demonstration Sites in Support of Cancer Control Programs in Low-Resource Countries - PF-3, Dr. Massoud Samiei (Austria)

14:20 – 14:35    Public Engagement in Cancer Control in Europe – Role of Civil Society – PF-4, Ms. Lynn Faulds Wood (UK)

14:35 – 15:00    Plenary Q & A, Moderator: Dr. Edward Trapido


15:00 – 15:30    COFFEE BREAK, POSTERS ON DISPLAY

15:30 – 17:30    CONCURRENT WORKSHOP DISCUSSIONS

WORKSHOP 1:  Implementing Leadership Forums To Advance Cancer Control In Latin America (Lario 04)

Leads: Ms. Cynthia Vinson (USA), Mrs. Alessandra Durstine (USA),

The workshop explores the progress that has been made in Comprehensive Cancer Control in the Latin American Countries that participated in Leadership Training co-developed by NCI, ACS & UICC for Latin America

15:30 – 15:40    Session overview & Introduction of Speakers: Ms. Cynthia Vinson

15:40 – 16:00    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    Results of Leadership Forums for Developing and Implementing Cancer Control Plans in Latin America – F1-1, Dr. Luiz Antonio Santini (Brazil)

15:50 – 16:00    Peruvian Cancer Patient Coalition and the National Patient Network: The role of civil society and patient engagement in Cancer Control.– F1-2, Ms. Eva Maria Ruiz de Castilla (Peru)

16:00 – 16:10    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:10 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 2: Patients & Information In The Internet Era: Integrating Patients And Information Into Cancer Control - How To Integrate Efforts Into Support For Cancer Prevention And Control (Lario 02)

Lead: Prof. Francesco De Lorenzo (Italy)

Co-Chairs: Dr. Chris Thomsen (USA), Dr. Gordon McVie (Italy), Ms. Marion Morra (USA), Clair Neal (USA)

This workshop is intended as a hands-on, interactive round table discussion of the information needs of cancer patients.  The intent is to have an exchange among participants from countries with well-established cancer information services (United States, Italy, UK) with participants from Africa, India, and South America that have fewer resources and greater information challenges and needs.

15:30 – 15:40    Session overview: Prof. De Lorenzo

15:40 -15:55      Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    TBC

15:50 – 15:55    Q&A

15:55 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 3: International Cooperation For Cancer Control- Pact Programme Experiences (Lario 03)

Lead: TBC

The workshop explores how international cooperation can be maintained and expanded using the experiences of the PACT Programme. Six countries, one in each WHO region, were initially piloted by the PACT Programme: how has international cooperation in those countries, as well as newer countries, been maintained?

15:30 – 15:40    Session overview: TBC

15:40 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 4: Building And Sustaining Political Awareness And Momentum (Lario 09)

Leads: Prof. Murat Tuncer (Turkey), Dr. Otis Brawley (USA)

Cancer Care in countries, especially developing countries, depends on political awareness, political will, and financial commitments. Sustaining these efforts is difficult due to changing political, financial, and disease burden priorities, among others. The workshop explores how international cooperation can be maintained and expanded using the experiences of the PACT Programme.

15:30 – 15:40    Session overview & Introduction of Speaker: Prof. Murat Tuncer

15:40 – 16:00    Oral Abstract Presentation

15:40 – 15:50    Building Partnerships and Momentum through Focus and Impact – F4-1, Ms. Leanne Kitchen Clarke (Canada)

15:50 – 16:00    Oral Abstract Q&A

16:00 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions

WORKSHOP 5: Role Of Patient And Public Engagement In Comprehensive Cancer Control (Lario 10)

Lead: Ms. Claire Neal (USA)

Co-Chair: Ms. Pat Kelly (Canada)

There are at least two ways to begin and maintain Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs. One way is a “top down” approach, in which governments or international organizations design, build, fund, and maintain CCC. Another approach is the “bottom up” approach, beginning with Community Participation, and building grass-roots movements of individuals (e.g., patients).  This workshop will look at Community Involvement- either by patients, the general public, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in maintaining CCC.

15:30 – 15:40    Session overview & Introduction of Speakeres: Ms. Claire Neal

15:40 – 15:55    Oral Abstract Presentations

15:40 – 15:50    Public-Private-Civil Society Partnerships for Cancer Control – F5-1, Dr. Johanna Ralston (USA)

15:50 – 15:55    Oral Abstract Q&A

15:55 – 17:20    Table Discussions

17:20 – 17:30    Reports, Discussions & Conclusions


17:30 – 18:30    CLOSING CEREMONY (Plenary Room)

 

17:30    A Panel Presentation – Closing Comments “Results from the Congress”,            moderated by Dr. Simon B. Sutcliffe

  • Italian perspective by Dr. Massimo Casciello, Director General Health
  • TBC (Italian Ministry of Work, Health and Welfare)
  • European civil society perspective: Ms. Lynn Faulds Wood (ECPC)

18:00    Declare Congress Close by Congress Hosts Dr. Marco Pierotti and/or Dr. Andrea Micheli

18:10    Closing address by Dr. Simon B. Sutcliffe

Closing remarks & announcements

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