iCPS European Pancreatic Cancer Roundtable, which will be taking place on Tuesday 9th July 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

The iCPS European Pancreatic Cancer Roundtable will bring together government officials, members of the European Parliament and the European Commission, medical and clinical professionals, academic experts and patient groups. The aim of the roundtable is to examine ongoing challenges of pancreatic cancer and explore practical solutions, in order to build comprehensive plans and ensure that effective measures, policies, and interventions would be in place across the European Union.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • Best practices in pancreatic cancer registries: EURECCA Pancreas & PancreOS
  • Tackling pan-European inequalities in pancreatic cancer: differences in diagnosis, access to treatment & survivorship in member states
  • Early detection and rapid diagnosis practices: risk groups, precursor lesions & molecular markers
  • How can we improve access to Centres of Excellence, ultidisciplinary teams, and pancreatic cancer nurse specialists?

You will hear from high-level health officials and leading oncology experts, offering a variety of perspectives and recommendations, through a series of open discussions addressing the issues currently being faced by patients, experts and clinical researchers in the European Union. The roundtable also enables participants to build relations with one another, whilst furthering professional development to improve pancreatic cancer management and care standards.

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (iCPS) carries out a substantial amount of work to support those involved in improving policy reform within healthcare, which could help improve the overall management of pancreatic cancer in Europe. A special report about this roundtable will be published in the next edition of the Government Gazette, a pan-European publication for government officials.