ECCO2017: European Cancer Congress



The SIOPE Strategic Plan in the EU Agenda

Friday 27 January 2017

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08:30 – 12:30 Learn & Learn (SIOPE Education Session)

Chair: M. Schrappe (Germany)
08:30 Welcome & Introduction by SIOPE President - Speaker: M. Schrappe (Germany)

Educational Session I
08:45 – 09:10 The SIOP Young Investigators Network - Speaker: R. Marke (NL)
09:10 – 09:35 From young investigator to expert - Speaker: R. Schoot (NL)

09:35 – 10:00 Teenagers & young adults - Just older children or is there more? - Speaker: S. Bielack (DE)  
10:00 – 10:25 Educational session “State of the Art” - Speaker: TBC 

10:25 – 10:45 Coffee Break

Chair: K. Nysom (DK)
Educational Session II

10:45 – 11:10 Clinical trials in Europe - The framework and perspective - Speaker: P. Kearns (UK)
11:10 – 11:35 Improving treatment results in childhood leukemia: Approaches in lab & clinical research - Speaker: R. Pieters (NL)
11:35 – 12:00 The challenge of very rare cancers in children and adolescents - Speaker: A. Ferrari (IT)
12:00 – 12:25 cancer immunotherapy in children - Speaker: A. Biondi (IT)

12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch



Chair: G. Vassal (France), SIOPE Past-President and Board Member

Opening Addresses


13:30 Welcome & Introduction by SIOPE President

M. Schrappe, SIOPE President

13:35 Special Address from the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety 

Speaker: V. Andriukaitis, Member of the European Commission

Implementing the SIOPE Strategic Plan – Partnership with EU Actors


14:00  EU Funding & Other Collaborative Opportunities in Research (20’)

Speaker: D. Trzaska, Scientific Officer Cancer Research, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission

14:20  EU Funding & Other Collaborative Opportunities in Public Health (20’)

Speaker: J-F. Ryan, Director for Directorate C - Public health, country knowledge, crisis management, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), European Commission

14:40 EU Funding & Other Collaborative Opportunities in Information & Communication Technology for Health (20’)

Speaker: T. Peetso, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), European Commission

15:00 Interactive Panel Discussion and Q&A


15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break


16:00  Engage with EU Experts in Your Field – Parallel Discussion Groups

(Research / Public Health / ICT)
Participants will be invited to form thematic groups for discussion with each of the speakers above on the presented topics: 1.Research – 2.Public Health – 3.ICT
Thus, three (3) discussion groups will be formed, where participants will be able to interact and ask targeted questions to the speakers in a personalised manner.

  • Chair Group 1: Pam Kearns (UK)
  • Chair Group 2: Gilles Vassal (FR)
  • Chair Group 3: Ruth Ladenstein (AT)

16:45 – 17:15 Wrap up of each group (10’ for each group)


17:15 – 17:30 Closing remarks

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