Programme: Prostate Cancer Europe 2018

Tuesday 24th January 2018, Brussels
Chair: Mr. John Bowis OBE Former MEP and MP (UK Parliament)

09:30 Registration and Morning Coffee
10:00 — 11:30 Morning Session I

Topics covered

  • Opening by John Bowis OBE and introductions
  • Policy update: changes in policy in 2017
  • European Parliament viewpoint
  • European Commission viewpoint
  • European Association of Urology viewpoint
  • How can we develop EU guidelines and EU-wide awareness raising campaigns?
  • Should the EU implement a screening programme?
  • Improving accuracy of PSA screening and preventing over-diagnosis and treatment
11:30 — 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 — 13:00 Morning Session II

Topics covered

  • Patient’s first point of contact: how can we redefine it?
  • Increasing Reference Centres and Centres of Excellence: how achievable is this?
  • The role of personalised medicine: treatment options and how to best tailor them to the patient’s needs
  • How can we implement appropriate pricing and reimbursement to manage health care costs whilst encouraging innovation?
  • Follow ups: the role of Specialist Nurses and the psychological effects of the disease
  • How can we efficiently use palliative care to improve the quality of life of patients and families?
13:00 — 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 — 15:30 Afternoon Session

Topics covered

  • The use of intelligence surgical assistance systems and patient recovery
  • Technologies to support patients and reduce appointments: e-health and m-health
  • Policies to future technologies and innovation
  • Clinical trials to market access: how is regulation supporting this?
  • Future policies: recommendations for policy makers, governments and key stakeholders
  • Conclusions
15:30 — 15:45 Closing remarks and close of roundtable