On 27 September 2022, the Lung Cancer Policy Network hosted a virtual round table on turning recommendations into implementation of lung cancer screening in the EU. The recording is now available.
The timely event came days after the European Commission’s publication of their draft cancer screening recommendations: a new approach on cancer screening. You can read the Network’s response to the draft recommendations here, as well as our initial submission to the call for evidence here.
Featuring talks and discussions by representatives of the Czech Republic Ministry of Health (which holds the current EU presidency), the European Respiratory Society, and world-renowned lung cancer experts including many Network members, the round table covered topics including:
- the importance of an EU recommendation for lung cancer screening
- key considerations for optimising screening implementation
- lessons learnt from successful screening implementation already taking place across the EU.
- Dr. Radek Policar Deputy Minister for Legislation and Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic
- Brian Ward, Director of Advocacy and European Affairs, European Respiratory Society
- Kevin O’Hagan, Irish Cancer Society and Global Lung Cancer Coalition representative (Ireland)
- Professor David Baldwin, Network member and Honorary Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician at the University of Nottingham (UK)
- Dr Hilary Robbins, Epidemiologist with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (France)
- Professor Witold Rzyman, Network member and Professor and Chief Surgeon at the Medical University of Gdańsk (Poland)
- Ebba Hallersjö Hult Network member and Head of the Innovation Milieu Vision Zero Cancer (Sweden)
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