Launch – European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2022

Online Event, Feb 23, 2022, 11:30 am

February 23, 2022

European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month #ECCAM2022 ‘Colorectal Cancer – Seeking the Answers’

March is European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month #ECCAM2022

Thank you to all who joined us – speakers and participants – for our launch event on February 23, 2022

You can watch the event videos via the links below:

Video 1: Impact of COVID-19 on CRC

Video 2: Successful campaigning

Video 3: Role of national and EU institutions in tackling CRC

Video 4: #ECCAM 2022 Awareness Campaign – The answer is – get screened

Colorectal Cancer – Seeking the Answers!


11:30Tamsin RoseModeratorIntroduction
Impact of Covid-19 on CRC
11:35Zorana MaravicCEO, Digestive Cancers EuropeWelcome
11:40Vincent de JongPatient Advocate
Stichting Darmkanker
The Netherlands
When Cancer and Covid Collide - CRC diagnosis during Covid-19
11:45Carlo SenoreCoordinator, Piedmont Region Screening ProgramThe impact of Covid-19 on CRC screening programmes across Europe
11:50Discussion (ALL)
• How do we overcome hesitancy and population fear of approaching health centres after the impact of the pandemic and new waves?
• What, if any, changes should be made on the CRC programmes performances, workforce and the way they interact with patients in a post covid environment?
• Should invitations to the population extended to include people older than 70 years of age?
Successful Campaigning
12:00Mark LawlerCo-Chair, European Cancer Organisation's Special Network on the Impact of Covid-19 on Cancer
European Cancer Organisation
Time to Act - Don’t let Covid-19 stop you from tackling cancer
12:05Luc ColemontManaging Director
Stop Darmkanker
Campaigning for CRC awareness
12:10Patricia KramarovaPresident
EuropaColon Slovakia
CRC Screening – Working on a local level
12:15Discussion (ALL)
• What are the key learnings for successful campaign implementation/working with policy makers?
Role of national and EU Institutions in tackling CRC
12:30Tit AlbrehtHead of the Centre for Health Care at the National Institute of Public Health of SloveniaBuilding on the Beating Cancer Plan - Next Steps in Europe
12:40Ciaran NichollHead of the Health in Society Unit in the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Health, Consumers and Reference MaterialsThe European Commission Implementation Roadmap and the Future of Screening in Europe: What Needs to Be Done
12:45Discussion (ALL)
• How should the EU encourage Member States to invest in screening programme?
• The reporting of key findings such as level of investment and participation is crucial to monitor the performance of screening programmes, how can the EU institutions encourage MS to focus on reporting and what will the role of research be in understanding obstacles in programmes implementations?
• Early detection has been demonstrated to be cost-saving to the healthcare system. It is essential to ensure the sustainability of the screening efforts that health economic data are captured systematically to evaluate the cost-savings generated by the investment. How can the EU Institutions ensure that total health economic value is measured?
1:00Catie YoungDiCE Communication Manager#ECCAM2022 Awareness Campaign – The answer is: get screened!

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