An MAC (MEPs Against Cancer) Roundtable:   

Understanding and Implementing the European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnosis: Practical advice for national level implementation

Hosted by MEP Pavel Poc

"Colorectal cancer is the second most common newly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer in the EU. Many of these deaths, however, could be avoided through early detection, by making effective use of screening tests followed by appropriate treatment"

 - Commissioner for Health, Mr John Dalli, 2010


Draft Programme

European Parliament, Spinelli Building, 60 Rue Wiertz, 1047 Brussels, Belgium

March 22 2011, 12.30 to 15.30



12.30 to 12.45 Refreshments/seating

12.45 Opening: MEP Pavel Poc, Host and MAC Ambassador

12.50 MEP Alojz Peterle, MAC President - Situation of colorectal cancer screening in Slovenia

13.00 MEP Liz Lynne Situation of colorectal cancer screening in the UK (tbc)

13.10 Stefan Schreck, Head of Health Information Unit, DG SANCO, European Commission

13.20 MEP Pavel Poc Situation of colorectal cancer screening in the Czech Republic

13.30 MEP Krisztina Morvai Challenges of colorectal cancer screening in Hungary

13.45 Dora Constantinou, (Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends) Challengesin implementing an affective screening programme for bowel cancer in Cyprus.


13.55 MEP Nathalie Griesbeck Challenges of colorectal cancer screening in France

14.05 Practical session: How the Screening Guidelines can assist to meet the challenges in Europe as outlined in session one.  Chair: Larry von Karsa

Expert panel to address challenges and plenary discussion, Chaired by Dr Larry von Karsa

  • Larry von Karsa, IARC (scientific and technical support)
  • Szilvia Madai (Networking)
  • Nareo Segnan (Points to consider before implementation)
  • Stephen Halloran (European Quality Assurance)


15.25 MEP Pavel Poc, Summary and Closing

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