Survive & thrive. Help us address the issues
We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd EORTC Cancer Survivorship Summit which will be held on March 1st and 2nd, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
Everywhere in Europe the survival rate of cancer has improved. As of today, there are around 10 million European cancer survivors of which more than a third are of working age.
Although it is no longer a death sentence, cancer risks remaining a life sentence, preventing survivors from resuming a normal life. Research shows a higher unemployment rate in cancer survivors as compared to the cancer-free population. Also, individual testimonies illustrate challenges in obtaining health/life insurance, loans and mortgage.
CANCER SURVIVORS SHOULD NOT PAY TWICE!
This message, albeit sounds simple at first instinct, deserves an extensive illustration. I was honoured to convey it to the society at the prestigious Tedx, MonteCarlo 26 November 2016.
There is a life after cancer, but how far do we understand the issues in that ‘post-C’ life?
We understand some aspects of it but it is far from enough to be transformed into policies and care plans supporting this growing needs. In light of this high research demand, the EORTC survivorship task force takes a holistic approach to develop and conduct research projects aiming to
- Increase the awareness survivorship issues;
- Define tailored health care for survivors;
- Underpin policy making to improve health status, quality of life and social participation of cancer survivors.
Based on the success of the 1st and 2nd EORTC Cancer Survivorship Summit and the huge progress we made thanks to your support, this year we will take the opportunity to
- Announce the launch of the Special Issue on Survivorship of the Journal of Cancer Policy. This event will take place just at the beginning of the Summit, from 12.00 to 13.00;
- Provide feedback as-of-today achievements;
- Present ongoing research projects;
- Construct future roadmaps.
Welcome in Brussels!
Françoise Meunier MD, PHD, FRCP
EORTC Director Special Projects
Online registration opens on 6 November 2017 and closes on 13 February 2018*
* 10.00 AM Central European Time (CET)
Hotel bookings are not managed by EORTC
A limited number of rooms have been reserved for this event at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels (venue).
The deadline for hotel reservations is 13 February 2018.
Accommodation requests received after 13 February will be processed on a space-available basis and may be subject to higher rates. Please contact the hotel for any further information and/or confirmation. The booking form and contact information will be available soon.
The European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) have been made aware of a service provider of the name Exhibition Housing Services (EHS), which has contacted a number of Faculty Members to offer hotel reservation services.
Exhibition Housing Services steals Faculty Member’s information on events websites and pretends to be contracted by the events’ hotels to book rooms on behalf of both the hotels and the EORTC.
Please note that Exhibition Housing Services do not represent the EORTC, nor have the EORTC authorized them to use its name or trademark on information they send out.
If you are contacted by Exhibition Housing Services, or any other third party, by phone or emails using the EORTC name and/or offering hotel reservation services, we urge Faculty Members to proceed with extreme caution before signing anything sent by them or entering into any conversation with them or replying to any of their emails sent either from ‘@ehshousing.com’ or from any other third party. We also advise you NOT to give them your credit cards information.
This event is followed by the EORTC Course dedicated to Patients and Caregivers interested in Cancer Clinical Research
2 – 3 March 2018
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels