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Programme, 9 May 2007

European Conference on Colon Cancer Prevention 2007

  - Status Quo and Perspectives –



9 May 2007



Building of the Bavarian Representation in Brussels (formerly the Institute Pasteur)


Programme Outline:

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Breakfast Snack


7.30 am - 8.30 am



Welcome Addresses


8.30 am - 9.00 am



Karolina Gernbauer

Assistant Secretary of State and Head of the Bavarian EU Representation in Brussels


Christa Maar

CEO Felix Burda Foundation and President of the German Network against Colon Cancer, Germany




I. The Prevention of Colon Cancer and European Health Policy


9.00 am - 10.30 am




Colm Ó’Moráin, Ireland


Eric Van Cutsem, Belgium




Massimo Crespi, Italy

Colon cancer: A pan-European health issue of increasing urgency   – The Epidemiology of colon cancer in European countries


Jaroslaw Waligóra, European Commission, Luxembourg

A European cancer screening policy – What does it serve and which programmes does it support?


Jean Faivre, France

Evidence, efficacy and efficiency of stool and serum tests


Hermann Brenner, Germany

Evidence, efficacy and efficiency of endoscopic screening methods




Coffee Break


10.30 am - 11.00 am



II. Colon Cancer Screening Practices across Europe


11.00 am - 12.30 pm





Jean Faivre, France


Wolff Schmiegel, Germany




Meinhard Classen, Germany

The status quo of colon cancer screening in Europe – A pan-European survey about

screening and the application of existing guidelines in diagnostic procedures


Nea Malila, Finland

Screening practice in Finland


Miroslav Zavoral, Czech Republic

Screening practice in Czech Republic


Nereo Segnan, Italy

Screening practice in Italy


Wolff Schmiegel, Germany

Screening practice in Germany




Lunch Break


12.30 pm - 1.30 pm



III. „From Bench to Practice“


1.30 pm - 3.45 pm





Geir Hoff, Norway


Hermann Brenner, Germany




Robert J.C. Steele, United Kingdom

Increasing public acceptance for colon cancer screening programmes through invitation schemes


Christa Maar, Germany

Increasing public acceptance for colon cancer screening programmes through public relation campaigns and the establishment of dedicated networks


Ernst J. Kuipers, The Netherlands

Which colon cancer screening programmes can we afford? – A cost-benefit analysis of different approaches


Hans F.A. Vasen, The Netherlands

Can the identification of high-risk groups increase the effectiveness of colon cancer screening programmes?


Bernhard Gibis, Germany

Colorectal cancer screening programmes conducted through gFOBT must be quality-assured in terms of structures, execution and evaluation 


Berndt Birkner, Germany

Quality-assurance of screening colonoscopy


Monika Sieverding, Germany

Correlates of colorectal cancer screening in men and women in Germany




Coffee Break


3.45 pm - 4.15 pm



IV. Panel discussion: Outlining a Pan-European Colon Cancer Screening Programme


4.15 pm - 6.00 pm





Meinhard Classen, Germany


Guido Tytgat, The Netherlands




Geir Hoff, Norway


Jaroslaw Regula, Poland


Gerhard Brenner, Germany


Colm Ó’Moráin, Ireland