6th Annual Congress 2022


Cancer: At the threshold of a new era


February 3-5, 2022


Thursday, February 3, 2022
1st Session: 10.00 – 13.40
COVID-19 & Cancer – Quality of Healthcare Services – Patient Safety
Health Technology Assessement
10.00-11.40 COVID-19 & Cancer – Quality of healthcare services – Patient Safety
  Welcome Address:
  Kathi Apostolidis
10.00-10.10 Moderators: Prof. Panagiotis Gargalianos – Eleni Deliopoulou
10.20-10.35 Cancer and Covid-19: The primary care perspective two years after
  Prof. Christos Lionis
10.35-10.50 National Strategy for the Quality of Health Services: Benefits for the citizens and the public health system
  Ass. Prof. Daphne Kaitelidou
10.50-11.05 The role of nurses in the control of hospital acquired infections
  Alkmini Kafazi
11.05-11.20 Hospital acquired infections and quality of healthcare services delivery
  Angeliki Karaiskou
11.20-11.40 Questions and Answers
11.40-11.45 Intermission
11.45-13.40 Health Technology Assessment (ΗΤΑ)
11.45-11.50 Moderators: Ass. Prof. Athanasios Vozikis – Angeliki Stefanaki
11.50-12.05 The new European Directive of Health Technology Assessment (ΗΤΑ)
  Prof. Flora Bacopoulou
12.05-12.20 Establishment of an HΤΑ Agency: Experience gained from the four years of operation of the HTA Committee
  Prof. Kyriakos Souliotis
12.20-12.35 Biomarkers: The right medicine for the right patient at the right time
  Christos Antonopoulos
12.35-12.50 Every Day Counts: Improving Time to Patient Access to Innovative Cancer Treatments
  Kathi Apostolidis
12.50-13.05 The pharmaeutical industry perspective on the new Directive of Health Technology Assessment
  Antonis Karokis
13.05-13.30 Questions and Answers
13.30-13.40 Conclusions and next steps
2nd Session: 16.00 – 19.50
Trends and Challenges in Precision Oncology
Bioethics in Cancer
16.00-18.30 Trends and challenges in precision oncology
16.00-16.10 Moderators: Ass. Prof. Cath. Chlichlia, Prof. Aristidis Iliopoulos, Giorgos Kapetanakis
16.10-16.25 Trends and Challenges in Precision Oncology
  Αssoc. Prof. Νicola Normanno
16.25-16.40 Challenges and Barriers in precision oncology practice
  Zenia Saridaki Zora
16.40-16.55 National Network of Precision Medicine in Oncology: three years after
  Kostas Stamatopoulos
16.55-17.10 The role of genomics in precision oncology
  Prof. Maria Gazouli
17.10-17.25 Can a small country implement NGS as basic cancer test?
  Belgium answers yes
  Dr. Marc van den Bulcke
17.25-17.40 Pricing and reimbursement of Biomarkers
  Theofanis Rigatos
17.40-17.55 Patients’ perspective on access to precision oncology and newer biomarkers
  Maria Theodoridou
17.55-18.20 Questions to speakers
18.20-18.25 Conclusions and next steps
18.25-18.30 Intermission
18.30-19.45 Bioethics in Cancer
18.30-18.35 Moderators: Vasilis Barbounis – Ioanna Karavana
18.35-18.45 Biobanks: the patient’s right to be informed about the use of his biological samples
  Αss. Prof. Eleni Rethymiotaki
18.45-19.05 Informed consent in oncology
  Emer. Prof. Ismini Kriari
19.05-19.20 The dying patient: the escaping clinicians, the negation of reality, the distress of family – Ethical dilemmas
  Paraskevi Mihalopoulou
19.20-19.40 Questions and Answers
19.40-19.50 Conclusions and next steps
Friday, February 4, 2022
3rd Session: 09.45 – 14.40
Close the cancer care gap
09.45-11.00 World Cancer Day in Covid-19 continued pandemic
09.45-09.50 Welcome: Kathi Apostolidis
09.50-10.00 Moderators: Prof. Nikos Arkadopoulos, Prof. Aris Bamias, Kathi Apostolidis
10.00-10.15 Address by Minister of Health Mr. Thanos Plevris
10.15-10.30 Address by Alternate Minister of Research & Innovation Mr. Christos Dimas
10.30-10.45 Empowering Europe in the fight against cancer
  Maria Spiraki
10.45-11.00 World Cancer Day Message by Dr. Cary Adams,
  CEO of UICC- Union Internationale Contre le Cancer
11.00-11.10 Intermission
11.10-14.40 Round Table Discussion: Is Greece ready to face the challenges in cancer policy and research?
11.10-11.20 Moderator: Sissy Koliva – Kathi Apostolidis
11.20-11.40 Address by Alternate Minister of Health Dr. Mina Gaga
11.40-12.00 Address by General Secretary of Public Health Dr. Eirini Agapidaki

The National Network of Precision Medicine in Oncology

  Prof. Athanasios Kyriazis
12.20-12.40 ΕU’s Beating Cancer Plan
  Dr. Matthias Schuppe
12.40-12.55 The Greek participation in the European Cancer Plan
  Vasiliki Karaouli
12.55-13.10 Joint Action on Networks of Expertise – JANE
  Prof. Antonis Kattamis
13.10-13.25 The EU Joint Actions for Cancer
  Prof. Tit Albreht
13.25-14.30 Comments and discussion with the invited representatives of the oncology and research community
  Ζ. Saridaki, Ι. Karaitianos, V. Kouloulias Α. Νonni, D. Papageorgiou, M.A. Dimopoulos, K. Stamatopoulos, G.Nounesis, Ap. Klinakis
14.30-14.40 Conclusions and next steps
4th Session: 16.00 – 19.00
Digital Transformation of Health & Research
16.00-16.10 Moderators: Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis, Kathi Apostolidis
16.10-16.25 Address by Ioannis Kotsiopoulos, General Secretary of Healthcare Services
16.25-16.40 EU Funding for health: an opportunity and a challenge
  Giorgos Margetidis
16.40-16.55 Digital Technology in Cancer Care and Research
  Prof. Panagiotis Bamidis
16.55-17.10 The Greek participation in the Cancer Mission and in the European Cancer Plan
  Georgia Mazioti
17.10-17.25 The European Health Data Area
  Vaso Ampeloyianni
17.25-17.40 Unleashing the power of AI and Big Data in Radiation Therapy
  Sabine Bernard
17.40-17.55 Moral dilemmas in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Health
  Olga Tzortzatou
17.55-18.50 Round Table Discussion with invited commentators
  D. Kardamakis, A. Pintzas, I. Kotsianidis, M. Karamouzis, I. Konstantopoulou, A. Batistatou, T. Vidalis, P. Bogiatzidis, V. Katsaros
18.50-19.00 Conclusions and next steps
Saturday, February 5, 2022
5th Session: 09.30 – 12.00
The Palliative care in Greece
09.30-12.00 The Palliative care in Greece
09.30-09.45 Moderators: Ioanna Karavana – Eleni Nteliopoulou – Maria Theodoridou
09.45-10.05 The Palliative care in Greece today – Pain clinics
  Eleni Nteliopoulou
10.05-10.20 Pediatric palliative care
  Spyridoula Tsaroucha
10.20-10.35 Palliative care- Equity in palliative care
  Αthina Vadalouka
10.35-10.50 The latest developments in palliative care in Greece and the National Plan of Action 2021-2025
  Dr. Evgenia Vathakou
10.50-11.05 The role of informal caregivers in the care of cancer patients
  Angeliki Stefanaki
11.05-11.30 Discussion and questions from audience
11.30-12.00 Discussion with ELLOK’s members