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1st Greek Forum on Cancer: Policy, Research & Funding Strategies | 1 – 2 July

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As Greece moves towards the implementation of a National Cancer Plan, the adoption of corresponding policies and funding strategies is necessary for the effective management of cancer, the promotion and strengthening of cancer research, and the improvement of healthcare services. At the same time, since 2021, the European Commission, by developing “The European Cancer Plan” and “EU Mission on Cancer” program, has focused on the need to better understand cancer and provide support for its proper management by member states.

Taking these into consideration, the 2-day ELLOK Forum on 1st and 2nd of July aims to highlight current challenges and opportunities by inviting the representatives of the state, public health authorities, and research institutes from Greece and Europe, health economics experts, academic and scientific institutions, healthcare professionals, representatives from the healthcare industry and digital technologies, and patient organizations to engage in a fruitful conversation.

Some of the issues that we will address during the Forum include:

-To what extent has Greece utilized European programs for cancer research?

-What are the benefits of increased participation of stakeholders in European research programs?

-How can our country address potential gaps?

-How can the participation of our country be expanded?

-How can investment in innovation be funded and what is the added value for the state and citizens?

-What are the trends, and what is the expected focus based on the planning of European programs for the coming years?

-What is the importance of patient representatives and civil society in the design and development of the new European ecosystem for effective cancer care?

Areas of focus will include:

-the integration of new digital technologies and artificial intelligence

-achieving interoperability of systems in cancer research and care

-data management and integration with the upcoming European Health Data Space

-development of original structures for cancer care and their inclusion in the European network of Comprehensive Cancer Centers

-connection of research with healthcare services

-the support for the sustainability of projects carried out with the support of European funding instruments.

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Καθώς η Ελλάδα προχωρά προς την εφαρμογή ενός Εθνικού Σχεδίου κατά του καρκίνου είναι πλέον επιβεβλημένη η υιοθέτηση αντίστοιχων πολιτικών και στρατηγικών χρηματοδότησης προς τη βέλτιστη δυνατή διαχείριση του καρκίνου, την προώθηση και ενίσχυση της έρευνας και τη βελτίωση των παρεχόμενων υπηρεσιών υγείας. Παράλληλα, ήδη από το 2021 η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή, με την ανάπτυξη του «Ευρωπαϊκού Σχεδίου Δράσης κατά του Καρκίνου» και του προγράμματος «Αποστολή Καρκίνος», έχει εστιάσει στην ανάγκη κατανόησης του καρκίνου και την παροχή υποστήριξης για την ορθή διαχείρισή του από τα κράτη μέλη.

Για το λόγο αυτό, το διήμερο Forum της ΕΛΛΟΚ στις 1 και 2 Ιουλίου, έχει ως στόχο την ανάδειξη των τρεχουσών προκλήσεων και ευκαιριών καλώντας σε έναν γόνιμο διάλογο εκπροσώπους της πολιτείας, δημοσίων φορέων υγείας και ερευνητικών ινστιτούτων από την Ελλάδα και την Ευρώπη, ειδικούς στα οικονομικά της υγείας, ακαδημαϊκούς και επιστημονικούς φορείς, επαγγελματίες υγείας, εκπροσώπους από τη βιομηχανία υγείας και τις ψηφιακές τεχνολογίες και εκπροσώπους των οργανώσεων ασθενών.

Ορισμένα από τα ζητήματα τα οποία θα επιχειρήσουμε να αναδείξουμε και να δώσουμε απαντήσεις κατά τη διάρκεια του Φόρουμ, είναι τα εξής:

– Κατά πόσο έχουν αξιοποιηθεί από τη χώρα μας τα ευρωπαϊκά προγράμματα για την έρευνα στον καρκίνο;
– Ποια είναι τα οφέλη που θα προκύψουν από τη μεγαλύτερη συμμετοχή φορέων στα ευρωπαϊκά ερευνητικά προγράμματα;
– Με ποιο τρόπο μπορεί η χώρα μας να καλύψει τα πιθανά κενά που υπάρχουν;
– Τι έχουν εφαρμόσει οι άλλες χώρες για να αξιοποιήσουν τις ευρωπαϊκές πρωτοβουλίες για την εφαρμογή του Ευρωπαϊκού Σχεδίου Καταπολέμησης του Καρκίνου και του προγράμματος «Αποστολή Καρκίνος», αυξήσουν τη συμμετοχή και την απορρόφηση κονδυλίων από τα συγκεκριμένα προγράμματα;
– Πως μπορεί να διευρυνθεί η συμμετοχή της χώρας μας;
– Με ποιο τρόπο μπορεί να χρηματοδοτηθεί η επένδυση στην καινοτομία και ποια η υπεραξία που παράγεται για την πολιτεία και τους πολίτες;
– Πως μπορεί η πολιτεία να συνδράμει στις προσπάθειες και το συντονισμό για την επίτευξη μίας θετικότερης προοπτικής για τη χώρα μας;
– Ποιες είναι οι τάσεις και που προβλέπεται ότι θα υπάρξει εστίαση, με βάση τον προγραμματισμό των ευρωπαϊκών προγραμμάτων για τα επόμενα χρόνια;
– Ποια η σημασία της δευτερογενούς χρήσης των δεδομένων στην υγεία;
– Γιατί είναι απαραίτητη η συμμετοχή των εκπροσώπων των ασθενών και της κοινωνίας των πολιτών στο σχεδιασμό και την ανάπτυξη του νέου ευρωπαϊκού οικοσυστήματος για την αποτελεσματική φροντίδα του καρκίνου;

Οι τομείς στους οποίους θα εστιάσουμε μεταξύ άλλων είναι:
– η ενσωμάτωση των νέων ψηφιακών τεχνολογιών και της τεχνητής νοημοσύνης
– η επίτευξη διαλειτουργικότητας των συστημάτων στην έρευνα και τη φροντίδα του καρκίνου
– η διαχείριση των δεδομένων και διασύνδεση με τον υπό έγκριση Ευρωπαϊκό χώρο δεδομένων στην Υγεία
– η ανάπτυξη πρότυπων δομών για τη φροντίδα του καρκίνου και η ένταξή τους στο ευρωπαϊκό δίκτυο κέντρων ολοκληρωμένης φροντίδας στον καρκίνο
– η διασύνδεση της έρευνας με τις υπηρεσίες υγείας
– η υποστήριξη της βιωσιμότητας των έργων που εκτελούνται με την υποστήριξη ευρωπαϊκών χρηματοδοτικών εργαλείων

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Stella Kyriakides

European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Adonis Georgiadis

Minister of Health

João Breda

WHO Athens Office for Quality of Care and Patient Safety and Special Adviser of the WHO Regional Director

Marios Themistocleous

Deputy Minister of Health

Prof. Tit Albreht

Centre for Health Care at the National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia

Marc Van Den Bulcke

Head of Service of the Belgian Cancer Center, Sciensano

Ivaylo Petrov

Co-CEO, co-Founder – Shemha Health, Projects & Public Affairs Lead – Bulgarian Joint Cancer Network (BJCN)

Tony O’Grady

Deputy Head of Unit at European Commission JRC

Matti Aapro

UICC Board Member, President of All. Can international

Aris Angelis

Secretary General, Ministry of Health

Lilian Vildiridi

Secretary General for Health Services, Ministry of Health

Pavlina Karasiotou

Secretary General, Ministry of Finance

Andreas Charalambous

Immediate past President of E.C.O.

Pietro Presti

Chief Executive Officer of Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC)

Zenia Saridaki – Zoras

President of the Hellenic Society  of Medical Oncology (HESMO)

George Kapetanakis

President of Hellenic Cancer Federation

Emmanuel Alexandrakis

Adjunct Professor & Strategic Development and Internationalization Advisor,  AUEB, Global Strategist of WifOR Institute

Alexopoulos Leonidas

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Co-founder of Protavio

Angouridi Vasiliki

Journalist, Health Editor at News4Health.gr & Euractiv.com

Apolone Giovanni

Scientific Director of the “Foundation IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori” of Milan

Athanasiou Dimitris

Chairman of Rare Diseases Greece

Kostas Athanasakis

Assistant Professor in Health Economics & Health Technology Assessment at the Department of Public Health Policy of the University of West Attica (Greece), Member of the Laboratory for Health Technology Assessment (LabHTA)

Balaoura Olga

CEO at “Agios Savvas” Hospital

Anastasia Balasopoulou

Supervisor Directorate of Planning and Policy Development P. Y. Y. & K. A.

Panagiotis Bamidis

Professor of Medical Physics and Informatics in Medical Education at the Laboratory of Medical Physics of Medicine of the AUTH

Barmpetaki Lambrina

Managing Director at AbbVie, President at PhARMA Innovation Forum Greece (PIF) & Chair of AmChamGR Pharmaceutical Companies Committee

Alexander Berler

Strategic Business Development Director at IHE Catalyst AISBL, Consulting services Director at Gnomon Informatics, Vice-Chair at HL7 HELLAS

Antonis Billis

Manager of the Thessaloniki Active & Healthy Ageing Living Lab ecosystem

Evangeli Bista

Expert at AADE & Co-Founder of Kapa3

Emmanouela Braoudaki

CMT Prooptiki

Boubaki Asimina

Digital Health Policy Officer, Ministry of Health

Casali Paolo

Director of the Medical Oncology Unit 2 at the Foundation IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Italy

Chatzidimitriou Anastasia

Director of INAB | CERTH

Chouliara Elena

Vice president of the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SfEE)

Prof. Athanasios Dimopoulos Meletios

Professor and Chairman Plasma Cell Dyscrasias Unit Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology Department of Clinical Therapeutics School of Medicine National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Dimitra Dionysiou

Senior Researcher-Scientific Project Manager Head of Health Technologies Division Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS)

Faty Fonseca Mohamed Yasmin

Agency for Clinical Research and Biomedical Innovation (AICIB) – ECHoS Coordinator

Fotiadis Dimitris

Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Ioannina (UoI)

Fumagalli Debora

Project Adviser European Commission Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)

Ian Gauci-Borda

Director of Operational Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies

Malta Council for Science & Technology

Maria Gazouli

Biologist, Professor of Biology – Nanomedicine at the Department of Biology at NKUA

Geantă Mihai Marius

President and Scientific Lead of  Centre of Innovation in Medicine (INOMED), Romania

Gerogiannis Dimitris

AI and Me, Founder & Tech Lead / AI Catalyst

Gogas Helen

Professor in Medical Oncology, School of Medicine of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Director of the First Department of Internal Medicine of Laikon General Hospital of Athens.

Konstantinos Gogosis

Director of Operational Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies · Greek Ministry of Health

Gottlob Anita

Researcher at the Austrian National Public Health Institute (GÖG)

Isidro Lopes Anabela

Agency for Clinical Research and Biomedical Innovation (AICIB) – ECHoS Coordinator

Karabatea Apostolia

Head, Center for eHealth Applications and Services & Director, Hellenic Digital Health Cluster

Ioannis Karagiannis

Chairman of the Board IDIKA

Vasiliki Karaouli

General Director at Ministry Of Health

Karavana Ioanna

Board member of the Hellenic Cancer Federation (ELLOK) & President of Cancer Patients Association of Larissa

Kartelias Kirykos

Senior ICT Sales Manager

Katehakis Dimitriοs

Head, Center for eHealth Applications and Services & Director, Hellenic Digital Health Cluster

Zoi Kolitsi

Digital Health Policy and Strategy Lead – European Institute for Innovation through Health Data

Konstantinidis Evdokimos

President of ENoLL, Leader of ASOSS Research Group at Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Lab

Thanos Kosmidis

Co-Founder, CEO Care Across

Kotsekidou Giota

External Affairs Director at AstraZeneca

Kotsiopoulos Ioannis

General Manager of PhARMA Innovation Forum Greece (PIF)

Koukougianni Menia


Manolopoulos Evangelos

Head, Greek Organization for Medicines (EOF)

Martins Henrique

Assoc. Prof. in Health Management and Leadership at FCS-UBI, ISCTE-IUL HL7 Europe Foundation, Board of Directors

Mazioti Georgia

Special Assistant at General Secretariat of Research and Innovation

Megas George

Innovation Ecosystems and EU Affairs Expert, Senior Researcher, Head of Innovation & Networking Unit at ISENSE/ICCS National Technological University of Athens (NTUA)

Mihalopoulou Paraskevi

Vice President of the Hellenic Cancer Federation (ELLOK), President of the Hellenic Association of Women with breast cancer “Alma Zois”

Motta Laura

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Pantelis Natsiavas

ECHoS Grant Advisor

Negis Emilios
Journalist, Managing Editor, Pharma & Health Business, virus.com.gr
Mixalis Nikolaou
Medical Oncologist at Anti-Cancer Hospital “Agios Savvas”, Vice President at HESMO
Odysseos Andreani
Director of Biomedical Research at EPOS-Iasis, R&D
Oikonomou Apostolis
Group Programme Manager of Athens Medical Center
Dimitris Papageorgiou

Assoc. Professor University of Peloponnese
Head Nurse Oncology Unit Euroclinic Athens
Vice president Hellenic Nurses Association. President Hellenic Oncology Nursing Society

Papazisis Georgios

Professor of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, AUTH

Philippou Nicolas

General Manager of the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)

Panos Papandreou

Founder of CibusMed

Alexandros Ν. Pintzas

Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology National Hellenic Research Foundation

Podaras Petros

Innovation & Digital Transformation Advisor Innovation Center of Attica Region (ICAR), Regional Development Fund of Attica

Richard Price

Head Of Policy – European Cancer Organisation (ECO)

Psaltopoulou Theodora

Professor of Therapeutics, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Medical School, National Kapodistrian, University of Athens

Rodseth Christian

Vice President & Managing Director – Janssen Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Poland & Romania, Vice President at PhARMA Innovation Forum Greece (PIF)

Sakkas George

Journalist, kathimerini.gr

Sarigiannis Α. Dimosthenis

Director and Chairman of the Board of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)

Schizas Christos N.

President of the National eHealth Authority of Cyprus

Souliotis Kyriakos

Professor of Health Policy at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Peloponnese

Spagadorou Natassa

Journalist, CNN Greece

Spatharou Angela

Senior Partner, Healthcare & Life Sciences, UKI & Lead, Healthcare & Life Sciences, EMEA, IBM Consulting

Panos Stafylas
Cardiologist/Scientific Director at HealThink
Kostas Stamatopoulos
Director of the Institute of Applied Biosciences at CERTH, the Center for Research and Technology Hellas
Syrigos Konstantinos
Professor of Medicine & Medical Oncology Head 3rd Dept of Medicine, Athens School of Medicine, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens Visiting Professor of Thoracic Oncology, Yale School of Medicine & Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, Yale University USA
Terpos Evangelos
Professor of Hematology, Director of Stem Cell Transplantation Unit, School of Medicine NKUA, Alexandra General Hospital, Athens
Theodoridou Maria

Secretary of ELLOK

Tryfonos Antonis

Coordinator at Pasykaf

Prof. Manolis Tsiknakis

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty of Engineering Hellenic Mediteranean University, Heraklion, Crete

Tsoulos Nikolaos

CEO – GeneKor Medical SA



Tzima Maria

Board member of the Hellenic Cancer Federation (ELLOK) & Secretary of Cancer Patients Association “Eimaste Mazi”

Charalampos Vasiliou

Digital Strategy and Business Development Advisor, GRNET

Vontetsianos Theodore

Consultant Pulmonary Physician Chronic Care and Digital Health expert Coordinator, Greek Network on Active and Healthy Ageing International Foundation for Integrated Care Senior Consultant C. F. Director, e-Health Unit for Integrated Care, “Sotiria” Hospital”

Ioannis Vouldis

Programme Manager – HE Cancer Mission, Health and Digital Executive Agency -HaDEA at the European Commission

Voutsinos Ioannis

Head of EU Affairs and Funding at PwC Greece

Vozikis Athanasios

Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Piraeus

Widerber Forsland Ketil

General Manager of Oslo Cancer Cluster (OCC), ECHoS Project Manager

Sofia Xesfingi

National Contact Point for Horizon Europe Cluster Health | Innovation & Research Consultant, National Documentation Center (EKT)

Yfantopoulos Ioannis

Professor, Health Economics & Management at University of Athens – Academic Co-Ordinator U University of Athens MBA in Health Care Management

First Day – 1 July 2024

Second Day – 2 July 2024