Webinar “Conquering cancer – mission possible: coordination of actions in Baltic States”

The Research Council of Lithuania National Contact Points (NCPs) and Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office LINO in Brussels  together with Latvian and Estonian national RDI Liaison Offices in Brussels and  national NCPs are pleased to invite you to the webinar “Conquering cancer – mission possible: coordination of actions in Baltic States”. This event targets the stakeholders who are planning to participate in the Horizon Europe Cancer Mission activities.

During the event, our guests from European Commission (EC), Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian national authorities, cancer research institutions, start-ups and NGOs will present the main aspects of cancer research under “Horizon Europe” funding programme. The speakers will discuss how they could contribute to the Cancer Mission and coordinate their implementation efforts at the regional level in the Baltic countries.

It is fully online event. Registration link is open until December 15th 8:00 am EET. For registered participants the link to Zoom meeting will be sent via e-mail a day before the event. If you have issues with the registration, please contact: julija.baniukevic@lmt.lt

Event Agenda

Moderator:        Mr Neeme Raud, Estonia

13:00 – 13:25     Annika Nowak, Head of Sector Cancer Mission secretariat, EC DG Research & Innovation “The EU Mission on Cancer and the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”

13:25 – 13:55     The Mission coordination actions at national level:

  • Estonia and its case:
    • Kaire Innos, Head of Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development
    • Dr Vahur Valvere, MD, PhD, Director of Research and Development, Clinic of Oncology and Hematology, North Estonia Medical Centre Foundation, Chairman of the Counsil of the Estonian Cancer Society
      „Estonian Cancer Controle Plan for 2021 – 2030“
  • Lithuania: Inga Cechanovičienė – Head of the Specialized Care Division of the Ministry of Health TBC
  • Latvia: Marcis Leja, European Cancer Board Member, University of Latvia, Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine

13:55 – 14:15     Baltic States cases studies:

  • Lithuanian case study: Prof. Dr. Sonata Jarmalaitė „National oncology network for improved cancer control“, National Cancer Institute, Lithuania
  • Latvian case study: Toms Torims CERN Baltic Group chairman “Advanced particle therapy for Cancer treatment in the Baltics”

14.15 – 14.25     Role of NGOs in Mission Cancer -David Ritchie, Association of European Cancer League.

14.25 – 14.35     Panel discussion with NGOs:

  • Estonia: “Estonian Cancer Society” TBC, “Estonian Association of Parents of Children with Cancer” TBC
  • Lithuania: Neringa Čekienė Lithuanian NGO “POLA” on activities for the cancer prevention and Dr. Tomas Lapinskas on Patient Council activity in Kaunas Clinics.

14:35 – 14:45     BranchyDOSE: start-up role in the cancer treatment innovations. Cooperation between the countries: Medics Paris Region Cluster (FR), North Estonia Medical Centre (EE), UAB Albamentric (LT). Dr Neringa Šeperienė (LT).

14:45 – 15:00     Q&A, Conclusions of the event


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