ESMO Public Policy Track and Special Sessions

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Public Policy: Influencing cancer policy at the national, European, and global levels

27 September - 1 October 2019, Barcelona, Spain

Political initiatives and public policy impact medical oncologists in their daily practice as well as the treatment and care of cancer patients.

Join us and remain up to date on the latest public policy issues! Please find below a list of the ESMO 2019 Public Policy Track sessions.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Time

Session Title

Chair(s)

Location

14:00-15:30

The role of the medical oncologist in health policy: Using national cancer control plans to translate science into better patient care

Giuseppe Curigliano & José M. Martin-Moreno

Salamanca Auditorium (Hall 3)

14:00-15:30

Cytotoxic contamination in wards: Is it an occupational hazard?

Dirk Arnold & Klaus Meier

Toledo Auditorium (Hall 5)

16:00-17:30

Universal health coverage and cancer: What you and your country need to know

André Ilbawi & Fatima Cardoso

Salamanca Auditorium (Hall 3)

16:00-17:30

Biosimilars’ use in oncology: Clarifying concepts

Elisabeth de Vries

Valencia Auditorium (Hall 5)

Saturday, 28 September 2019 

Time

Session Title

Chair(s)

Location

08:30-10:00

Essential medicines, but not always available

Alex Eniu & Vlad Voiculescu

Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)

10:15-11:45

How can truly innovative drugs be available for all patients?

Elisabeth de Vries & Kiu Siang Tay

Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)

14:45-16:15

ESMO-MCBS: what have we learnt and how can we expand

Elisabeth de Vries & Nathan Cherny

Salamanca Auditorium (Hall 3)

16:30-18:00

Bedside rationing: To prescribe or not to prescribe?

Paolo G. Casali

Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)

Sunday, 29 September 2019 

Time

Session Title

Chair(s)

Location

08:30-10:00

Immunotherapies: A revolution in cancer treatment, but are they accessible for all patients?

Christian Blank & Bettina Ryll

Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)

10:15-11:45

Poster Discussion - Public policy

Ferry Eskens 

Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)

16:30-18:00

The promise of Machine Learning in medical oncology

Rudolf Fehrmann 

Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)

Monday, 30 September 2019 

Time

Session Title

Chair(s)

Location

08:30-10:00

Surviving a cancer diagnosis with a good QoL

Janine Nuver & Andrew Bottomley

Santander Auditorium (Hall 3)

15:00-16:00

Relevance of patient reported outcomes

Bettina Ryll

Salamanca Auditorium (Hall 3)

16:30-18:00

Proffered Paper - Public policy

Elisabeth de Vries & Bill Evans 

Salamanca Auditorium (Hall 3)

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