It has been announced that IBTA's founding Co-Director and Chair Kathy Oliver will be one of the speakers at the All.Can initiative’s workshop at the European Health Forum Gastein: ‘Making cancer care more efficient – what role can different stakeholders play?’. The workshop will take place on the afternoon of 4 October 2017 in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, and its focus will be to examine at how cancer care can be made more efficient through new ways of working with all stakeholders – including healthcare professionals, patients and patient groups, academia, payers, policymakers, industry, researchers and more non-traditional stakeholders such as IT and data providers.
The European Health Forum Gastein is a key annual conference, first founded in 1998, that has had a significant role in health guidelines development, and brings together politicians, senior decision-makers and representatives of interest groups from across the globe. The All.Can group comprises leading representatives from patient organisations, policymakers, healthcare professionals, research and industry from across Europe and Canada. It is an initiative that has been set up to engage policymakers on the need to improve the efficiency of cancer care, focusing on better outcomes for patients – and to try to find ways to optimise the use of resources in cancer care.
The session will be moderated by Vivek Muthu of Marivek Ltd. Speakers include:
- Kathy Oliver, founding Co-Director and Chair, International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA).
- Tit Albreht, Head of the Centre for Health Care, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia.
- Birgit Beger, CEO of European CanCer Organisation (ECCO)
- Deepak Khanna, Senior Vice President and Regional President (EMEAC), MSD Oncology
- Wendy Yared, Director, Association of European Cancer Leagues.