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Kick-off meeting of the European Guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis

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7 September 2015

12:00 - 12:45
Welcome and introduction
  • The policy context of the ECIBC project
    Michael Hübel - Head of Unit SANTE C.1, Directorate-General for Health & Food Safety (DG SANTE), European Commission (EC)
  • The Joint Research Centre and the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection
    Krzysztof Maruszewski - Director of the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), Joint Research Centre (JRC), EC
  • The Public Health Policy Support Unit
    Ciarán Nicholl - Head of Unit, Public Health Policy Support (PHPS), IHCP, JRC, EC
  • The ECIBC
    Donata Lerda - Healthcare Quality Team (HQ) Leader, PHPS, IHCP, JRC, EC
12:45 - 13:30
Introduction of participants (‘tour de table’)
  • Approval of the agenda
14:30 - 15:30
Personal reading of documents and group discussion
  • Guideline working modality
15:45 - 17:15
PICO questions
  • Training: formulating questions according to the PICO format
    Jesús López-Alcalde - Healthcare Quality Team, PHPS, IHCP, JRC, EC
  • Group work for formulation of PICO questions (parallel sessions)
    Jesús López-Alcalde - Healthcare Quality Team, PHPS, IHCP, JRC, EC

8 September 2015

09:00 - 10:15
Personal reading of documents and group discussion
  • Mandate, commitment, confidentiality, and rules of procedure
10:30 - 11:45
Personal reading of documents and group discussion
  • Assessment and management of interests
11:45 - 13:00
Group discussion and agreement
  • Scope of the guideline
14:00 - 16:00
Group discussion
  • Sections of the guideline
16:15 - 17:15
Group discussion and agreement
  • Method to prioritize the guideline questions
  • Key topics and questions of the guideline

9 September 2015

09:00 - 10:30
Group discussion and agreement
  • Nomination of the guideline’s co-chairs and vice-chairs
  • Creation of subgroups
10:45 - 11:45
Presentation and agreement on the next steps and meetings
11:45 - 12:00
Any other business and closure of the meeting