ECIBC Plenary 2016: When Science and Policy collaborate for Health



ECIBC holds plenaries to inform stakeholders, including Members of the European Parliament, on the progress that the ECIBC projects is taking. This Plenary 2016 deals with the transfer of science into policy and relates to the preparation for the implementation of the European QA scheme. The Plenary will elaborate on the relation of ECIBC to national and European policies on breast cancer screening and care. Acknowledging the importance of developing scientifically sound and implementable deliverables, ECIBC aims at impacting on the health of women.

ECIBC takes a person-centred, transparent and inclusive approach in the development of its specific objectives.

24 November 2016: Science for Policy Development

09:30 - 10:15
Welcome & Opening
What kind of science is successful in supporting policy development: the scientists perspective
    Josep Figueras - European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
11:30 - 13:00
News and update from the ECIBC projects
13:00 - 14:30
Walking lunch and guided poster tour
14:30 - 15:00
Continue: News and update from the ECIBC projects
15:00 - 17:30
Making comparable performance assessment possible in Europe by using the accreditation legal framework
  • What is the accreditation legal framework, what are its benefits and shortcomings
    Ed Wieles - Dutch Accreditation Council, The Netherlands
  • The role of the accreditation legal framework in the European QA scheme
    Aliki Stathopoulou - QASDG member
  • Experience with using ISO 15189 as an option for accrediting pathology laboratories
    Marco Pradella - Local Health Authority Asolo, Italy
  • Experiences with implementing ISO 15189
    Katrien Grunberg - Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Moderated by Marc van den Bulcke - Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels
    and Jane Beaumont - Accreditation Adviser
Gala dinner at Villa Panza, Varese

25 November 2016: Policy for Science Implementation

09:30 - 10:45
Break out session: Discussing feasibility of implementation of the European QA scheme in different European Countries
Breast cancer services in European countries and the European QA scheme: country profile
  • Scotland
    Hillary Dobson - NHS Scotland
  • The Netherlands
    Ruud Pijnappel - University of Utrecht
  • Romania
    Luciana Neamtiu - Romanian programme for cancer prevention and control
    Moderated by Tit Albreht - National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
    and Stefan Schreck - DG SANTE
11:30 - 11:45
Debriefing Country tables
11:45 - 12:45
Round table discussion: What needs to be done at European and national levels to implement the European QA scheme
12:45 - 13:00
    Alojz Peterle - President of the MEPs Against Cancer (MACs), European Parliament