Quality Assurance Scheme Development Group
The Quality Assurance Scheme Development Group (QASDG) will develop the European Quality Assurance Scheme for Breast Cancer Services (the European QA scheme) to set common quality and safety requirements for person-centred breast cancer services in Europe. The scheme will cover all the processes of breast cancer care (screening, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation & supportive care, follow-up & survivorship care and palliative care) and will be underpinned by the accreditation legal framework and evidence from guidelines.
The QASDG discusses and selects the requirements within virtual working environments and in meetings organised every three months. The initial draft documents and the final versions before piloting are subject of open calls for feedback launched online. After piloting, the so validated scheme will become operative on voluntary basis throughout Europe.
The members are also invited to contribute to the other ECIBC objectives, the Digital Mammography Training Template and the European Guidelines Platform covering all processes of care (from screening to end-of-life care).
The QASDG is supported by the external contractors EA- European Co-operation for Accreditation for the accreditation legal framework and for the coordination of national accreditation bodies, by CCIb –Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre for literature review and by IQ healthcare to develop indicators.
Members and external experts
After completion of my M.D. in Free University of Brussels (1975), I went in an Internal Medicine Department for 3 years before to accomplish my formation in Medical Imaging, specializing in Interventional Radiology and CT/MRI.
In 1984, I became Director of the Cancer Screening and Prevention Clinic in Jules Bordet Institute, Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Free University of Brussels.
I took involvement in the European Breast Cancer Screening Group and was founder and Chairman of the Brussels Breast Cancer Screening Program which was founded to apply the European Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening.
I published papers linked to Cancer Screening and Prevention concerning Breast, Colon and Prostate but also on Melanoma.
I am active member of International Breast Cancer Screening Network and of different Scientific Societies (RSNA, ECR, AACR, SFR, BSR…).I am currently member of the Board and Past President of Brussels Cancer Screening Program and of the French Community of Belgium Cancer Reference Center.