ECIBC National Contacts

ECIBC is taken forward in close coordination with experts from the 28 EU Member States and Iceland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.

They were asked to nominate a national contact as a focal point to represent each participating country for the duration of the project. Their contribution and input will be asked at various stages, for example:

  • To provide expertise and advice on documents and outputs produced by working groups, based on the situation at national level
  • To help identify organisational bodies or entities producing guidelines and / or owning private and public QA schemes (including institutional accreditations) for breast cancer services
  • To provide advice on how to identify which key breast cancer services to include in the pilot QA scheme, and
  • To actively participate in periodical plenary meetings


Country Name Surname Affiliation
AT - Österreich Alexandra RAMSSL-SAUER Gesundheit Österreich GmbH
BE - België; Belgique; Belgien Saskia VAN DEN BOGAERT FPS Health, Food chain safety and Environment
BG - България; Bălgarija Irina KOVACHEVA Department of Health Policy - Ministry of Health
CH - Schweiz; Suisse; Svizra; Schwiiz; Svizzera



Federal Office of Public Health - Health Insurance Directorate - Health Care Services Division
CY - Κύπρος Myrto AZINA-CHRONIDES Ministry of Health
CZ - Česká republika Jan DANEŠ General Teaching Hospital and First Faculty of Medicine - Charles University, Prague
DE - Deutschland Dorothee SPEISER Klinik für Gynäkologie mit Brustzentrum Charité
DK - Danmark Kristoffer


Danish Health Authority
EE - Eesti Ulla RAID Ministry of Social Affairs
ES - España Josep A. ESPINÀS Catalan Cancer Plan Department of Health
ES - España Isabel SAÍZ  MARTÍNEZ-ACITORES (alternate) Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad
FI - Suomi; Finland Minna TANNER Department of Oncology - Tampere University Hospital
FR - France Emmanuelle SALINES Department of health
GR - Ελλάδα Lydia IOANNIDOU – MOUZAKA University of Athens Medical School
HR - Hrvatska Andrea ŠUPE PARUN Division for Epidemiology and Prevention of Noncommunicable Chronic Diseases - Croatian National Institute of Public Health
HU - Magyarország Magdolna DANK Oncological Centre, Semmelweis University
IE - Éire; Ireland Michael CONROY Cancer, Blood and Organs Policy Unit - Department of Health
IS - Ísland Helgi SIGURÐSSON University of Iceland
IT - Italia Antonio FEDERICI Ministry of Health - Prevention Department
LT - Lietuva Rūta BRIEDIENĖ Diagnostic Radiology Department, National Cancer Institute
LU - Luxembourg Claire DILLENBOURG-WERTZ Ministère de la Santé
LV - Latvija Alinta HEGMANE Clinic of chemotherapy and haematology - Riga East University hospital
ME - Crna Gora/Црна Гора Vladimir


Clinical Centre of Montenegro

MK - Република Македонија Svetlana TEMELKOVSKA National Committee for Early Detection
MT - Malta Miriam DALMAS Ministry for Health - Office of the Chief Medical Officer
NL - Nederland



Ministry of Health - Public Health Department
NO - Norweegen Sissi


Norwegian Directorate of Health
PL - Polska Łukasz BALWICKI Medical University in Gdańsk
PT - Portugal Nuno MIRANDA National Cancer Plan - Direção Geral de Saúde
RO - România Alexandru ENIU Cancer Institute “I. Chiricuta” - Department of Breast Tumors
RS - Сpбија Verica JOVANOVIC Institute of Public Health of Serbia
SE - Sverige Göran ZETTERSTRÖM The National Board of Health and Welfare
SI - Slovenija Simona BORŠTNAR Institute of Oncology
SK - Slovensko Kamil POHLODEK University Hospital of Bratislava, 2nd Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
TR - Türkiye Cansu OZTURK Public Health Institute, Turkish Ministry of Health


* National contact representing England only