EORTC Anniversary - Identity


Celebrating the Past, Inspiring the Future


Friday 11 March 2022

Session 1

10:15 – 12:30 EORTC: reflect on the past to build the future
Chairs: B. Tombal (Belgium) & D. Lacombe (Belgium)
10:15 – 10:25 Video: EORTC, past, present and future
10:25 – 10:35 Welcome by EORTC President
Speaker: B. Tombal (Belgium)
10:35 – 10:45 Welcome by Honorary President of ECRF-EORTC
Speaker: HRH Princess Dina Mired (Jordan)
10:45 – 11:05 Keynote Lecture: 60 years of EORTC
Chair: B. Tombal (Belgium) Speaker: J. Verweij (The Netherlands)
11:05 – 12:00 Past Presidents Forum
Chairs: A. Costa (Italy) and L. Licitra (Italy)

Questions related to their presidency, changes that have happened and looking to the future.
Panel: J.-C. Horiot (Switzerland) President 1997-2000
A. M. Eggermont (The Netherlands) President 2003-2006
M. Piccart (Belgium) President 2006-2009
J.-Y. Blay (France) President 2009-2012
R. Stupp (USA) President 2012-2017
12:00 – 12:30 Launch of the new governance
Chair: W. van der Graaf (The Netherlands), EORTC President-elect
Speakers: B. Tombal (Belgium) and D. Lacombe (Belgium)
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch

Session 2

13:15 – 15:00 Multidisciplinary clinical cancer research in the 21st Century
Chairs: E. Eisenhauer (Canada) and M. Piccart (Belgium)
13:15 – 13:35 Targeting the immune system: lessons from the Melanoma Group
Speaker: A. M. Eggermont (The Netherlands)
13:35 – 13:50 EORTC network agility alongside the evolution of science: lesson learned from the Lung Group.
Speaker: B. Besse (France)
13:50 – 14:35 Multidisciplinary clinical cancer research: where do we go from here?
Chairs: E. Eisenhauer (Canada) & M. Piccart (Belgium)
Panel: I. Lugowska (Poland)
P. Ost (Belgium)
F. van Duijnhoven (The Netherlands)
E. Giovannetti (The Netherlands)
14:35 – 15:00 The importance of clinical research for cancer patients
Speaker: J. Geissler (Germany)

Session 3

15:00 – 15:55 An alliance for independent clinical cancer research: creating opportunities
Chairs: R. Stupp (USA) & V. Golfinopoulos (Belgium)
Panel: D. Cameron (UK), Breast International Group
J. de Bono (UK), The Institute of Cancer Research
J-Y. Blay (France), UNICANCER and Centre Léon Bérard
M. Vignetti (Italy), Fondazione GIMEMA Onlus
L. Paz-Ares (Spain), Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre
U. Keilholz (Germany), Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
J. H. Doroshow (USA), National Cancer Institute
J. Dancey (Canada), Canadian Cancer Trials Group
15:55 – 16:00 Concluding remarks, insight into the future of academic partnerships
Speaker: R. Stupp (USA)
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break

Session 4

16:15 – 17:30 Clinical cancer research: a European vision
Chairs: J.-Y. Blay (France) & D. Lacombe (Belgium)
Panel: M. Aapro (Switzerland), European Cancer Organisation
C. Chomienne (France)
, Horizon Europe Cancer Mission Board, European Commission
L. Meheus (Belgium), Anticancer Fund
Y. Natsis (Greece), European Public Health Alliance
J. F. Ryan (Luxembourg), DG for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Institut National du Cancer, France: To be confirmed
F. Pignatti (The Netherlands), European Medicines Agency

Session 5

17:30 – 17:45 Closing Remarks
Speakers: B. Tombal (Belgium) & W. van der Graaf (The Netherlands)