2023 Nordic Meeting on Equal Cancer Care
This invitation concerns mainly doctors, decision-makers, politicians, nurses or other relevant participants.
The Embassies of Denmark in Norway, Sweden and Finland have the pleasure of organizing the 2023 Nordic Meeting on Equal Cancer Care
Time: 14th of March 2023 from 16.00 – 20.30
Venue: Strandgade 25D, 1401 Copenhagen and online (link shared closer to the meeting)
RSVP before 28th of February 2023
The meeting is arranged in collaboration with Astellas Pharma, IQVIA, Human Bytes as well as the Nordic cancer societies.
Scope & Purpose
As populations age and the burden of non-communicable diseases follow suit in the Nordic countries, the increasing inequity of cancer diseases in particular continue to present major whole-of-system challenges at national, regional and local levels. As things stand in cancer care, it is far from everyone, who is able to benefit equitably from advancements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
With the aim of mitigating these important challenges as well as promoting equal cancer care engagement broadly, the Ambassadors of Denmark in in Norway, Sweden and Finland host the 2023 Nordic Meeting on Equal Cancer Care.
The meeting takes place in Copenhagen on March 14th and will feature debates and presentations on the way forward in the Nordic countries towards ensuring greater equality in cancer prevention, treatment and aftercare within resilient healthcare systems that can remain high quality and in which all patients can continue to trust.
In the Nordic countries, both the current approaches, the challenges of the future and the solutions needed are strikingly similar. On that basis, even further enhancement of collaborative efforts is warranted and a vital asset to all change and improvement efforts. The 2023 meeting is a follow-up on previous meetings at Scandinavian and national levels and on the unique Nordic approaches and expertise within e.g. integrated cancer care pathways and multidisciplinary approaches to treatment. With the 2023 meeting, these experiences and the outcomes of previous seminars will move forward with the goal of pursuing even greater cross-discipline and cross-border learning, sharing of best practises in terms of approaches, efforts regarding essential medicines and novel technological advances for the benefit of patients, relative, staff and healthcare systems.
For inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact Emma Peltonen, firstname.lastname@example.org
16.00-16.15 Arrival & Registration
Line Friis Frederiksen, Moderator
Louise Bang Jespersen, Ambassador of Denmark in Norway
Kristina Miskowiak Beckvard, Ambassador of Denmark in Sweden
Jakob Nymann-Lindegren, Ambassador of Denmark in Finland
16.30-16.40 Introduction & Background
Moderator & Organizers
16.40-17.20 PANEL: DISPARITIES IN CANCER & PATIENTS NEEDS
Jesper Fisker, Director, Danish Cancer Society
Ingrid Stenstadvold Ross, Director, Norwegian Cancer Society
Ulrika Årehed Kågström, Director, Swedish Cancer Society
Juha Pekka Turunen, Director, Finnish Cancer Society
17.20-18.00 THEME 1: PREVENTION & HEALTHCARE ACCESS
1) Equitable cancer prevention and healthcare access – the way forward?
Frederik Baastrup, Founder & Partner, Human Bytes
Stefan Ohlsson, Vice President & General Manager Nordics, IQVIA
2) Treatment and medicine access
Jonathan Lind Martinsson, Head of Unit, Department of Value Based Pricing, Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency, Sweden
Kristiina Kaste, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Pharmaceuticals Pricing Board, Finland
Daniel Heinrich, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Innlandet Hospital and President of Norwegian Association of Oncology
Flemming Sonne, CEO, AMGROS, Denmark
Iselin Dahlen Syversen, Head of Department, Sykehusinnkjøp HF, Norway (remotely)
18.15-19.00 THEME 2: FOLLOW-UP, REHAB & AFTERCARE
1) Equitable patient follow-up and aftercare
Pia Vihinen, Director, Western Finland Cancer Centre
2) Equitable approaches to handling complex needs in aftercare
Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Professor, Head of COMPAS Danish Research Center for Equality in Cancer and Head of Research Group “Survivorship and Social Inequality in Cancer” at Danish Cancer Society Research Center (DCRC)
19:00-19:30 PANEL: MITIGATING INEQUITY IN CANCER CARE IN NORDIC COUNTRIES
Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki, Chief Specialist, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland
To be confirmed, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of Sweden
Lene Brøndum, Chief Advisor, Ministry of the Interior and Health of Denmark
Espen Aasen, Director General, Ministry of Health and Care Services of Norway
19.30-19:45 Wrap-up & discussion
19:45-20:30 Buffet & networking